Stanford dominates Maryland in Foster Farms Bowl

Dr. Saturday

Maryland was no match for Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl.

On a blustery night in Santa Clara, Calif., Stanford's offense capitalized on short fields and the Terrapins weren't able to do anything productive with the ball as the Cardinal rolled to a 45-21 win.

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After Maryland tied the game 7-7 early in the second quarter, Stanford (8-5) scored three consecutive touchdowns. The first was a quick five-play 49-yard drive that was capped by Remound Wright's second touchdown. Wright got his third on the next drive, which was a five-play, 70-yard drive. And then Kevin Hogan tossed his first touchdown of the night on the 10th play of a 54-yard drive.

The score was 28-7 at halftime, and it might as well have been 56-7.

Maryland QB C.J. Brown wasn't incredibly effective until late in the fourth quarter and was hampered by the lack of a ground game. After tying the game, Maryland's next seven drives accrued a grand total of 60 yards while Stanford's in the same time-frame tallied more than 300. The lone bright spot in the second half was a 100-yard touchdown return by William Likely after Stanford went up 42-7.

Hogan finished 14-of-20 passing for 189 yards and two touchdowns before being given a break early in the fourth quarter. Brown finished 16-of-28 passing for 214 yards as Maryland finished the year 7-6.

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