GAMEDAY College Football

Stanford 41, Colgate 10

By CAMERON SALERNO
Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. - Tanner McKee threw two touchdown passes to Michael Wilson and Stanford routed FCS Colgate 41-10.

E.J. Smith, the son of former Dallas Cowboys star Emmitt Smith, had career bests with 118 yards rushing and five catches while running for two touchdowns to help the Cardinal snap a seven-game losing streak that dated to last season.

Stanford is 10-2 in home openers and 9-3 in season openers under coach David Shaw. Colgate marked the second opponent and third game against an FCS team in Shaw's 11-year tenure.

On Stanford's first play from scrimmage, Smith took the handoff, cut left and raced into the end zone for an 87-yard touchdown. That tied Nathaniel Peat for the fifth-longest touchdown run in school history. Smith's previous career high was 54 yards rushing against Utah last season. Smith added another 37 yards receiving.

McKee was 22 of 27 for 308 yards passing and was relieved for Ari Patu at the start of the fourth quarter, who threw a 7-yard touchdown to true freshman Mudia Reuben.

John Humphreys had 88 yards receiving for Stanford, highlighted by a 53-yard grab down the Cardinal sideline. Wilson finished with five catches for 82 yards.

After Stanford muffed a punt that led to a Colgate touchdown, the Cardinal answered with three consecutive touchdown drives to end the first half.

Casey Filkins scored a 1-yard touchdown in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, capping a 5-play, 77 yard drive to extend the lead to 35-10.

The last time Stanford played an FCS opponent was UC Davis in 2018.

UP THE RANKS

Shaw moved into 10th place in wins by a Pac-12 Conference head coach. He came into Saturday tied with Washington State's O.E. Hollingbery and Oregon State's Mike Riley with 93 wins. He's a win away from tying Arizona's Dick Tomey for ninth.

INJURY REPORT

Stanford right guard Branson Bragg was out with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for USC next week. The senior started six games at right guard and three at right tackle last season.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colgate: The Raiders couldn't capitalize on four of Stanford's turnovers and missed a pair of field goals in the first quarter. Spencer Biscoe scored Colgate's lone points on offense with a 25-yard field goal in the third. Colgate is 0-9 against FBS opponents since beating Buffalo 38-15 in 2003.

Stanford: The Cardinal struggled on special teams early. Stanford fumbled three times and muffed a punt deep in its own territory on the first play of the second quarter, which led to a touchdown recovery by Asauni Allen. The Stanford defense forced a turnover and the offense, led by McKee, was sharp after the special team's mishap.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ColgStan
Stan TD 14:42 E.J. Smith 87 yard TD run (Joshua Karty Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter ColgStan
Colg TD 14:48 Asauni Allen 0 yard fumble return for TD (Spencer Biscoe Extra Point) 7 7
Stan TD 12:49 Michael Wilson 26 yard TD pass from Tanner McKee (Joshua Karty Extra Point) 7 14
Stan TD 6:31 E.J. Smith 1 yard TD run (Joshua Karty Extra Point) 7 21
Stan TD 1:16 Michael Wilson 13 yard TD pass from Tanner McKee (Joshua Karty Extra Point) 7 28
Third Quarter ColgStan
Colg FG 5:17 Spencer Biscoe 25 yard field goal 10 28
Fourth Quarter ColgStan
Stan TD 14:15 Casey Filkins 1 yard TD run (Joshua Karty Extra Point) 10 35
Stan TD 3:15 Mudia Reuben 7 yard TD pass from Ari Patu (Emmet Kenney Kick Failed) 10 41
Team Stats
  Colgate Stanford
First downs 11 20
  Rushing 9 5
  Passing 2 13
  Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Efficiency 4-16, 25% 4-9, 44%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 39-159 28-169
Passing Yards 59 328
Return Yards 28 58
Completions-Attempts-Int 10-20-1 24-30-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-14 0-0
Punts 8 3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 4-3
Penalties - Yards 6-40 2-20
Colgate Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Brescia 9 19 57 0 1
H. Kirk 1 1 2 0 0
Stanford Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. McKee 22 27 308 2 1
A. Patu 2 3 20 1 0
Colgate Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Hurleman 12 65 5.4 0
M. Brescia 13 43 3.3 0
J. Henry 8 33 4.1 0
T. Saunders 1 12 12.0 0
M. Maldonado 2 4 2.0 0
Z. Osborne 1 3 3.0 0
M. Aracena 1 0 0.0 0
A. Rosso 1 -1 -1.0 0
Stanford Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Smith 11 118 10.7 2
C. Filkins 6 20 3.3 1
B. Barrow 3 13 4.3 0
C. Robinson 4 12 3.0 0
A. Patu 2 5 2.5 0
A. Harris 2 1 0.5 0
Colgate Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Ryan 1 21 21.0 0
G. Oakey 3 18 6.0 0
M. Hurleman 3 13 4.3 0
J. Henry 2 5 2.5 0
B. Hutchison 1 2 2.0 0
Stanford Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Humphreys 4 88 22.0 0
M. Wilson 5 82 16.4 2
B. Tremayne 4 54 13.5 0
E. Smith 5 37 7.4 0
C. Filkins 1 30 30.0 0
M. Reuben 2 20 10.0 1
E. Higgins 2 16 8.0 0
B. Yurosek 1 1 1.0 0
Colgate Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Price 1 -2
Stanford Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Williamson 1 0
Colgate Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
S. Pruett 8 352 44.0
Stanford Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Sanborn 3 133 44.3
Colgate Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Hurleman 2 17 8.5
Stanford Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Filkins 3 21 7.0
B. Farrell 3 1 0.3
M. Leigber 1 0 0
Colgate Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Cassamajor 1 0 0
T. Saunders 1 13 13.0
Stanford Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
E. Smith 1 13 13.0
B. Farrell 1 23 23.0
Colgate Missed FG
Player Length
S. Biscoe 25
S. Biscoe 45
Stanford Missed FG
Player Length




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