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Gaffney, Stanford run past ASU in conference opener

Sun., Sept. 22, 2013

Tyler Gaffney ran for 95 yards and two touchdowns, Anthony Wilkerson added 68 yards and another score, and No. 5 Stanford started strong in a 42-28 victory over No. 23 Arizona State on Saturday night in Stanford, Calif., in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

The Cardinal (3-0, 1-0), who led 29-0 at the half, scored in the air and on the ground, forced two turnovers, blocked two punts, tallied 10 tackles for loss and recorded three sacks.

Taylor Kelly threw for 367 yards and three TDs in the fourth quarter, and Jaelen Strong caught 12 passes for 168 yards and a score in an otherwise disappointing showing for the Sun Devils (2-1, 0-1).

Kevin Hogan completed 11 of 17 passes for 151 yards and two TDs to Ty Montgomery to lift Stanford to its 11th straight victory.

USC 17, Utah State 14: Cody Kessler passed for 164 yards and a TD, and the Southern California defense stifled explosive Utah State as the Trojans topped the Aggies in Los Angeles.

Andre Heidari’s 25-yard field goal with 13:35 left provided the Trojans (3-1) with the winning points.

Utah State (2-2) averaged 49.3 points, 29 first downs and 550.3 yards and converted 30 of 46 third-down opportunities in its first three games. USC held the Aggies to just 285 yards, 13 first downs and 5 of 17 third-down conversions.

(13) UCLA 59, New Mexico State 13: Brett Hundley passed for 280 yards and three TDs, and the Bruins (3-0) rolled past the Aggies (0-4) in Pasadena, Calif.

Jordon James rushed for a career-best 164 yards and two scores for UCLA.

Steven Manfro, Devin Fuller and Shaq Evans caught scoring passes from Hundley for the Bruins, who also committed three turnovers inside the New Mexico State 5.

Utah 20, BYU 13: Travis Wilson threw for 273 yards and two TDs and Dres Anderson had 141 yards on eight receptions to lead the Utes (3-1) past the Cougars (1-2) in Provo, Utah.

James Poole added 96 yards on 18 carries for the Utes, who won their fourth straight game over BYU.

Taysom Hill threw for 260 yards and an interception on 18-of-48 passing and ran for 99 yards on 20 carries to lead BYU.

Oregon State 34, San Diego State 30: Sean Mannion threw three TD passes and the Beavers scored three times in the fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat the Aztecs in San Diego.

After Mannion hit Terron Ward for a 10-yard score to pull Oregon State within 30-28, cornerback Steven Nelson intercepted Quinn Kaehler’s pass and returned it 16 yards for a TD to give the Beavers the lead with 2:38 remaining in the game.

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