Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan was 5-0 as a starter last season as a redshirt freshman, with four victories over ranked teams. A synopsis of his late-season success:
KEVIN HOGAN'S STANFORD SUCCESS Stanford 27, Oregon State 23: In his first career start, Hogan completed 22 of 29 passes for 254 yards and tossed the game-winning touchdown with five minutes remaining to defeat the No. 23 Beavers. Stanford 17, Oregon 14 (OT): Facing the top-ranked Ducks in the bedlam of Autzen Stadium, Hogan accounted for 248 total yards and found tight end Zach Ertz for the game-tying touchdown with 1:35 remaining in regulation. Stanford 35, UCLA 17: In the regular-season finale, Hogan completed 15 of 22 passes, with one touchdown and no interceptions, as Stanford hammered the No. 15 Bruins for its sixth consecutive win. Stanford 27, UCLA 24: Hogan was named MVP of the Pac-12 title game after passing for a touchdown, running for another and directing Stanford to a come-from-behind victory over the No. 17 Bruins. Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14: Hogan's two-month run ends with another mistake free game -- and the Cardinal's first Rose Bowl victory in nearly 40 years. He completes 12 of 19 passes for 123 yards and runs for 54 more.
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