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Everything goes Wright for Stanford in bowl victory

 

Kevin Hogan threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, Remound Wright rushed for three scores and Stanford ended its football season with a 45-21 victory over Maryland in the Foster Farms Bowl at Levi's Stadium on Tuesday night in front of 34,780 fans who braved the wind and cold.

Devon Casjuste caught both touchdowns from Hogan for the Cardinal (8-5), which ended the year with a three-game winning streak.

Ricky Seale, a fifth-year senior, scored his first career touchdown early in the fourth quarter as Stanford improved to 12-13-1 in bowl games. Jordan Williamson connected on a 29-yard field goal and was perfect on six PAT tries.

Hogan, named the Offensive Player of the Game, also rushed for 50 yards. The Cardinal rushed for 201 yards total, led by freshman Christian McCaffrey with 57 yards. McCaffrey also returned four punts for a bowl-record 81 yards.

Wright, who rushed for 49 yards, tied a bowl record with his three rushing touchdowns. Austin Hooper caught five passes for 71 yards.

Stanford scored on its first possession, a 12-play, 75-yard drive that took 7:02 off the clock. The Cardinal converted its lone third down of the drive on a six-yard pass from Hogan to Jordan Pratt.

The Cardinal never trailed in the game, although Maryland tied the score early in the second quarter. The 45 points are the most scored by Stanford in a bowl game.

Stanford scored on its next three possessions to take control of the contest. The Cardinal faced a fourth-and-one on the final drive of the first half, with Wright picking up the first down.

A.J. Tarpley led Stanford with seven tackles, while James Vaughters recorded a pair of sacks and was named the Defensive Player of the Game. Henry Anderson and Harrison Phillips also recorded sacks while David Parry and Kevin Anderson were each credited with a half-sack.

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