Player of the game Andrew Luck didn't put up huge numbers — he was 16 of 21 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. But he controlled the...
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Player of the game
Andrew Luck didn't put up huge numbers — he was 16 of 21 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns. But he controlled the game by expertly running the offense in leading Stanford to scores on its first seven possessions. Another candidate would be Stanford's entire offensive line, which simply dominated the Huskies all night long.
Play of the game
Stanford free safety Michael Thomas stepped in front of a Keith Price pass late in the second quarter and then raced down the sideline for a 62-yard touchdown that put the Cardinal ahead 38-14 at halftime.
UW appeared to be hanging with the Cardinal when Chris Polk ran for a 61-yard touchdown with 13:34 to play in the second quarter to cut Stanford's lead to 17-14. But on the first play of Stanford's next possession, Stepfan Taylor ran through a big hole and went virtually untouched into the end zone for a 70-yard touchdown to put the Cardinal ahead 24-14. That began a 31-0 onslaught that put the game away.
Stanford had 247 yards rushing on just 17 attempts in the first half, an average of 14.5 per carry.
By the numbers
65 The most points scored against UW since a 65-7 loss at Miami in 2001.
446 Stanford's rushing yards, the most against UW since Oregon had 465 in 2007
615 Stanford's total yards, the most against UW since Oregon had 661 in 2007 and the sixth-most in school history.
9.3 Stanford's average yards per play, second-highest by a UW opponent behind only the 10.6 of Cal in 2003 when the Bears gained 729 yards, the most ever allowed by the Huskies.
143 Polk had 143 yards rushing in the first half on 10 carries, better than any single-game total this season other than his 189 against Utah.
2 Saturday's game marked just the second time this season that QB Keith Price did not throw a touchdown in the first half. The other came at Utah, when the Huskies scored only on a fumble return in the first half.
None that appeared serious.
"We've just got to play better against the run, make our tackles and get off (the field) on third down," — UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt.
|Sept. 3||EWU||W, 30-27|
|Sept. 10||Hawaii||W, 40-32|
|Sept. 17||@Neb.||L, 51-38|
|Sept. 24||Cal.||W, 31-23|
|Oct. 1||@Utah||W, 31-14|
|Oct. 15||Colorado||W, 52-24|
|Oct. 22||@Stan.||L, 65-21|
|Oct. 29||Arizona||7:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 12||@USC||12:30 pm|
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