11/03/2015 - Washington State kicker Erik Powell made his first five field goals Saturday night. The Cougars needed one more, though, and he didn't have it. And so No. 8 Stanford's playoff hopes live on. Powell missed wide right on a 43-yarder as time expired, allowing Stanford to escape with a 30-28 win on a day Powell tied Drew Dunning's 2003 school record with five makes despite rainy, windy conditions. Conrad Ukropina kicked a 19-yard field goal with 1:54 left to put Stanford ahead.
Quarterback Kevin Hogan ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns for Stanford (7-1, 6-0 Pac-12), which is the only undefeated team in Pac-12 play. "Kevin Hogan has got so much heart," Stanford coach David Shaw said. "We had to lean on him as a runner." Hogan completed just 10 of 19 passes for 86 yards. But he ran 14 times, including a 59-yard touchdown run, and even out-rushed teammate Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 107 yards rushing to go over 1,000 for the season. "I guess miracles do exist," Hogan joked. - AP Sports
09/26/2015 - Quarterback Kevin Hogan was back in an ankle boot following Stanford's victory over Oregon State. It certainly didn't appear that his sprained left ankle gave him any trouble in the 42-24 victory Friday night for the No. 21 Cardinal. A game-time decision, he completed 9-of-14 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. "I'm out there, the adrenaline is kicking in," Hogan said. "I feel good. I feel no limitations." Christian McCaffrey ran for a career-high 206 yards and ended up with 303 all-purpose yards for Stanford (3-1, 2-0 Pac-12), which held just a 21-17 lead at the half over the Beavers (2-2, 0-1) before a pair of third-quarter touchdowns.
Oregon State true freshman Seth Collins hit Jordan Villamin with a 40-yard scoring pass to open the fourth quarter and the Beavers pulled within 35-24, but Stanford answered with Barry Sanders' 65-yard touchdown run and Oregon State couldn't catch up. Collins passed for 275 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for another score. Villamin caught seven passes for 138 yards. Sanders rushed for 97 yards and two scores for the Cardinal. - AP Sports
09/24/2015 - Stanford unsure if QB Kevin Hogan (ankle) will play at Oregon State...Kevin Hogan, coming off one of his best performances in the last two seasons, could miss Stanford's game at Oregon State on Friday because of what David Shaw called a "significant" ankle sprain. Hogan completed 18-of-23 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions to lead the team to a 41-31 victory against USC, the team's first in the series since 2012. Hogan suffered the injury in the second half of the win but did not miss time until sitting out Monday's practice. David Shaw said Monday that Hogan will not practice Tuesday or Wednesday but give the ankle a try on Thursday, the day before Stanford's game at Oregon State in primetime.
"We're not talking about a kid here," Shaw said, via ESPN.com. "We're talking about a fifth-year senior that's played a lot of football. We filmed a lot of stuff today in our virtual reality that he'll be able to go through and make sure that he gets those visual reps. I'm not worried about him mentally or emotionally. It's just physically. If he can do it, he'll play. "In his mind, he's playing, but we're going to do the smart thing for him medically." If Hogan can not play, either redshirt sophomore Ryan Burns or redshirt freshman Keller Chryst will make their first career start against the Beavers. Stanford opened as more than a two-touchdown favorite in the game. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
09/22/2015 - SEPT 21 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, a senior quarterback from McLean, Va., threw for 279 yards, completing 18-of-23 passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions, in Stanford's 41-31 win over USC. Stanford overcame an 11-point second-quarter deficit and outscored the Trojans 31-10 in the final two and a half quarters. Hogan helped the Cardinal maintain a 2:1 time of possession battle, with Stanford converting 8 of 12 third downs. Hogan claimed his fourth-best passing efficiency game of his career at 208.9. He is now tied for fourth in school history at 53 career touchdown passes. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Anu Solomon, QB, ARIZ; Demario Richard, RB, ASU; Khalfani Muhammad, RB, CAL; Jeff Lockie, QB, ORE; Seth Collins, QB, OSU; Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA; Devontae Booker, RB, UTAH, Jake Browning, QB, WASH. - Pac-12 Football
09/20/2015 - In Stanford's pregame meeting, coach David Shaw asked every player who has played in two Pac-12 championship games to stand. Nearly half the room arose. "Our guys are used to playing in big games," Shaw said. "We need to act like it." That big-game experience shined through repeatedly while the Cardinal revitalized their season with yet another major win at the Coliseum. Kevin Hogan passed for 279 yards and two touchdowns, Remound Wright rushed for three more scores and Stanford opened Pac-12 play with a 41-31 victory over No. 6 Southern California on Saturday night. Austin Hooper and Devon Cajuste caught touchdown passes as Hogan beat USC for the first time in his career, snapping the Trojans' two-game winning streak in the lively in-state rivalry.
