Stanford Cardinal Shut-Out The Army Black Knights 35-0

Stanford, CA. – After a disappointing 13-10 loss to USC the previous week the Stanford Cardinal faced the Army Black Knights.

It was the first time Army had traveled to Stanford, California since 1979. Army was out matched in this one as Stanford shut-out Army 35-0.

Kevin Hogan threw for 216 yards and four touchdowns.

Stanford closed out it’s non-conference home schedule against the Black Knights

The Stanford offense sputtered a bit at the start. They scored on their first drive with a 23-yard Kevin Hogan pass to wide receiver Devon Cajuste. The Cardinal punted on four of its next five possessions. The defense gave Stanford’s offense a boost just before the half. Alex Carter jarred the ball loose from Larry Dixon, and Kevin Anderson recovered the ball at the Army 15-yard line.

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Ty Montgomery’s Fourth Quarter 4-Yard Touchdown Run

Three plays later, Cajuste caught his second touchdown pass from Hogan. Cajuste ran a short fade in the corner of the end zone to give the Cardinal a 14-0 lead.

“I thought it was a good effort by our players, Coach Shaw said. “First and foremost, Lance Anderson did a phenomenal job on the defensive side. That is a tough thing in one week, which is really three days of practice. In three days of practice to get ready for this triple option, I thought it was phenomenal.

“I give a lot of credit to Lance. I give a lot of credit to our older guys on defense. Some new starters, but a lot of these guys played a lot of football. They were at Army last year, and though some of this is a little different because it’s a new coaching staff, but the guys played well. They played the scheme extremely well. I thought Aziz Shittu played well, Blake Martinez played extremely well. Henry Anderson making tackles for loss and getting in there. And David Parry, because it starts up front defending the option, those guys played so well,” Shaw added.

It was the second shutout for Stanford’s defense in three games.

Devon Cajuste caught a career-high three touchdowns and finished with 52 yards receiving.

Ty Montgomery had two touchdowns to help the Cardinal overcome a sluggish start on offense. Stanford led 14-0 at the half before overwhelming the Black Knights in the final two quarters.

Army ran for 341 yards and seven touchdowns against Buffalo, but couldn’t break thru the Cardinal’s physical defense.

Montgomery helped lead the way for Stanford, catching eight passes for 86 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a 4-yard score out of the wildcat.

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          Barry Sanders ran for a career-high 92 yards rushing on nine carries, he broke a 44-yard run to set up Cajuste’s third touchdown catch. The Cardinal finished with 199 yards on the ground.

The Cardinal had a nine-play, 98-yard TD drive on their first drive to start the second half that ended with Cajuste’s third touchdown reception.

Army attempted a fake punt on the next possession, that failed. It set up Montgomery’s 4-yard touchdown run, and the Cardinal’s playmaker added a 32-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter.

The Black Knights held the ball for more than 33 minutes with its triple-option offense. The Cardinal defense stopped Army on fourth-and-1 on the Cardinal 2-yard line in the final minutes to preserve Stanford’s shutout.

“The last play of the game was a perfect example. It was a good play, but we can’t block them,” Monken said. “They knocked us back. That happened too often.”

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Devon Cajuste’s First Quarter 23-Yard Touchdown

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Devon Cajuste’s Second Quarter 2-Yard Touchdown

 

The Cardinal (2-1, 0-1 PAC 12) came into the game as the 15th ranked team in the nation. Army fell to (1-1) after todays loss.

The Cardinal travel to Washington to face the Washington Huskies on September 27, 2014

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