As the Cardinal looks to keep its record spotless in Pac-12 play this early in the young season, it was indeed Hogan who lined up under center as Stanford and Oregon State kicked off its Friday night road date. Head coach David Shaw described the ankle injury Hogan sustained in the Week 3 win over USC as a “significant” one, adding it’s fortunate it wasn’t a season-ending injury.
Hogan had insisted throughout the last few days that he would be on the field, and he was proven correct. Even if he wouldn’t have practiced at all this week, the fifth-year senior would’ve gotten the nod if he was medically cleared.
Hogan’s .743 winning percentage (26-9) is second amongst active FBS quarterbacks, behind only the .897 of Michigan State’s Connor Cook (26-3). Those 26 wins for Hogan and Cook are tied for the most of a current signal-caller at this level.
Should Hogan aggravate the injury, the replacement would come from either redshirt sophomore Ryan Burns or redshirt freshman Keller Chryst. Those two have combined to attempt one pass at the collegiate level