Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious final kick by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.
Entering his first full year as the starting quarterback, Hogan sure looks more comfortable – and will need to be. He has almost all new wide receivers and tight ends and will be expected to carry the Cardinal offense even more this season.
With his second spring practice drawing to a close, Kevin Hogan is no longer a green-behind-the ears backup-turned-starter. He’s now leading a Stanford team that is, by most accounts, a legitimate national title contender.
Kevin Hogan threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for 47 yards and another score to help eighth-ranked Stanford beat No. 17 UCLA 27-24 in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
In one of the smoothest and least controversial midseason changes any major program will ever have, Kevin Hogan has quietly supplanted Josh Nunes under center.