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Stanford scored on Iowa on a crazy play where they fumbled on purpose

Wait...what?

Stanford may have felt confident heading into the Rose Bowl showdown against Iowa, but perhaps only the most optimistic Cardinal fan expected such a total and complete beatdown so early in the game. Leading 28-0 and threatening to push the margin even more, Kevin Hogan and company scored a touchdown in one of the most unlikely and brazen ways.

They scored off a fake fumble. No, seriously.

After freezing the defense by pretending to fumble the ball, Kevin Hogan uncorked a beautiful and completely open bomb to Michael Rector for a 31 yard score. It didn't break any rules, unlike the famous Fumblerooski, even though it may be a spiritual successor.

So yes, the coach that the internet made fun of for being too conservative just opened up the game thanks to a dang fake fumble. How do you like David Shaw now?