David Shaw will again lead his Stanford Cardinal to the Rose Bowl Game after beating Arizona State 38-14 in the PAC-12 Title Game at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

PAC-12 Football Weekend Recap (PAC-12 Championship Game)


Stanford for the second time this season took care of Arizona State and will return to the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day. Tyler Gaffney and Kevin Hogan helped the Cardinal offense cruise up and down the field in the convincing 38-14 victory in Tempe. Here’s the recap of the 2013 PAC-12 Conference Title Game at Sun Devil Stadium.

Saturday, December 7 –

7 Stanford Cardinal (11-2, 7-2 PAC-12) 38 @ 11 Arizona State Sun Devils (10-3, 8-1 PAC-12) 14: What looked like it could be a back-and-forth game after Arizona State tied the game at seven early, quickly turned into a route. The Cardinal cruised to their second straight PAC-12 Championship and will return to the Rose Bowl on January 1. Stanford routed ASU for the second time during the 2013 season and left no doubt that the PAC-North rules the conference, with the division winning the third straight title game. The Cardinal put up 517 yards of offense in another balanced attack with 277 through the air and 240 on the ground. Kevin Hogan was 12-of-18 passing for 277 yards with one touchdown pass and scampered for 24 more. Tyler Gaffney rushed 22 times for 133 yards reaching the end zone three times. Devon Cajuste caught only two passes but had 120 yards, Ty Montgomery had the only receiving TD and 69 yards. ASU’s Taylor Kelly was 17-of-25 for 173 yards with one touchdown pass and 36 yards rushing. D.J. Foster also was a bright spot for the Sun Devils with a receiving/rushing score he had 80 via the pass and ran for62 more. Next Game for 5 Stanford – Rose Bowl/January 1 v. Michigan State (12-1, 8-0 B1G), 2 pm/ESPN. Next Game for 14 Arizona State – Holiday Bowl/December 30 v. Texas Tech (7-5, 4-5 Big XII), 7:15 pm/ESPN

PAC-12 Bowl Schedule:

December 21 –
Gilden New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM): Washington State Cougars (6-6, 4-5 PAC-12) v. Colorado State Rams (7-6, 5-3 MWC), 11 am/ESPN
Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV): 20 Fresno State Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 MWC) v. 25 Southern California Trojans (9-4, 6-3 PAC-12), 12:30 pm/ABC

December 24 –
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI): Boise State Broncos (8-4, 6-2 MWC) v. Oregon State Beavers (6-6, 4-5 PAC-12), 5 pm/ESPN

December 27 –
Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA): BYU Cougars (8-4) v. Washington Huskies (8-4, 5-4 PAC-12), 6:30 pm/ESPN

December 30 –
Valero Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX): 10 Oregon Ducks (10-2, 7-2 PAC-12) v. Texas Longhorns (8-4, 7-2 Big XII), 3:45 pm/ESPN
National University Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA): 14 Arizona State Sun Devils (10-3, 8-1 PAC-12) v. Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5, 4-5 Big XII), 7:15 pm/ESPN

December 31 –
AdvoCare V100 Bowl (Shreveport, LA): Arizona Wildcats (7-5, 4-5 PAC-12) v. Boston College Eagles (7-5, 4-4 ACC), 9:30 am/ESPN
Hyundai Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX): Virginia Tech Hokies (8-4, 5-3 ACC) v. 17 UCLA Bruins (9-3, 6-3 PAC-12), 11 am/CBS

January 1 –
Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio (Pasadena, CA): 5 Stanford Cardinal (11-2, 7-2 PAC-12) v. 4 Michigan State Spartans (12-1, 8-0 B1G), 2 pm/ESPN

Rankings from the BCS Standings

Final PAC-12 Standings:

North – Stanford (7-2, 10-2*#), Oregon (7-2, 10-2*), Washington (5-4, 8-4*), Oregon State (4-5, 6-6*), Washington State (4-5, 6-6*), California (0-9, 1-11^)

South – Arizona State (8-1, 10-2*#), UCLA (6-3, 9-3*), USC (6-3, 9-4*, Arizona (4-5, 6-6*), Utah (2-7, 5-7^), Colorado (1-8, 4-8^)

* = Bowl Eligible
# = Clinched Division
^ = Eliminated from Bowl Eligibility

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