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Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) celebrates with fullback Ryan Hewitt (85), tight end Charlie Hopkins (obscured) and guard David Yankey (54) after running for an 11-yard touchdown against Oregon during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) celebrates with fullback Ryan Hewitt (85), tight end Charlie Hopkins (obscured) and guard David Yankey (54) after running for an 11-yard touchdown against Oregon during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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