Remound Wright ran for four touchdowns, and Stanford used a smothering defensive effort to rout rival California 38-17 on Saturday and clinch bowl eligibility.
Marcus Mariota threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores in fifth-ranked Oregon’s 45-16 victory over Stanford on Saturday night.
Kevin Hogan threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Ty Montgomery returned a punt for a score and Stanford’s sporadic offense busted out of a season-long slump in a 38-14 rout of Oregon State on Saturday. The victory sets up a date with the sixth-ranked Ducks for first place in the Pac-12’s North Division.
Everett Golson threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Ben Koyack in the corner of the end zone with 61 seconds left as No. 9 Notre Dame overcame two turnovers and two bungled snaps on field goal attempts on a cold, rainy Saturday to beat No. 14 Stanford 17-14.
After beating four teams with a combined record of 7-11 – with none of those opponents’ victories coming against Power Five conference teams – the Fighting Irish on Saturday host 14th-ranked Stanford, which has the nation’s top-rated defense.
Kevin Hogan ran for a 5-yard touchdown with 4:29 remaining, and No. 16 Stanford used its stingy defense and a poorly timed fake punt by Washington to post a 20-13 win on Saturday.
Kevin Hogan threw for 216 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 15 Stanford rebounded from a frustrating loss to Southern California with a 35-0 win over Army on Saturday.
Neither 10th seeded Stanford nor 11th seeded Dayton were considered elite when the NCAA Tournament brackets were released. But one of those teams will continue ride another victory Thursday into the Elite Eight, just one victory away from the Final Four.
Stanford is in the field for the first time in six years, but half of its games have been against NCAA tournament teams.
Chiney Ogwumike scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in her final career regular-season game for No. 5 Stanford, leading the Cardinal to an 84-64 victory over Washington State on Saturday night.