A great runner who struggles with accuracy, Randall is completing 44.7 percent of his passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. In Stanford’s three Pac-12 games, Hogan is 44-for-56 (78.6 percent) with six touchdowns and one pick. “I just didn’t do enough to win”. If you could not wrap up Barry Sanders, the odds were good he would use his fancy footwork to find room to break a big play, oftentimes reaching the end zone.
Hogan, who is still bothered by an ankle injury, said he “absolutely” knew the Cardinal could be this productive, even after the egg they laid against Northwestern. At this point, we don’t know how long Solomon will be out. “It was just about executing”.
Not much went right for the Arizona Wildcats Saturday in Palo Alto.
Q. If Jerrard Randall starts in place of Solomon, how will the Arizona offense operate differently, aside from taking advantage of Randall’s incredible speed? The junior from Sunfish Lake, Minn., received his first playing time in a Stanford uniform and rushed for 10 yards on three carries.
Meanwhile, on the defensive side, the Cardinal effectively silenced the potent Wildcats offense for the entire first half, with Stanford heading into the locker room at halftime with a 27-3 lead. But the Wildcats were obviously hobbled by the absence of Solomon.
Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright will be out for several weeks according to coach Rich Rodriguez Wright was a phenomenal linebacker a year ago.
“Yeah, somewhat”, he said.
“We have to evaluate everything”, Rodriguez said in his postgame show. But that’s an excuse. “We want to be balanced”. “They wanted to run, they ran it”.
“They yelled my name and I ran out there and had to slow down for a little bit”. Though it was their second consecutive blowout loss – Arizona fell to UCLA 56-30 the week before – the ‘Cats, now at 3-2 with a 0-2 Pac-12 record, must press on with their next game, which is Saturday in Tucson against Oregon State (2-2, 0-2). “I think it does say a lot about our O-line. That’s just something we need to bounce back and get right next week”. All more reason for Hogan and the Cardinal offense to get the ball over the goal line whenever possible and not settle for field goals.
Arizona then put together a 20-play, 73-yard drive that consumed 7:03 on the clock. The Cardinal have scored at least 37 points in five straight against the Wildcats.
DiBiasi almost got Stanford on the board in the 52nd minute when she made a run to the back post and found herself on the end of a cross. The key play featured a surprising appearance by backup quarterback Chryst, who pitched to McCaffrey, then became the lead blocker. “It’s the wild west”, Shaw said.
Johnny Jackson continues to impress at receiver and is making the most of his second opportunity on the Arizona offense.
DOWN A DEFENDER: Both teams will be without an important defensive player. He’s already missed three games with a knee injury.
The resurgence continued Saturday night with a 55-17 victory over Arizona in which the Cardinal gained 570 total yards, scored on its first eight possessions and didn’t punt until early in the fourth quarter.