The Stanford Cardinal headed into the half up by just one in the Big Game, leading Cal at the break, 14-13. But the Cardinal came out of the half and easily moved the ball downfield and into the end zone to widen the gap. After a shaky first half, Andrew Luck was back, completing five passes, including a four-yard touchdown toss.
Luck opened the drive with a nine-yard completion, followed by a 20-yard grab by Ty Montgomery. Facing a third and six later in the drive, he found Coby Fleener for 24 yards and a big first down. Once inside the 10, Stanford tried two runs before Luck found Levin Toilolo for the touchdown.
Cal went three-and-out on its next drive, and Stanford began quickly putting together another drive. Luck completed passes of 21 and 49 yards before finding Ryan Hewitt for nine yards and the touchdown.
In the third quarter, Stanford is on top of Cal, 28-13.