With the Wildcats focused on stopping McCaffrey after he set the major college football record for all-purpose yards and finished second last year in Heisman Trophy voting, Stanford turned to its new quarterback to lead the offense early in the opener for both teams.
The Bears led, 41-0, when he threw his last pass, a 10-yard touchdown pass to Pooh Stricklin with 5 minutes left in the first half.
The defense did its part, forcing four turnovers and bottling up the Rams (0-1) all evening.
The Big 12 has narrowed the field of candidates for possible expansion to 11 schools, with Memphis and Temple among the latest to be cut from consideration, a person with direct knowledge of the situation tells the Associated Press.
Big 12 officials are planning to start holding meetings in the Dallas area next week with Brigham Young, Air Force, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Colorado State, Houston, Rice, Southern Methodist, South Florida and Tulane.