Christian McCaffrey rushed for 115 yards for the Cardinal (2-1, 1-0), who scored just six points in their stunning season-opening loss at Northwestern. They looked more like their usual powerhouse selves Saturday during a 474-yard offensive performance at the Coliseum, where they've won four times in their last five trips. "I think a lot of people underestimated us as a team," Hogan said. "We gave them that ability after our loss in Week 1, but we're going to get better every week. We're already talking about next week." Hogan didn't appear to be injured during his postgame interview session, yet he walked to the team bus on crutches with his left foot in a walking boot. - AP Sports
09/14/2015 - STANFORD (1-1, 0-0)...Game: Stanford 31, UCF 7. Senior Kevin Hogan completed 17-of-29 passes for a career-high 339 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, to help the Cardinal bounce back from a season-opening loss at Northwestern. Hogan posted the second 300-yard passing game of his career, and beat his previous career best of 329 yards, set against Cal in 2013. Bryce Love caught two of the passes from Hogan, including a 93-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Takeaway: Coach David Shaw didn't like questions about Stanford's play-calling last week in the loss to Northwestern, in which the Cardinal didn't score a touchdown.
This would be a good time to note that he had to use a flea-flicker to get his team into the end zone for the first time, a 53-yard strike to Michael Rector in the second quarter. So, Stanford does have some life on offense, especially if true freshman Bryce Love is as electric as he appeared in turning a screen pass into a 93-yard touchdown dash. Stanford needs all the speed of Love and sophomore Christian McCaffrey against USC this week. At least the Cardinal will head there with some confidence. Next: at USC, Sept. 19. - The Sports Xchange
09/13/2015 - It took a trick play to get Stanford's offense finally going this season. Afterward, it was as if the floodgates had opened. Kevin Hogan connected on a 53-yard flea flicker to Michael Rector to highlight a three-touchdown night as Stanford bounced back from a disappointing loss in its season opener to beat Central Florida 31-7 on Saturday night. "You never want to allow it to creep in that, 'Oh no, we can't reach the end zone,'" Hogan said. "It was almost like breaking the ice. I think everybody kind of settled in after that and felt comfortable."
The deep strike to Rector was Stanford's first touchdown of the season. Hogan added a 7-yard touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey and a 93-yarder to Bryce Love in the second half as the Cardinal (1-1) avoided their first 0-2 start since 2006. Hogan finished with a career-high 341 yards, including three passes of more than 40 yards. "Once we got into a rhythm offensively it was fun to watch," coach David Shaw said. "We did try to do some different things game-plan wise to get some guys in space. We have some speed on this team." The Knights (0-2) struggled to generate any sort of offense with starting quarterback Justin Holman leaving early with an injury. - AP Sports
04/22/2015 - The unconventional scoring system Stanford uses for its spring game might have been the only drama this year. The defense dominated again Saturday, winning 23-7 by the school's official count. Of course, the unit had been ahead 27-7 on the scoreboard and didn't receive points for another turnover, which even had coach David Shaw questioning the final tally. "I would like to have control of the scoreboard on the sidelines every game that we play," Shaw quipped. Regardless of what the scoreboard showed, the game summed up exactly what Stanford is right now: a work in progress.
Perhaps the most encouraging part of the spring for Stanford is fifth-year senior Kevin Hogan looks more like the quarterback who carried the Cardinal to three straight wins at the end of last season than the inconsistent player during their 5-5 start. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 187 yards and said he feels as good as ever. "I thought it was a great spring all together," Hogan said. "We moved the ball efficiently down the field. We were efficient in the red zone. Defense is going to make plays. But I thought overall offensively, we had a great spring." - AP Sports
01/15/2015 - Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan will return to school as a fifth-year senior, opting to make one more run with the Cardinal next season instead of entering the NFL draft or pursuing other career paths. Hogan announced his decision via Twitter on Thursday, the final day for underclassman to declare for the draft. The school confirmed he would be back. Hogan's return should boost Stanford's chances to contend for the Pac-12 title. It also delays plans for his highly touted backups, freshman Keller Chryst and sophomore Ryan Burns, to take over the position. Hogan helped stabilize the program after Andrew Luck's departure and led the Cardinal to consecutive conference championships and Rose Bowl berths in his first two years as the starter before he and the program slid back this season. He has thrown for 6,518 yards, 48 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. - AP Sports
12/31/2014 - Everything that Stanford was trying to do most of the season came together in the final three games, and each victory was more impressive than the prior one. Kevin Hogan threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, Remound Wright ran for three short scores, and Stanford overwhelmed Maryland 45-21 in the Foster Farms Bowl on Tuesday night. "We just played better. There's no magic to it," Cardinal coach David Shaw said. On a chilly, windy night in Silicon Valley, Stanford (8-5) blew past the Terrapins with the kind of complete performance that had eluded the Cardinal most of the year.
They outgained Maryland 414 to 222 yards and looked right at home at Levi's Stadium, about 11 miles from campus. It was the most points scored in a bowl game in Stanford history. "We finished the season strong. Just the season as a whole, we know how good we are," Hogan said. "It stinks that sometimes people look at the record and judge a team off that." Stanford denied Maryland its first postseason win since 2010, when it beat East Carolina in the Military Bowl. The Terrapins (7-6) lost three of their last four games in their first year in the Big Ten, which included victories at Penn State and Michigan. - AP Sports