Stanford's Kevin Hogan shakes off early picks with stiff-arm, touchdown
Stanford and Oregon State were tied 7-all in the first quarter Saturday in Palo Alto, but maybe they shouldn't have been. Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan threw two early interceptions, but he would soon show why resiliency at the quarterback position is such an important thing.
The second Hogan turnover allowed the Beavers to score from just five yards out, a gift considering their offense was struggling to get anything going. But the Cardinal quarterback would respond on the next possession. Hogan perfectly faked a handoff on a zone-read play and took off for a 37-yard touchdown run, the longest of his career. It wasn't without its challenges.
The Cardinal signal-caller needed to throw a stiff-arm on Oregon State defensive back Ryan Murphy, who had picked off Hogan earlier in the game.
Hogan would go on to be the Cardinal's leading passer and receiver, racking up 277 yards passing and accounting for three touchdowns as Stanford pulled away to win 38-14.