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Most teams that are unsettled at quarterback this late in the season are unranked, are no longer in control in their conference championship race or are out of contention for a BCS bowl game.
And then there's Stanford and Oregon State.
In the biggest game for both programs so far this season, Kevin Hogan will make his first start at quarterback for the No. 16 Cardinal against newcomer Cody Vaz and the No. 13 Beavers on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. The winner will keep alive its chance to upset second-ranked Oregon and represent the North Division in the Pac-12 title game.
''Usually, you're in these positions because your quarterback is playing well,'' Stanford coach David Shaw said. ''But I think both teams also have to do what's necessary to help their teams win.''
Such is the case on The Farm this week.
Hogan, a strong-armed and fast-footed redshirt freshman, had increasingly been inserted over the previous four games on read-optio...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and No. 16 Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 13 Oregon State 27-23 on Saturday and stay in control of its Pac-12 title hopes.
Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal (8-2, 6-1) the ball at the Beavers 29. The only Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) turnover turned out...
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Matchup: Oregon State (11) vs. Stanford (14)
Venue: Stanford Stadium (Stanford, CA)
Game Time, TV: 12:oo (PT), FOX
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
Weather: 61 High, 39 Low, Chance of rain
Team Records: Oregon St. (7-1...
The Pac-12 North title chase had become a three horse race going into the regular season’s final weeks, as Oregon, Stanford and Oregon State were hoping to be the representative in the Pac-12 championship game on November 30. With the three schools playing each other in early November, the title holder and a potential Rose Bowl berth could come down to one of these three schools...