In the final minutes of the first half, Tyrequek Zimmerman stripped Taylor at the Oregon State 21. That ended a streak of 262 rushes for Taylor without a fumble.
Oregon State converted two long third down on the opening possession of the third quarter. None better than when Vaz found Markus Wheaton on a short screen pass over the middle on third-and-16 for a 22-yard touchdown to give the Beavers a 17-14 lead.
Rudolf Fujita tipped Hogan's pass that Feti Taumoepeau intercepted. Stanford's defense held Oregon State to a 42-yard field goal by Romaine, who made another from 44 yards later in the third quarter for a 23-14 lead.
The momentum changed for good on one play.
Taylor took a short pass from Hogan while the quarterback was being tackled. Taylor made a defender miss down the sideline, cut back inside and stiff-armed another to the ground for a 40-yard TD that trimmed Oregon State's lead to 23-21 as the third quarter expired, a play Shaw called the best of Taylor's career.
Rashaad Reynolds outjumped Jamal-Rashad Patterson to intercept Hogan's pass midway through the fourth. Two plays later, Vaz fumbled, and Stanford surged back to squeak out a far-from-perfect victory.
"In the end, we got our goal," Hogan said. "So I'm happy about that."
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