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Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2002 2:09 AM EDT
NCAA FOOTBALL RECAP
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Stanford 63, San Jose St 26
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PALO ALTO, California (Ticker) -- Chris Lewis threw two touchdowns and J.R. Lemon ran for three as Buddy Teevens earned his first victory as Stanford coach, a 63-26 rout over San Jose State.

The Cardinal bounced back from last week's loss to Boston College with a dominant effort, totaling 563 yards and registering its highest point total since 1981.

Stanford used 13 different players to run for 238 yards and barely needed top running back Kerry Carter.

Lewis completed a 12-of-22 passes for 182 yards before giving way to backup Kyle Matter, who was 7-of-8 for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Lemon led the rushing assault with 69 yards on 17 carries. Casey Moore ran nine times for 65 yards and Kenneth Tolon II had four carries for 47 yards and two scores. Carter gained four yards on his only rush of the game.

San Jose State had a 10-7 lead before Lewis connected with Teyo Johnson on a four-yard touchdown pass 4:23 into the second quarter.

Lewis threw a 10-yard score to Alex Smith 92 seconds later and Tolon had a four-yard run with 4:51 to go as Stanford (1-1) took a 28-20 lead into halftime.

San Jose State (1-2) pulled within 28-26 on Scott Rislov's 60-yard TD pass to Charles Pauley early in the third quarter, but Stanford finished the game with five consecutive touchdowns.

Matter had a 12-yard touchdown run with 12:06 left in the third quarter and Lemon ran for both of his TDs in the final eight minutes of the period.

Johnson caught a four-yard scoring pass from Matter in the fourth quarter before Tolon capped the scoring with a 24-yard touchdown run with 7:09 to play.

Johnson seven passes for 107 yards and attempted a pass that was intercepted for the Cardinal, which improved to 44-13-1 all-time against the Spartans.

San Jose State was limited to 211 yards, including only 34 rushing.

Rislov completed 11-of-21 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions. He was replaced in the second half by Beau Pierce, who was 7-of-13 for 25 yards and an interception.


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