Football Bowl Subdivision

                    === No. 15 Stanford blanks Colorado ===
 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.
                                   Game Notes
 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 20:02:20 ET

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