Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck struggled out of the gates in the 2011 Orange Bowl on Monday night, but in the second half the would-be No. 1 NFL draft pick lit up the Virginia Tech Hokies. Luck's final stat line was 18-of-23 passing for 287 yards, four TDs, 12.5 yards per completion on 78% completion percentage. It looked as impressive as it sounds:
As you can see, Luck was also aided by a dominate ground game from the Cardinal. Stanford rushed for 247 yards, including two huge runs of 60 and 56 yards.
After the game, Luck deflected any questions about whether or not he'll enter the 2011 NFL Draft, although if he decides to do so, he did nothing but solidify himself as the top prospect on Monday night. Luck must declare by the January 15th deadline.