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Late-Season Stanford Offense Report Card

Michael Rector's big gain versus Oregon

The Card offense rediscovered its mojo after a shaky October. A firm commitment to the run (to the tune of 66 carries) against Oregon set the tone for a strong November. Though familiar road red-zone struggles doomed the team at USC, a blowout over pathetic Cal provided just what the doctor ordered ahead of an effective performance versus Notre Dame and a dominant, defining one at Arizona State.

Follow @DavidMLombardi Here are grades for the Cardinal's closing five-game stretch: Quarterback September Grade: B+ October Grade: C- November/December Grade: B+ A forgettable October in which Stanford struggled to stay firmly committed to the power run dampened the enthusiasm Kevin Hogan's explosive September start generated. No. 8 seemed like a fish out of water for much of the season...

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