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Stanford wins Pac-12 title with 38-14 win over ASU

  • Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery, right is tackled by Arizona State cornerback Osahon Irabor during the first half of the NCAA Pac-12 Championship football game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Stanford (11-2) raced out to a big lead Sept. 21 in its first game with Arizona State this season and had its way with the Sun Devils again early in the rematch, going up 28-7 early in the second quarter. Gaffney, as he has most of the season, did most of the damage, scoring on a 69-yard run on the Cardinal's second play and a pair of 1-yard runs.

The Cardinal consistently gouged Arizona State's defense for big plays all night, racking up 517 yards, including 240 on the ground.

Kevin Hogan kept the Sun Devils off-balance, throwing for 277 yards and a touchdown. Ty Montgomery added a dash of versatility, catching a touchdown pass and running for another score.

Stanford's defense, its calling card under Shaw and Jim Harbaugh before him, was dominating again, preventing Taylor Kelly from making big plays while holding Arizona State's offense to 311 total yards.

After a seesaw ride into the Pac-12 title game that included a loss to unranked Utah, the Cardinal are headed back to Pasadena after a dominating performance.


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