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Stanford redshirt junior QB Barry Sanders rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries in the school's 42-24 win over Oregon State.

This was Sanders' best collegiate performance, and Stanford's running game finally looked like what we are used to. The running back more than doubled his rushing total for this season in this one contest.
Sep 26 - 6:06 PM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan (ankle) completed 9-of-14 passes for 163 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Friday's 42-24 win over Oregon State.

Hogan was deemed a "game-time" decision after he suffered an ankle sprain in last week's win over USC. The decision went in the affirmative and he stayed in for the entirety of Friday's defeat of Oregon State. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound redshirt senior found TE Austin Hooper running wide-open down the seam in the first quarter and hit him for a 42-yard touchdown, then connected with Michael Rector on a nice 49-yard touchdown toss down the right sideline midway through the third quarter. The 14 pass attempts represented a season-low for Hogan, likely because Stanford was looking to protect their senior leader from having to press the ankle too hard.
Sep 26 - 2:11 AM

Stanford sophomore RB Christian McCaffrey carried the ball 30 times for 206 yards in Friday's 42-24 win over Oregon State.

McCaffrey didn't find the end zone in the contest, but he did just about everything else right in helping the Cardinal to a 3-1 start. The 6-foot, 197-pound sophomore averaged an impressive 6.9 YPC, repeatedly working to sustain drives with positive gains. He also chipped in with one catch for 38 yards. After rushing for 66 yards and 58 yards in the Cardinal's first two contests, he's racked up 321 yards over his last two games.
Sep 26 - 2:00 AM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan (ankle) was seen warming up prior to Friday's game against Oregon State.

On Wednesday, Hogan was labeled a "game-time decision" for Friday's match-up with Oregon State due to an ankle injury suffered in last week's big win over USC. Hogan was seen warming up prior to Friday's game and it looks like he'll give the ankle a chance.
Sep 25 - 9:05 PM

Stanford junior TE Austin Hooper blends "strong hands and superb route-running skills," writes's Bucky Brooks.

Hooper posted four catches, 79 yards and a touchdown against USC on Saturday to get scouts buzzing. "Hooper repeatedly separated from USC defenders [on Saturday] by using subtle dekes and head fakes at the top of his routes," Brooks wrote. "Most impressively, he used his superior size to overwhelm defenders in the red zone, resulting in two touchdowns on the day. Given the prominent roles tight ends are playing as pass-catchers at the next level, scouts are paying close attention to Hooper's work." NFL Media colleague Lance Zierlein compares Hooper to former Cardinal TE Coby Fleener.
Sep 24 - 5:31 PM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan is "very inconsistent as a passer and quarterback," TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes.

"He was on the mark with his decision making and passes, moving Stanford’s offense down the field on almost every drive(against USC). Hence therein lies a major part of the problem; for all the arm talent Hogan is very inconsistent as a passer and quarterback," Pauline writes. Hogan was solid versus USC in week 3, throwing for 279 yards, completing 18 of 23 attempts, with two touchdowns. However, in Stanford's 16-6 loss versus Northwestern in week 1, Hogan had 1 interception, passing for 155 yards, completing 57.1 percent of his passes.
Sep 24 - 3:01 PM

Stanford junior TE Austin Hooper posted four catches, 79 yards and a touchdown against USC on Saturday and HC David Shaw indicated he'll be a bigger part of the passing attack.

This note is important for both DFSers and draftniks to keep in mind. "Hooper, who excels at creating late separation, did a great job of locating soft spots in the Trojans' zone coverage," ESPN's Todd McShay wrote of the USC game. "And his ability to use his 6-foot-4, 248-pound frame to shield defenders from the ball came in handy on a 24-yard catch that got Stanford down to the 1-yard line and led to a touchdown." In the preseason, ESPN colleague Mel Kiper ranked Hooper as the No. 4 underclassmen TE prospect in the country.'s Lance Zierlein compares Hooper to former Cardinal TE Coby Fleener.
Sep 23 - 3:31 PM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan is likely a game-time decision for Friday's contest against Oregon State due to an ankle injury.

"We are fortunate it was not season-ending," head coach David Shaw said. "If he can do a little bit on Thursday, it might be a game-time decision." Redshirt sophomore Ryan Burns or redshirt freshman Keller Chryst would start in Hogan's place.
Source: LA Times
Sep 23 - 10:31 AM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan sat out Monday's practice and likely won't see the field until later in the week.

Hogan carried the Cardinal in their win over USC, completing 18 of 23 attempts for 279 yards and two touchdowns. As much as we criticize Hogan as an NFL prospect, he tends to come up big in collegiate games when Stanford needs him most. We need to keep this in mind and not allow fatal professional flaws cloud our present judgment. Stanford faces Oregon State on Friday.
Sep 22 - 10:01 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 12 yards on three carries in the school's 41-31 victory over USC.

Stanford really spread around the offensive touches against the Trojans. Sanders is averaging over four yards per carry on 13 rushes this season.
Sep 20 - 11:29 AM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan "has done a good job of cutting back on his turnovers so far this year," writes ESPN's Todd McShay.

"But as long as his elongated throwing motion remains unchanged, he's going to be a threat to put the ball on the ground," McShay added. This could be a problem against USC's defense, according to the analyst, even though it hasn't pressured the passer very well so far. "Hogan will need to account for safety Su'a Cravens on every play," McShay wrote. "Our No. 26 overall prospect, Cravens is an effective blitzer off the edge, with four sacks in his past eight games." McShay ranks Hogan No. 146 overall.
Sep 18 - 9:58 PM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan has only completed 6 of 27 attempts 10-plus yards downfield this season.

That is 28.6 percent, and that is terrible. Hogan is tied for the worst percentage among Power Five teams. Hogan is not an NFL quarterback and the Stanford offense has struggled to open the season. The team did not produce a 1,000 yard rusher in 2014, and creating one in 2015 seemed to be a priority. Hogan, however, cannot make the defense pay for crowding the box.
Sep 18 - 12:22 PM

Stanford senior ILB Blake Martinez "needs to get better at shedding blocks, but he currently holds a fringe Day 2 grade," critiques ESPN's Todd McShay.

Martinez is, according to McShay, "the Cardinal's top tackler and best NFL prospect." He and his defensive teammates have a big test forthcoming against USC and star QB Cody Kessler. The 6-foot-2, 247-pound Martinez posted 102 tackles, seven for loss, 4.5 sacks and three interceptions last year.
Sep 17 - 3:59 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Barry J. Sanders rushed for 39 yards and a touchdown on eight in the school's 31-7 win over UCF.

Christian McCaffrey was highly ineffective for the second straight game, but Sanders came in and flashed in the Cardinal backfield. McCaffrey was very good as a receiving back, but this contest likely pushes Sanders into a larger role running the football.
Sep 15 - 9:17 AM

Stanford redshirt senior QB Kevin Hogan "has never established himself as anything other than a practice squad player for the next level," critiques TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Hogan was graded as a fringe late round pick by scouts entering the year based on his physical skills," Pauline wrote. "During the loss to Northwestern the four year starter proved he’s still more athlete than passer." Hogan completed 20-of-35 attempts for 155 yards and an interception in a 16-6 loss to the Wildcats, an average of a lowly 4.7 yards per attempt. "Hogan’s deer in the headlights look was only surpassed by inaccurate passes which sailed high or wide of open targets," Pauline wrote. Hogan should have a bounceback tomorrow against UCF, but that won't change perception around the league much.
Sep 11 - 5:34 PM

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