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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.

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