By Jeremy Kahn
SANTA CLARA-Randy Edsall is probably not really happy about the result of the 2014 Foster Farms Bowl for his Maryland Terrapins.
Kevin Hogan, who went to high school not far from the Maryland campus at Gonzaga Prep in Washington D.C., while growing in McLean, Virginia threw two touchdowns on 14-for-20 passing with 189 yards passing, as the Stanford Cardinal defeated the Terrapins 45-21 at Levi’s Stadium.
Devon Cajuste caught both of Hogan’s touchdown passes, while Austin Hooper caught five passes on the night, as the Cardinal finished the season with eight wins.
Remound Wright, who scored four touchdowns against their cross-bay rival California Golden Bears on November 22 scored three touchdowns in the first half.
After the Terrapins tied up the game in the first quarter, the Cardinal simply throttled the Terrapins, as they scored 35 unanswered points in the first ever meeting between the two programs.
Wright got the Cardinal on the board on their initial series, as the Cardinal took nearly seven minutes off the clock, as Wright scored from one yard out.
Wes Brown tied up the game for the Terrapins, as he scored from one yard out, but then the game turned to the Cardinal.
Wright scored two straight touchdowns, and then Hogan and Cajuste connected for two consecutive touchdowns.
Fifth-year senior Ricky Seale scored for the Cardinal just eight seconds into the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal a 35-point lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, sophomore William Likely returned the Jordan Williamson kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
It was the fourth touchdown of the season for Likely.
It was an off night senior C.J. Brown, as he went 15-for-27 with 205 yards passing and an interception.
Brown closed out the scoring, as he scampered in from two yards out with just under three minutes remaining in the game.
Stefon Diggs caught 10 passes for 138 yards, as he returned to the field for the first time since November 1.
Diggs was forced to miss the Terrapins last three games with a lacerated kidney.
This is the third straight win for the PAC-12 in the Foster Farms Bowl after the Arizona State Sun Devils won in 2012 over the Navy Midshipmen, and in 2013, the Washington Huskies defeated the Brigham Young Cougars.