I-A College Football
                === Stanford rolls through Washington State ===
 Seattle,  WA  (Sports Network) - Devon  Cajuste hauled in two of Kevin Hogan's
 three  touchdown passes, and a pair of interception returns helped punctuate a
 55-17  triumph for  fifth-ranked Stanford over Washington State on Saturday at
 CenturyLink Field.
 Hogan  amassed a  career-high 286 yards through the air, with his only blemish
 an  interception on  a day in which  he completed 16 of his 25 passes. Cajuste
 highlighted  a four-catch, 115-yard performance with 57 and 33-yard scores for
 Stanford (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12), which has won six straight over the Cougars.
 "I  thought we played well," said Stanford coach David Shaw. "We played a good
 60  minutes,  we didn't play perfectly  but guys played well. They played hard
 and didn't worry about the score."
 Third-quarter  interception  returns from  Jordan  Richards  and Trent  Murphy
 helped  break  the game  open, as  the Cardinal  defense held Washington State
 (3-2, 1-1) to just three points over the first three quarters.
 Cougars  signal caller Connor Halliday threw for 183 yards and an interception
 on 24-of-36 efficiency. He was forced to leave the game shortly after taking a
 hard shot on his interception in the third.
 Gabe  Marks  and  Rickey  Galvin  had  47  and  8-yard  touchdown  receptions,
 respectively, late in the fourth quarter with the outcome already decided.
 Cajuste's long touchdown receptions came on back-to-back drives to open a 17-3
 lead for Stanford, which scored on its first three possessions of the game and
 maintained that margin by halftime.
 It  was on its way to a fourth straight score, but Hogan had a pass picked off
 in the back corner of the end zone by Deone Buchanon, stalling a 17-play drive
 that chewed up over nine minutes of second quarter clock.
 Andrew  Furney had Washington State's only points of the half with his 36-yard
 field goal on the team's opening drive. He had a chance to cut into Stanford's
 lead after the turnover, but had a 45-yard attempt sail wide left.
 The  Cardinal defense  made a fourth down  stop on the Cougars' opening set of
 the second half, then forced Halliday into a turnover on their ensuing drive.
 Murphy  crushed  Halliday into the ground  as he threw  a pass up and into the
 hands  of Richards,  who took it 30  yards the other way for a score. Halliday
 attempted  to  stay in the  game on the Cougars'  next drive, but exited after
 clutching his back on a screen pass.
 Stanford  put Washington  State out of its misery soon after. Hogan launched a
 45-yard  TD pass  to Michael Rector, then Murphy picked off backup quarterback
 Austin Apodaca for a 30-yard score to move Stanford's advantage to 38-3.
 Jordan  Williamson,  whose 28-yard kick gave  Stanford its first points of the
 game, pushed his team's lead to 41-3 with a 27-yard boot early in the fourth.
 Remound  Wright  and  Barry  Sanders  added 53  and  22-yard  rushing  scores,
 respectively,  later  in the  frame to  cap the scoring  for the Cardinal. For
 Sanders,  the son of the Hall of Fame running back, it was the first TD of his
                                   Game Notes
 Stanford  is 9-0  with Hogan as the  starter ... The Cardinal have recorded at
 least one takeaway in a nation-best 28 straight games ... Halliday entered the
 contest  with nine touchdowns over his previous two games ... Washington State
 has  lost  eight games  in a  row to  top-five opponents  ... The Cougars were
 aiming for their first 4-1 start since 2003.
 09/29 02:55:16 ET

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