I suppose it’s hard to ever call a game midway through the second quarter, but the Stanford Cardinal are imposing their will on the California Golden Bears, having now taken a 17-0 lead with 10:44 left in the second quarter. Where the previous drive showcased Andrew Luck’s legs, this last drive showcased his arm as he guided the Cardinal down the field with surgical precision. Luck was 3-for-4 for 53 yards in a drive capped by Stepfan Taylor’s second rushing touchdown of the day.
While Andrew Luck is putting together great numbers this year, he’s had some up and down games at times. This is not one of them as Luck is looking like the guy projected to go early in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. On the other side, Cal QB Brock Mansion continues to struggle. He’s completed some passes but when he misses, he seems to miss pretty big. Cal will likely need some defensive scores if they want to get back in this game.