NCAA Game Summary - Stanford at Washington|
(Saturday, October 30th)
Final Score: (13) Stanford 41, Washington 0
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Andrew Luck completed 19-of-26 passes for 192
yards and one touchdown, and was intercepted once, as 13th-ranked Stanford
dismantled Washington, 41-0, at Husky Stadium.
Luck also ran for 92 yards and a score while Stepfan Taylor carried 20 times
for 104 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinal (7-1, 4-1 Pac-10), who are
off to their best start since opening the 1970 season at 8-1.
Tyler Gaffney added 50 yards rushing and a score on 13 totes while Ryan Whalen
made five catches for 59 yards for Stanford, which improved to 3-1 on the
Jake Locker suffered through a miserable game, connecting on just 7-of-14
throws for 64 yards and a pair of interceptions and added only a single yard
rushing on eight tries for the Huskies (3-5, 2-3), who have lost two in a row
and three of their last four.
"First, I want to tip my cap to Stanford," Washington head coach Steve
Sarkisian said. "They had a nice game plan and did a nice job. This is a very
disappointing performance and we will continue to work, continue to battle and
we will get better. The easy thing is to make excuses but I don't want to do
that. I want to come to some understanding of what possibly the issues are. I
only know one way to handle things when we get put in this type of situation
and that's to work hard."
The Cardinal moved 86 yards in five plays to strike on their first drive.
Out of the shotgun, Luck faked an inside handoff and dashed around the left
end 51 yards for a touchdown with 8:37 to play in the opening stanza.
"I read the defensive end, and he crashed to take the running back," described
Luck about the scoring jaunt. "Konrad Reuland had a great block on the edge
and I cut inside of him, and I think Stepfan did a good job of carrying his
fake out. I don't think many people really realized I had the ball, and it was
easy to score from there."
Stanford forced another punt and quickly marched 42 yards on six plays to move
in front 14-0. Taylor capped the drive with a two-yard scoring run over the
left side with 4:20 to go in the period.
Following another stunted Huskies offensive set, the visitors eased their way
down the field 61 yards on six plays and took a 21-0 lead on the first play of
the second quarter on Taylor's three-yard run over the right side.
Stanford scored on a fourth straight possession to extend its lead to 28-0
with 8 1/2 minutes remaining before intermission. Gaffney capped a 10-play,
80-yard drive with a three-yard scoring dash.
Nate Whitaker missed a 40-yard field goal attempt with just under five minutes
to go in the half. It was his first miss in 12 tries this season and ended his
school-record string of 16 consecutive makes dating back to last season.
The Huskies were held to four first downs in the opening 30 minutes and were
Johnson Bademosi picked off Locker with 10 1/2 minutes left in the third
quarter to set up Whitaker's 22-yard boot that made it 31-0 a little more than
three minutes later.
Luck connected with Zach Ertz on a slant pattern from three yards out on the
final play of the third quarter to extended the Cardinal lead to 38-0, and a
39-yard boot by Whitaker increased the margin to 41-0 in the fourth quarter.
Stanford has won five of the last six meetings overall and each of its last
three visits to Seattle...The Cardinal's three straight wins at Husky Stadium
is their longest win streak there since taking five in a row between 1967-75.
Stanford has scored 35-plus points in 13 of its last 21 games and no fewer
than 18 in each of the last 19 games...This season is the first since 1972
that Stanford has recorded two shutouts in a campaign...Luck tied Chris Lewis
for eighth place in school history with 33 TD throws...Taylor had his fifth
100-yard game of the season, two shy of Toby Gerhart's school record...Doug
Baldwin made five grabs for 56 yards while Ertz had three catches for 20 yards
for the victors...Chris Polk was Washington's leading rusher with 17 yards on
13 carries...Former offensive lineman Benji Olson, who spent 10 years in the
NFL with the Oilers/Titans, was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame Friday
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