Kevin Hogan's touchdown pushes Stanford past Washington

Stanford’s inability to score touchdowns in the red zone likely cost them their Pac-12 opener against USC. For much of the game against the Washington Huskies on Saturday, it again appeared to be the equation the Cardinal could not figure out. Save for an impressive first half score by receiver Ty Montgomery, David Shaw's team turned the ball over in opponent territory and was forced into field goal attempts too many times once again.

Kevin Hogan would give the Cardinal the breakthrough they needed in a tight game. Late in the fourth quarter, he scored a 5-yard touchdown on a rollout that would give Stanford a 20-13 lead that turned out to be the final score. Hogan’s difference-making scamper is featured above.

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Hogan struggled with turnovers, throwing an interception and losing a fumble in the red zone, but he made plays with his feet throughout the game and regularly evaded a Washington defense that came into the game leading the nation in sacks. He would finish the game with 53 yards on the ground, and they were all big yards considering Washington defenders were regularly in the backfield. 

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