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Stanford vs. Washington State update: Cardinal grabs 17-10 lead after 3 quarters

The Stanford Cardinal have taken a 17-10 lead over the Washington State Cougars after three quarters of play at Stanford Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Cardinal opened the second half with a deliberate scoring drive, going 78 yards on 13 plays, capped when Ryan Hewitt scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run. Stanford ran the ball ten times on the drive, with a couple 20-plus-yard throws from Josh Nunes.

The two completions for 43 yards on the drive were good for Nunes, who is otherwise 6-14 for 129 yards on the day. Despite the lead, Stanford has been outgained by Washington State, 257-214. Stepfan Taylor has rushed 15 times for only 33 yards on the day. Jamal-Rashad Patterson leads the Cardinal in receiving with a 70-yard reception.

After taking a 10-7 lead in the second quarter, Stanford allowed a field-goal drive as Andrew Furney tied the game at 10-10 with a 24-yard kick as time expired in the first half.