West Point, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Junior quarterback Kevin Hogan tossed for 188 yards and matched his career-high with three touchdown passes while rusher Tyler Gaffney ran for a career-best 132 rushing yards as No. 5 Stanford defeated Army, 34-20, Saturday at Michie Stadium.
Hogan went 11-for-18 with three scoring strikes to equal his career high that he first achieved against Oregon State in 2012 to help the Cardinal to a 2-0 record and a 6-5 overall record against Army.
Gaffney matched his career best in yardage on 20 carries and became the first player a with receiving and rushing touchdown in same game since Stepfan Taylor in 2012,
Junior wide receiver Ty Montgomery finished with six receptions for career-high 130 yards and one touchdown aside from 30 rushing yards on two attempts for the Cardinal.
Sophomore wideout Michael Rector had several firsts in the Cardinal win. He scored his first career touchdown on his first career catch – a 26-yarder from Hogan in the first period.
In their first meeting since 1976, Stanford’s top rushing defensive unit was no match against one of the nation’s best ground games as the Cardinal allowed 284 rushing yards in 61 Army carries.
Quarterback A.J. Schurr went 4-for-5 with a touchdown while Angel Santiago finished 2-for-5 as Army (1-2) relied mainly on their ground game.
Terry Baggett led the way with 96 yards on nine carries, Santiago finished with 54 yards on 17 carries, Larry Dixon had six carries for 22 yards and a score while Daniel Grochowski buried two field goals for Army.
Grochowski made two field goal attempts in the first period to give Army a 6-0 lead but Hogan put the Cardinal ahead with a 26-yard scoring pass to Rector with 32 seconds remaining.
In the second, Hogan hit Montgomery with a 46-yard touchdown pass while Jordan Williamson connected a 32-yard field goal for a 17-6 lead advantage.
Army trimmed the gap with a 15-yard run from Dixon but Williamson made a 47-yard field goal to give the Cardinal a 20-13 halftime lead.