NCAA Game Summary - Stanford at Colorado|
(Saturday, November 3rd)
Final Score: (15) Stanford 48, Colorado 0
Boulder, CO (Sports Network) - Kevin Hogan threw a pair of touchdown passes
and Stepfan Taylor rushed for a pair of scores as No. 15 Stanford routed
Colorado, 48-0, at Folsom Field.
Hogan completed 18-of-23 passes for 184 yards before being replaced in the
fourth quarter for the Cardinal (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12), who have won three
Hogan added 48 yards on seven carries, while Taylor finished with 43 yards on
10 carries. Levine Toilolo caught three passes for 59 yards and a score in the
"Our guys played extremely well, it was a great game plan and the guys played
it to perfection," Stanford coach David Shaw said.
Jordan Webb started the game under center for the Buffaloes (1-8, 1-5) and
went 4-of-10 through the air for 19 yards with an interception.
Nick Kasa had three receptions for 34 yards to pace a Colorado offense that
was held to just 76 total yards and turned the ball over three times.
"They are a very good defense and they showed it today," Colorado coach Jon
Embree said about Stanford.
Colorado advanced the ball to its own 45-yard line after the teams traded
three-and-outs on the first two possessions of the game, but Ed Reynolds
intercepted a Webb pass on 3rd-and-6 and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown.
The Cardinal used another turnover to add to their lead as A.J. Tarpley
recovered a Kasa fumble in the closing seconds of the first quarter to give
Stanford the ball at the Colorado 40.
Three plays later, Taylor reeled off a 26-yard touchdown run to give the
Cardinal a 14-0 lead with 14:30 remaining in the second quarter.
Stanford regained the ball at its own 30-yard line following a Colorado three-
and-out, and Hogan found Zach Ertz and Ryan Hewitt for double-digit gains to
advance the ball past midfield before Jamal-Rashad Patterson's 42-yard rush
placed the ball at the Buffaloes' two.
Remound Wright rumbled across the goal line from a yard out three plays later
to give the Cardinal a 21-0 advantage with 8:26 left in the half.
Hogan converted a 3rd-and-9 on Stanford's next touch with a 20-yard run and
then hit Toilolo for a 32-yard gain to move inside the Colorado red zone,
setting up Ertz's 1-yard TD reception.
Taylor's 2-yard rushing touchdown in the closing seconds of the second quarter
gave Stanford a commanding 35-0 lead at the break.
The Cardinal built on their lead with a 31-yard field goal by Jordan
Williamson on the opening possession of the third quarter, and then added a
19-yard TD reception by Toilolo on their next touch for a 45-0 advantage.
Colorado's Gerald Thomas fumbled a punt early in the fourth quarter to give
the ball to Stanford at the Buffaloes' 22 and set up Williamson's 35-yard
The Buffaloes had not driven into Stanford territory throughout the entire
game until Connor Wood found Tony Jones and Kasa for gains of 22 and 20 yards,
respectively, on their ensuing drive to move the ball to the Cardinal 33.
Colorado would be forced to punt, though, as a sack and delay of game penalty
pushed the ball out of field-goal range, preserving the shutout for Stanford.
The Cardinal were able to run out the remaining 6:35 of game clock to close
out the contest.
"It's one thing to go out and win a game, which is great, but once a game is
in hand, we want to finish it," Shaw said about preserving the shutout.
Stanford improved to 2-2 on the road this season ... Taylor needs 53 more
rushing yards to record his third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, which
would be a first in Stanford history ... The Cardinal racked up 436 total
yards of offense ... Colorado finished with minus-21 yards on the ground ...
Wood completed 4-of-7 passes for 66 yards.
11/03 20:02:02 ET