Kevin Hogan Expected To Play Saturday

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan is expected to start this upcoming Saturday against Washington State after suffering a leg injury in the loss to Notre Dame.

Head coach Davis Shaw did not release any details regarding the injury but did state he expects the senior to lace up for their matchup against the Cougars.

Stanford had championship aspirations heading into this season and did not envision losing two games this early in their 2014 campaign. To avoid further losses, Stanford will need their leader at the helm.

Hogan has been a huge part of Stanford’s offense the past two years. Although known for tough defense and a powerful rushing attack, Hogan has thrown 37 touchdowns during his career in Palo Alto.

The Cardinal will have their hands full against Washington State. The Cougars lead the nation in passing yards per game, averaging an unheralded 523 yards per game. Stanford believes they have the perfect remedy to stop that potent offense. The Cardinal are second in the country in pass defense, allowing a mere 107.4 yards per game.

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Something has got to give.

Stanford defeated Washington State last September 55-17 and has won the last six meetings between the two programs.

Kickoff will take place at 9 p.m. ET this Saturday and will be broadcasted on ESPN.

*Section photo credit to Ron Antonelli, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Bob Stanton, USA Today Sports.

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