We are still early in the second quarter, but the Stanford Cardinal have displayed just about all their weapons on three scoring drives. The Cardinal lead 17-7 early in the second quarter behind a Jeremy Stewart rushing touchdown, a field goal and an Andrew Luck touchdown pass to tight end Coby Fleener.
The game was billed as an expected air raid performance, but rushing was the name of the game early on for both teams. Stanford rushed for 128 yards and a rushing touchdown in the first quarter, while Chris Polk has led the way for UW with 47 yards, highlighted by a 46-yard rush.
The Cardinal are facing their first ranked opponent of the year, with a dominant performance potentially helping their computer ratings for the BCS standings. Stanford jumped on top 7-0 on a six play, 76-yard drive that opened with a 45 yard reverse to Chris Owusu and ended with a Jeremy Stewart rushing touchdown from two yards out. The second touchdown drive started on the Stanford 20 and eight plays later resulted in a perfect Luck pass to Fleener. Luck is 8 of 10 for 85 yards and a touchdown pass. Tyler Gaffney leads the team with 59 rushing yards.