Andrew Luck Heisman Watch: Breaking Down Stanford Vs. Notre Dame

The Andrew Luck Heisman Trophy campaign kept on rolling Saturday as the Stanford Cardinal quarterback led his No. 6 ranked team to their 11th win of the season over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and potentially earned one final rise in the BCS rankings.

Although Luck didn't have overly flashy numbers, and certainly did not deliver his most impressive game of the season, he set no fewer than three historical marks. He became only the third quarterback in history to defeat the Fighting Irish in three consecutive seasons. His second touchdown pass of the game broke John Elway's mark of 77 to become the new Cardinal record holder for career touchdown passes. That same pass would break Luck's own record of single-season touchdown passes. He would extend both records by tossing two more TD passes in the game en route to a 28-14 Stanford victory.

Overall, Luck finished the game going 20-for-30 with 233 passing yards and 20 rushing yards with four touchdowns and an interception. Again, the numbers aren't particularly flashy, especially considering that Luck and the Cardinal only scored once in the entire second half of the game. Perhaps Heisman voters will put a lot of stock into Luck's records and cumulative numbers. If nothing else, it ended up being another impressive week in a terrific collegiate career.

Feel free to discuss Heisman candidates and all things Stanford over at Rule of Tree.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.