The Stanford Cardinal bounced back from a lackluster first half, dominating the final two frames en route to a 44-14 win. Andrew Luck threw for over 300 yards and the Cardinal piled on 34 second half points, turning a close one into a blowout.
Luck finished with 336 yards and four touchdowns while throwing just one interception -- which came in the first half. Stepfan Taylor rushed for 100 yards and also caught a touchdown pass out of the backfield. Levine Toilolo caught two touchdown passes -- both in the third quarter -- and Coby Fleener added another. Fleener left the game on the final play -- a kick return touchdown -- with an apparent injury.
Jeff Tuel made his return for the Cougars, but struggled throughout. He finished the game with 145 yards through the air, but was also plagued by multiple drops. Carl Winston and Marshall Lobbestael each scored rushing touchdowns.
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