For all the brute force Stanford shows, from its jumbo "elephant" package of offensive linemen to its bruising running backs, there is an element of the Cardinal offense that often goes overlooked.

They have a group of sneaky fast wide receivers that are more than happy to go deep on cheating defenses.

That ability was on full display Saturday night when the fifth-ranked Cardinal routed Washington State 55-17 thanks in part to Kevin Hogan being able to throw over the top of the Cougars defense.

Hogan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, all three scores of at least 30 or more yards. He found Devon Cajuste for touchdowns of 57 and 33 yards in the first half and hit Michael Rector on a 45-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

The 3-2 Cougs travel to Berkley to take on the Cal Bears Saturday afternoon.  Meanwhile Stanford host the unbeaten 4-0 Huskies Saturday in Palo Alto.