Hogan leads No. 15 Stanford past Colorado 48-0

Hogan leads No. 15 Stanford past Colorado 48-0
November 3, 2012, 5:26 pm
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Colorado quarterback Jordan Webb, front, is stopped after a short gain by Stanford linebacker A.J. Tarpley in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Kevin Hogan ignited No. 15 Stanford's sputtering offense and led the Cardinal to a 48-0 rout of Colorado, the Buffaloes' first shutout at home in 26 years.

Hogan picked apart the nation's worst defense, throwing for 184 yards and running for 48 more in just two quarters of work, and the Buffaloes were powerless to respond, gaining 76 yards of offense behind a trio of overwhelmed quarterbacks.

The Cardinal (7-2, 5-1 Pac-12) handed the Buffs (1-8, 1-5) their first shutout at Folsom Field since a 28-0 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 15, 1986, snapping a streak of 150 straight games in which the Buffs had scored at home.

Hogan replaced senior Josh Nunes, who has found it difficult to follow in the gargantuan footsteps of Andrew Luck, the top pick in last spring's NFL draft. After Stanford's first two drives ended in punts, Hogan came in and led the Cardinal on six straight scoring drives before punter Daniel Zychlinski was needed again.