Scores

Final

San Jose State 0

(0-3, 0-3 away)

Stanford 37

(1-1, 0-1 Pac-12)

10:00 PM ET, September 15, 2007

Stanford Stadium, STANFORD, CA

1 2 3 4 T
SJSU 0 0 0 00
STAN 3 6 7 2137

Top Performers

Passing: T. Ostrander (STAN) - 220 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Gerhart (STAN) - 12 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Sherman (STAN) - 4 REC, 71 YDS, 1 TD

Stanford 37, San Jose St. 0

Associated Press

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Toby Gerhart ran for 140 yards and a touchdown Saturday night to lead Stanford to its first win in seven tries in its newly renovated stadium, 37-0 over San Jose State in the Cardinal's first shutout in more than a decade.

The Cardinal had been outscored 210-50 and never held a lead after the first quarter in its first six games at renovated Stanford Stadium. But with a 52-yard field goal by Derek Belch on the opening drive, Stanford (1-1) was in front nearly the entire game and dominated San Jose State (0-3) with an overpowering running game.

A defense that allowed 624 total yards -- the seventh highest total in school history -- in a 45-17 season-opening loss to UCLA kept the Spartans off the scoreboard. It was Stanford's first shutout since a 38-0 victory over Michigan State in the 1996 Sun Bowl and first at home since a 24-0 win over Washington in 1972.

T.C. Ostrander threw a 46-yard touchdown pass to Richard Sherman and a 27-yarder to Austin Gunder in the fourth quarter as coach Jim Harbaugh's offense once again looked light years ahead of where it was a year ago under Walt Harris.

Ostrander finished 18-for-28 for 220 yards. The Cardinal topped 500 yards for the first time in five years and scored four more points than they did in five home games combined last year.

A come-from-behind win over Stanford a year ago helped vault San Jose State to a nine-win season. But the Spartans have looked like their old selves again this year, having been outscored 116-17.

The Cardinal led for all of 2:30 in their first six games in the new stadium before putting together a 13-play drive on their first possession to set up Belch's career-long field goal.

Belch added a 37-yarder midway through the second quarter and then Ostrander put together an efficient drive late in the half to set up a 50-yarder with 31 seconds left that gave Stanford a 9-0 lead at the break.

San Jose State had its chances in the opening half but Jared Strubeck missed a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter and Stanford's Bo McNally broke up a fourth-and-1 pass from Adam Tafralis to James Callier from the Cardinal 22 late in the half.

The Cardinal finally made it into the end zone to start the third quarter. Gerhart, who missed the opener with a hamstring injury, had 45 of Stanford's 66 yards on the drive. He capped it with a 13-yard run, breaking a tackle from Dwight Lowery on his way into the end zone.

Gerhart had the first 100-yard rushing game for a Stanford back since J.R. Lemon ran for 162 yards on Oct. 2, 2004, against Washington.

The Spartans running game once again missed last year's leading rusher, Yonus Davis, who ran for 184 yards and a touchdown last year against Stanford. Davis has been sidelined since spraining his ankle in the season opener and the Spartans have only 145 yards rushing in three games.

Backup Patrick Perry is out for the season with a knee injury, forcing Dominique Hunsucker to move over from safety to start at running back. Hunsucker finished with 26 yards on 10 carries.

Tafralis finished 12-for-24 for 130 yards and an interception that set up Anthony Kimble's 14-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter. San Jose State gained just 163 yards of offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SJSU
STAN
1st Downs1026
Total Yards163506
Passing131230
Rushing32276
Penalties4-206-60
3rd Down Conversions3-147-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers11
Possession22:4337:17

Passing Leaders

San Jose StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Tafralis12/241305.401-
Flynn1/310.300-
StanfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Ostrande...18/282207.921-
Pritchar...1/2105.000-

Rushing Leaders

San Jose StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunsucker10262.606
Jurovich22010.0014
StanfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gerhart1214011.7148
Kimble19804.2114

Receiving Leaders

San Jose StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Richmond4389.5013
Clark4317.8017
StanfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman47117.8146
Bradford44110.3017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSJSUSTAN
FG6:51DEREK BELCH 52 YD FG
Drive info: 13 plays, 51 yards.
03
SECOND QUARTERSJSUSTAN
FG9:54DEREK BELCH 37 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 46 yards.
06
FG0:31DEREK BELCH 50 YD FG
Drive info: 9 plays, 46 yards.
09
THIRD QUARTERSJSUSTAN
TD11:04TOBY GERHART 13 YD RUN (DEREK BELCH KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 66 yards.
016
FOURTH QUARTERSJSUSTAN
TD14:52RICHARD SHERMAN 46 YD PASS FROM T.C. OSTRANDER (DEREK BELCH KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 76 yards.
023
TD13:36ANTHONY KIMBLE 14 YD RUN (DEREK BELCH KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 14 yards.
030
TD9:40AUSTIN GUNDER 27 YD PASS FROM T.C. OSTRANDER (DEREK BELCH KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 43 yards.
037