(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.)By ANTONIO GONZALEZAP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - One of the last things that might come to mind when most people think about Stanford is a spread-option formation and a running quarterback.
Now times really are changing without Andrew Luck this season.
With Josh Nunes struggling to find consistency, Stanford coach David Shaw has started to mix things up more at quarterback. Not so much because he has lost confidence in the redshirt junior but rather because backup Kevin Hogan has just been that impressive.
Hogan's role has expanded from just a read-option quarterback with every game. He tossed his first pass - a 9-yard touchdown to tight end Levine Toilolo - at a critical point in the No. 19 Cardinal's 21-3 victory at rival California last week, and he's another piece for Mike Leach and Washington State to game plan for ahead of Saturday's matchup at Stanford Stadium.