Hogan replaces Nunes, leads Stanford

Kevin Hogan, publicly promised more action this week by Stanford coach David Shaw, might become the Cardinal's starting quarterback after he played well while stepping in for Josh Nunes in the 48-0 win against hapless Colorado.

The result was never in question, as Stanford handed the Buffaloes their first shutout defeat at home in 26 years. The Cardinal outgained the Buffs 436 yards to 76. Colorado rushed for negative-21 yards.

Hogan came off the bench at the end of the first quarter and completed 18 of 23 for 184 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also rushed seven times for 48 yards.

That might be enough to eclipse Nunes, who has been inconsistent much of the season. But there is a qualifier: Hogan's performance was against a horrible Colorado defense.

Stanford plays host to Oregon State on Saturday, a game that should have significant North Division implications.

Colorado's dreary march continues at Arizona.