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Bercovici throws for 242 yards, No. 17 Arizona State runs past No. 23 Stanford, 26-10

  • Arizona State running back D.J. Foster (8) carries against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona State running back D.J. Foster (8) carries against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) makes a catch over Stanford cornerback Ronnie Harris (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong (21) makes a catch over Stanford cornerback Ronnie Harris (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici (2) throws against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici (2) throws against Stanford during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)  (The Associated Press)

Mike Bercovici threw for 242 yards and a touchdown, Zane Gonzalez kicked four second-half field goals and No. 17 Arizona State cleared a big hurdle by running past No. 23 Stanford, 26-10 on Saturday night.

The Cardinal had become a nemesis of sorts for Arizona State, powering past the Sun Devils in two games last season, including a dominating win in the Pac-12 Championship game.

Arizona State (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) turned the tables against Stanford with an efficient performance on both sides of the ball.

The Sun Devils scored the most points allowed by the nation's top-rated defense behind a nice mix of run and pass, while its defense refused to get pushed around by bigger Cardinal up front.

Stanford (4-3, 2-2) labored offensively again and nearly tripled its nation-leading average of 10 points allowed per game on defense.