STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -
passed for 159 yards and rushed for a touchdown while rallying Stanford from a halftime deficit to beat San Jose State 23-10
in the Bill Walsh Legacy Game on Saturday night.
rushed for a career-high 148 yards and scored with 9 seconds to play for the Cardinal (2-2), who gradually erased the Spartans'
early 10-0 lead with outstanding defense. Stanford held San Jose State to 38 total yards in the second half - including minus-24
in a horrific fourth quarter.
The Spartans wasted a strong start behind quarterback
, who completed his first 16 passes. The California transfer went 23-of-26 for 165 yards for the Spartans (2-2), who have
lost six of the last seven games in the longtime Bay Area rivalry now named after the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach who
spent time at both schools.
's 52-yard field goal late in the third quarter gave Stanford its first lead at 13-10, and Reed's fumble under pressure with
4:44 to play gave the ball to Stanford at the Spartans 7, setting up Zagory's third field goal.
Stanford then smothered San Jose State's offense one last time, sacking Reed on fourth down with 1:41 left. The Cardinal sacked
Reed eight times.
Pritchard's job was in jeopardy after back-to-back losses, but the junior led the Cardinal's comeback with his scrambling
ability and a handful of big throws despite finishing just 13-of-28. He even connected with himself for one of his longest
completions in the second quarter, catching his own deflected pass behind the line of scrimmage and running 25 yards with
Using a no-huddle offense, Reed led San Jose State to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter on
's 4-yard TD run. Reed, who completed his first 13 passes in last week's victory over San Diego State, didn't throw an incompletion
against Stanford until missing on a long throw to
with 3 seconds left in the first half.
led the Spartans with eight catches for 52 yards.
San Jose State cornerback
made a heady play to prevent a sure score in the second quarter, chasing down Stanford receiver
and popping the ball out of his arms at the 2-yard line. The ball went through the end zone for a touchback, although the
field judge inexplicably ruled a touchdown for Stanford before he was reversed on the obvious video replay.
Pritchard capped a 64-yard drive with a 1-yard TD sneak just 38 seconds before halftime.
Just 33,293 fans attended the rivalry game at Stanford Stadium, with wide swaths of empty seats in the upper deck.