Posted November 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
When this season began, neither Kevin Hogan nor Cody Vaz figured to be starting in a critical Pac-12 matchup. The quarterbacks could be needed to shoulder heavy burdens Saturday when Hogan and No. 16 Stanford host Vaz and No. 13 Oregon State. Any chance these teams have of catching unbeaten and second-ranked Oregon in the Pac-12 North standings likely hinges on winning this game. Stanford (7-2, 5-1) and Oregon State (7-1, 5-1) will both be using signal-callers who began the season as backups. "Usually you're in these positions because your quarterback is playing and playing well," Stanford coach David Shaw said. "But I think also both teams have to do what's necessary to hopefully help their teams win." Shaw started senior Josh Nunes for the first nine games, but made a change during last Saturday's 48-0 win at Colorado. Hogan entered in relief and completed 18 of 23 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns while carrying seven times for 48 yards. ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Kevin Hogan is No. 16 Stanford's new starting QB

Even though Kevin Hogan grew up the son of a lobbyist and attended high school six blocks from the Capitol building, nobody had to do any politicking for him to be Stanford's starting quarterback. The way Hogan has played made him a nearly unanimous choice. In one of the smoothest and least controversial changes any major program will ever have, Hogan has quietly supplanted...

Talk Radio: Stanford QB Change, OSU Preview

Kevin Hogan is Stanford's starting quarterback entering its showdown with no. 11 Oregon State. David Shaw shed some more light on the Cardinal's quarterback selection rationale Tuesday. The Bootleg Radio breaks down the situation and the Cardinal's game against the Beavers.

Hogan named Stanford's starting QB

Even though Kevin Hogan grew up the son of a lobbyist and attended high school six blocks from the Capitol building, nobody had to do any politicking for him to be Stanford's starting quarterback. The way Hogan has played made him a nearly unanimous choice. In one of the smoothest and least controversial midseason changes any major program will ever have, Hogan has quietly...

Stanford's Necessary Quarterback Change

On Election Day, the Washington, D.C. man who went to high school six blocks from the nation's Capitol building formally took charge of the Stanford offense. Kevin Hogan is officially the Cardinal's new starting quarterback, replacing Josh Nunes at the helm entering game ten of the regular season.

No. 13 Oregon State Beavers Back On A Roll

It was torture for Oregon State Beavers fans pre-game and especially in the first half. Cody Vaz, starting in place of Sean Mannion, fumbles the ball on the opening drive. Arizona State Sun Devils recover the ball in the end zone, putting them up 7-0. The half continued to go incredibly bad for OSU, when the Sun Devils blocked a punt and sent the ball through the back of the end...

Beavers-Cardinal relying on newer QBs

Generally speaking, a reliable presence under center is one of the most vital components of an offense in college football -- and it's rare that a team succeeds without one. But in the case of Stanford and Oregon State, quarterback play has been each team's biggest question mark as they try to keep pace with Oregon in the Pac-12 North Division race. In fact, when the No...

PAC-12 Power Rankings: Ducks Looking Dominant

1. Oregon (9-0) Scored 62 on USC on the road. Ducks unstoppable on offense against PAC-12, but USC exposes their defense as vulnerable. Could that offense score at will on Alabama? If Ducks win out and K-State stumbles, we may find out. How fun would a K-State/Duck bowl game be to watch?2. Oregon State (7-1) Great bounce-back win over quality ASU team after hiccup at Washington...

Oregon State at Stanford: Three Bold Predictions

It’s getting to crunch time in the Pac-12 season where one game can be the difference between a BCS bowl game or a lesser destination, especially with just a few weeks to go within the regular season. This coming weekend features two teams that are in danger of falling out of the Pac-12 North title race, Oregon State and Stanford, as they do battle in Palo Alto in a Saturday afternoon...
College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.