The Stanford Cardinal offense is making plays every way imaginable as they have now taken a 24-0 lead with two minutes remaining in the first half. Stanford started this last drive at their own 10 yard line and proceeded to march 90 yards on nine plays, highlighted by a highlight reel catch by Doug Baldwin. Luck fired up a pass and Baldwin came down with it 47 yards later with Cal defenders dropped on him. All in all, a beautiful pass and catch.
As I was typing this, Stanford picked off Brock Mansion again and marched down to take a 31-0 lead. At this point, Stanford is really looking to earn some bonus points for a blowout win. Cal isn’t particularly good this year, but after Cal’s strong defensive effort against the dynamic Oregon Ducks offense, a Stanford blowout would have a little more value. Throw in the fact that it’s a huge rivalry game and this is probably still a quality win for Stanford.