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               === Stanford scores late to edge Oregon State ===
 
 Stanford,  CA (Sports  Network)  -  Kevin Hogan  threw  for three  touchdowns,
 including  the  game-winning pass to Zach  Ertz late in the fourth quarter, as
 No. 16 Stanford edged 13th-ranked Oregon State, 27-23, at Stanford Stadium.
 
 Hogan  completed  22-of-29 passes for 254 yards with two interceptions for the
 Cardinal (8-2, 6-2 Pac-12), who have won four straight.
 
 "I'm  happy that  we  got the  win.  Some incompletions  here  and there,  the
 interceptions,  obviously,  you want to  protect the ball  at all time. In the
 end, we got our goal, so I'm happy about that," Hogan said.
 
 Ertz finished with 75 yards on nine receptions, while Stepfan Taylor added 114
 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the win.
 
 Taylor also had 47 yards and a touchdown on two receptions.
 
 Cody Vaz threw for 226 yards and a touchdown on 23-of-38 efficiency for Oregon
 State (7-2, 5-2), which has dropped two of three.
 
 Markus  Wheaton had seven receptions for 91 yards and a score, and Storm Woods
 carried the ball 15 times for 94 yards in defeat.
 
 "They  were  real physical but I  think our O-line did  a good job and we were
 able  to gash them  a couple time and I think we were pretty productive on the
 run today," Woods said.
 
 Oregon  State trailed  14-10 at the half,  but opened the third quarter with a
 10-play,  75-yard  scoring drive  Brandin  Cooks  kept  alive with  a  15-yard
 reception  on a 3rd-and-8. Wheaton grabbed a pass over the middle and raced 22
 yards into the end zone to give the Beavers their first lead of the game.
 
 Ryan  Murphy then  intercepted a tipped Hogan pass on Stanford's ensuing drive
 and  returned it to the Cardinal 27, setting up Trevor Romaine's 42-yard field
 goal for a 20-14 advantage.
 
 The  Beavers regained  the  ball  at the  Cardinal  49-yard  line following  a
 Stanford three-and-out, and capitalized on the favorable field position with a
 44-yard kick by Romaine.
 
 Stanford  was  finally able  to stop the  bleeding on its  next touch as Hogan
 converted a pair of third downs before hitting Taylor with a short pass to the
 left side. He broke a couple of tackles en route to a 40-yard touchdown on the
 final play of the third quarter, bringing the Cardinal within 23-21.
 
 The  Cardinal started their next drive at their own 20 with a chance to retake
 the  lead after Stanford's defense made its first stop of the second half, but
 Hogan  was intercepted  by Rashaad Reynolds at  the Beavers' 30 on a deep pass
 attempt down the left sideline.
 
 Two  plays later, however, Vaz had the ball slip out of his hands while he was
 scrambling away from pressure and Stanford recovered at the Oregon State 29.
 
 Taylor  then converted a 3rd-and-5 with a 6-yard rush before Stanford was able
 to capitalize on the turnover with the game-deciding 14-yard touchdown grab by
 Ertz.
 
 Hogan  was stopped  short of  the  goal line  on  a sneak  during a  two-point
 conversion  attempt  to keep  Stanford's lead  at 27-23 with  5:07 left in the
 game.
 
 "It  started  off as a run,  Kevin changed the play  and made a great throw to
 Zach in the back of the end zone. Phenomenal throw," Stanford coach David Shaw
 said.
 
 The  Beavers  later took over  on offense at their  own 16 with 3:46 remaining
 following  a punt by each team, but Vaz was shaken up during a sack and backup
 quarterback  Sean Mannion failed to convert a 4th-and-16, allowing Stanford to
 run out the remainder of the clock.
 
 Oregon  State caught  an early  break when  Michael Doctor  recovered an  Ertz
 fumble  at  the Stanford 46 on  the third offensive  play of the game, but the
 Beavers would manage just three yards and were forced to punt.
 
 Hogan  then hit three different receivers for double-digit gains, including an
 18-yard  strike  to Ertz on a  3rd-and-3, before Taylor capped the ensuing 13-
 play  march  with a 1-yard rumble  across the goal  line with 5:41 left in the
 first quarter.
 
 Stanford  regained the ball at its own 20 following another Oregon State punt,
 and  Ryan Hewitt's 24-yard reception highlighted a 10-play drive that saw just
 one third down and was finished with Hewitt's 12-yard touchdown grab.
 
 The  Beavers got on the board on their ensuing possession as Woods reeled of a
 pair  of 12-yard runs before Terron Ward capped the 10-play, 81-yard trek with
 a 7-yard touchdown run less than five minutes into the second quarter.
 
 Oregon  State marched all the way down to the Stanford 3-yard line following a
 Cardinal  three-and-out, keeping  the drive alive by converting a 4th-and-1 at
 the  Stanford 12 with a 1-yard push up the middle by Vaz. The Beavers, though,
 could not find the end zone and had to settle for Romaine's 19-yard field goal
 with 2:21 left in the second quarter.
 
 The Cardinal quickly moved into Oregon State territory looking to increase its
 lead before the break, but Sean Martin recovered a Taylor fumble at the Oregon
 State 26.
 
 Jordan  Williamson then missed a 51-yard field goal as time expired to keep it
 a 14-10 game at the half.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Taylor  now has  1,061  rushing yards  on  the season,  making  him the  first
 Stanford  running  back all-time  to record  three straight 1,000-yard rushing
 seasons  ... The  Cardinal have now won eight straight home games ... Stanford
 held  a  417-312 advantage  in total  yards ... Oregon  State went 3-for-13 on
 third-down conversions ... Stanford was 7-for-12 on third downs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/10 20:28:40 ET