Stanford defeats Arizona 41-31 Costello returns throws for three touchdowns

sfgate.com photo: Arizona Wildcat Jaxen Turner (21) breaks through Stanford Cardinal defender Andrew Pryts in the first half at Stanford Stadium on Sat Oct 26th game.

By London Marq

PALO ALTO–The Stanford Cardinal football program has had an up and down season in 2019. Entering play on Saturday afternoon they were a game under .500. After losing a tough home game to UCLA last week they looked to get back on track against the feisty Arizona Wildcats.

Stanford Quarterback KJ Costello was hoping to right the ship after missing the past three games due to injury. Despite jumping out to an early lead with a potent offense in the first quarter, Arizona couldn’t contain Costello on his return. The Wildcats took a 10 – 7 lead before the Cardinal exploded for 24 points in the second quarter.

Costello had 312 yards and three touchdowns and was in sync with his wideouts all game. Costello found 9 different receivers for positive gain. Simi Fehoko had three receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns. The running game was in full effect for the Cardinal as the accrued over 150 yards on the ground.

The bell cow, Cameron Scarlett carried the ball 102 yards, averaging 5.4 yards a carry and also had two scored. Arizona was well in this game in the second half despite using two quarterbacks. Arizona put up one of their highest scores of the season but could not recover from two interceptions by quarterback Khalil Tate.

The second half of the game was a defensive battle. The Cardinal were able to hold Arizona to seven points in the half and hand Arizona its third consecutive loss. Stanford has bye next week in which they will gladly use to get healthy before they push for a bowl game in their final four matches.

Final: Stanford def. Arizona 41-31

The Cardinal have a bye on Nov 3rd and travel to Colorado to face the Buffaloes on Sat Nov 9th.

London covers Stanford football for http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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