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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey didn’t waste any time on Friday in showing why he’s one of the most special players in the country.

By SI Wire
January 01, 2016

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey didn’t waste any time on Friday in showing why he’s one of the top players in the country.

The Heisman runner-up caught a pass over the middle from quarterback Kevin Hogan, and dashed 75 yards to begin the Rose Bowl with a touchdown reception. It was the longest touchdown of his career.

It gave Stanford a 7–0 lead over the Iowa Hawkeyes early in the first.

McCaffrey wasn’t done quite yet. In the opening minute of the second quarter, with the Cardinal leading 21–0, McCaffrey ran a punt back 63 yards for a touchdown.

Later in the second quarter, McCaffrey had another long touchdown run called back for holding.

- Kenny Ducey

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