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No. 25 Stanford quiets Connor Halliday, beats Washington State 34-17

  • Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan throws against Washington State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan throws against Washington State during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stanford tight end Eric Cotton, left, celebrates his touchdown reception with teammate Greg Taboada during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Stanford tight end Eric Cotton, left, celebrates his touchdown reception with teammate Greg Taboada during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (12) is sacked by Stanford linebacker Peter Kalambayi, top left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday (12) is sacked by Stanford linebacker Peter Kalambayi, top left, during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Hogan threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns and No. 25 Stanford slowed down Connor Halliday and the Air Raid offense in a 34-17 victory over Washington State on Friday night.

Greg Taboado grabbed his first two career TDs and fellow tight end Eric Cotton had his first scoring catch to help the Cardinal (4-2, 2-1) rebound from a nonconference loss at Notre Dame and renew their chase for a third straight Pac-12 championship.

A week after Halliday threw for an NCAA-record 734 yards in a 60-59 loss to California, the nation's stingiest scoring defense harassed him all over the backfield.

Stanford held Halliday to 42-for-69 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns, forced one interception and had four sacks. The Cougars (2-5, 1-3) have lost two in a row, and their chances of making consecutive bowl games under Mike Leach look dim.