Oregon State vs. Stanford: 10 Things We Learned from Cardinal's Win

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Oregon State vs. Stanford: 10 Things We Learned from Cardinal's Win
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Kevin Hogan won his first career start over a tough Oregon State team.

The game of the week in the Pac-12 lived up to its billing as two hard-nosed programs in Stanford and Oregon State needed every second to decide a winner. The Cardinal overcame 23 straight Oregon State points to win 27-23 and set up a huge game against Oregon next weekend for the Pac-12 North crown.

The stakes were high heading into the big Pac-12 matchup with Stanford and Oregon State. And, both teams played like it. Stanford came out and dominated the first quarter—holding the Beavers to 20 yards of offense in the quarter.

Stanford took a 14-0 lead but a well-coached Oregon State squad rebounded. OSU rattled off 23 consecutive points and looked to have the game under control.

The Cardinal defense came up with some timely stops, limited damage on turnovers and gave the offense a chance. Freshman QB Kevin Hogan did everything his coaches wanted in his first career start—enough for Stanford to come out on top.

Here are ten things we learned about Oregon State and Stanford today.

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