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Game Thread: Stanford kicks off 2018 season against San Diego State

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The Cardinal start the season on The Farm

Stanford v San Diego State Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

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Stanford trails 7-0 after a Juwan Washington touchdown. Washington already with 84 yards on the ground.

Near scare for Stanford after Connor Wedington almost gave away the rock on a punt return. The Cardinal still unable to make anything of the opportunity and put the ball away down 7-0.

Bobby Okereke with a massive hit on SDSU’s Christian Chapman to get Stanford on the board. K.J. Costello and company get the ball back, trailing 7-2 following the safety.

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside moves the chains with a toe-tapping catch, good for 35 yards.

Craziness ensues in the Stanford vs. SDSU game! Costello’s pass is batted into the air and picked by Noble Hall. However, veteran Cardinal receiver Trenton Irwin forces a fumble to get the ball back on the same play.

Three plays later, Costello connects with Arcega-Whiteside for 38 yards and a score to go up 9-7 before the half.

Stanford separating from SDSU after a 19-yard score to a wide open Arcega-Whiteside puts the Cardinal up 16-7.

Arcega-Whiteside snags the hat-trick on an 80-yard score to answer the Aztecs’ field goal. He also snags the the 2-point conversion as Stanford goes up 24-10. Arcega-Whiteside’s 193 yards on five receptions makes for a career high.

The Cardinal add real distance with a Colby Parkinson touchdown to go up 31-10. It is Costello’s fourth passing touchdown of the night.