STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Chris Owusu opened the game with a 94-yard kickoff return and also caught a touchdown pass, Toby Gerhart ran for 113 yards and two TDs and Stanford beat San Jose State 42-17 in its home opener Saturday night in the third annual Bill Walsh Legacy Game.
Corey Gatewood added a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown and Richard Sherman scored on a 48-yard punt return for the Cardinal, who are determined to earn a bowl berth in coach Jim Harbaugh's third season after a near miss last year.
It gets tougher next week, when Stanford (2-1, 1-0 Pac-10) hosts Washington. The Huskies will surely be riding high after their shocking 16-13 upset of No. 3 Southern California earlier Saturday.