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2011 NFL Draft: Andrew Luck Leads Stanford In Orange Bowl; Carolina Panthers Next?

Andrew Luck may have played his final college football game on Monday night against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bow and, if he did, he went out in style. Luck was efficient completing 18-of-23 passes for four touchdowns and one interception. Stanford finished the game off 40-12 scoring 27 unanswered second half points as Luck was named MVP.

The question everyone wanted to know wasn't answered following the game. Luck declined to answer questions about whether he will enter the 2011 NFL draft as speculation continues on his future.

The Carolina Panthers hold the top overall pick and they're expected to seriously consider Luck if he decides to leave. SB Nation's Cat Scratch Reader was watching the game and obviously came away impressed with Luck's performance.

One of the biggest contentions against Luck has been the "he didn't play anybody" argument. Well, he certainly had the opportunity to defeat this argument tonight, as he faced a highly touted Virginia Tech defense, who ranked 8th in the NCAA in defensive pass efficiency (opposing QB's had a 105.66 rating against VT)*, and if you watched this game you would have to agree that Luck stepped up to the challenge and passed it with flying colors.

Luck passed the test last night in the Orange Bowl and did it on a big stage so he has momentum on his side if he decides to leave. 

Check out Cat Scratch Reader to see what Panthers fans are saying about Luck.