Another Saturday has come and gone, and so too has another Stanford Cardinal victory. Stanford picked up their ninth win of the year in a 38-13 win over the Oregon State Beavers. The Cardinal undefeated streak is starting to bring with it a combined sense of inevitability and deep unease, but all in all it's a great time to be a Stanford fan.
Saturday's game was another patented example of the Cardinal allowing the game to stay close and competitive in the first half before breaking it open in the second. As the Andrew Luck Heisman Trophy campaign rolls along, it's time to check on his numbers.
Luck had a somewhat restrained game this week, and actually struggled a fair amount early on. He threw an early interception and had a couple other passes that could have easily been intercepted. After an early attempt to spread the field in the passing game, Stanford returned to their power rushing ways to take control of a game that was close early on. Luck was 20-for-30 and finished with 206 passing yards, three touchdowns and an interception. More importantly, Stanford remained undefeated, which might be a key part of the Andrew Luck Heisman campaign.
This week may have been without the sort of gaudy numbers the Luck Watch is accustomed to, but contributing to three of the five Stanford touchdowns shouldn't be overlooked. Of course, a win is a win, and on a tough, undefeated team in the top five of the national rankings, the field general will get a lot of the credit.
You can always keep the Andrew Luck train rolling at our Stanford blog, Rule Of Tree.