Stanford now sits 21st in the AP Poll, and 24th in USA Today.
As previously reported here on Rule of Tree, quarterback Kevin Hogan was seen leaving the Stanford locker room in SoCal wearing a boot, and walking with the aide of crutches.
Certainly not the news the team, and fans, want to hear just as the Cardinal look to extend their current winning-streak to three games.
Hogan did not practice Monday, and likely will not see any action until later this week, according to Andy Drukarev:
Stanford QB Kevin Hogan didn't practice today. Probably won't until later in the week. Won't have a firm update until later in the week.— Andy Drukarev (@StanfordRivals) September 22, 2015
Let's not try to get too caught up in the news, and be thankful the Cardinal are facing off against the Beavers (2-1) this coming weekend.
Here are some facts to marinate the week over from our friends at GoStanford.com:
- The Cardinal (2-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-12) won its league opener last week with a 41-31 defeat of sixth ranked USC. Fifth-year senior RB Remound Wright scored three touchdowns and fifth-year senior QB Kevin Hogan passed for 279 yards on a near-flawless 18-of-23 passing performance, with two touchdowns passes and no interceptions. The lead changed hands three times and the teams combined for 901 yards, but Stanford overcame an 11-point deficit and outscored the Trojans, 31-10, for the final two and a half quarters. It was Stanford's first victory in the series since 2012, but its fifth in their past seven meetings.
- Stanford and Oregon State will meet for the 82nd time in the series history. Stanford's 53 wins over the Beavers are the second most in any Cardinal series.
- When ranked, the Cardinal is 9-1 all-time against Oregon State. The lone loss came in 1956.
- The Cardinal has won five straight over the Beavers and six of the last seven.
- Stanford is 53-25-3 all-time vs Oregon State. Its .602 winning percentage against the Beavers is the Cardinal's best against any Pac-12 opponent.
- Oregon State has not eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark against Stanford since 2009. Stanford has held Oregon State to 1.77 yards/rush in its last five meetings.
- Under head coach David Shaw, Stanford is 4-0 vs. Oregon State, 29-8 in Pac-12 regular season games, 16-8 on the road, 13-3 in September, 30-11 coming off a win, 28-4 against unranked opponents, 21-8 in night games, and 3-0 on FOX Sports 1, the channel Saturday's contest will be televised on at 7 p.m. PST.