It took until the second half for the Stanford tight ends to get going. Once they did, it was all over for Washington State.
Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo combined for nine receptions and three touchdowns after halftime, and No. 7 Stanford blew open a close game to beat Washington State 44-14 on Saturday. The Cardinal have won a school-record 14 straight games, the longest current streak in the nation. Stanford's previous best streak was set in the 1904-05 season and tied in 1939-41.
''They all played great in the second half,'' quarterback Andrew Luck said.
Toilolo caught two touchdown passes in the third quarter that buried Washington State, which trailed 10-7 at halftime.
''He's always been a force,'' Luck said of Toilolo. ''Tonight was Levine's night.''
Cardinal coach David Shaw was angry at the break, and told his players to start playing Stanford football.
''Zach Ertz made some huge third-down catches,'' a delighted Shaw said. ''Coby Fleener (four catches fo...