The Stanford Cardinal continued beating up the Colorado Buffaloes, scoring 10 points in the third quarter to take a 45-0 lead. Stanford did not punt for six consecutive drives over nearly 32 minutes of football, collecting three rushing touchdowns, a field goal, and two touchdowns through the air.
Kevin Hogan continues to look good at the helm of the Stanford offense. He's 18-for-23 for 184 yards through the air with two touchdowns, and has another 48 yards on seven runs. Stepfan Taylor is next in the run game with 10 runs for 43 yards with two touchdowns, and last-second tackles from Buffalo defenders are the only thing that have prevented him from collecting another two.
Though the offense is piling up the points, it's on defense that Stanford is really shining. They've held Colorado to 40 net yards through three quarters, including negative-5 rushing yards. Jordan Webb was replaced by Nick Hirschman after going 4 for 10 for 19 yards, but Hirschman didn't fare much better, going 4 for 6 for 12 yards. That brought in third-string sophomore Connor Wood, who connected for a 14-yard strike that was Colorado's longest play of the day.
With 15 minutes left to play, the Cardinal looks to be in firm control and on their way to a 7-2, 5-1 Pac-12 record.