Scores

Final

(7) Stanford 44

(6-0, 4-0 Pac-12)

Washington St 14

(3-3, 1-2 Pac-12)

Coverage: NBC Sports Network

7:30 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Martin Stadium, PULLMAN, WA

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#7STAN 3 7 14 2044
WSU 0 7 0 714

Top Performers

Passing: A. Luck (STAN) - 336 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Taylor (STAN) - 17 CAR, 100 YDS

Receiving: C. Fleener (STAN) - 4 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Andrew Luck, Stanford pick up steam to win school record 14th straight

Associated Press

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Andrew Luck threw an interception on his first pass against Washington State.

But that was about his only misstep in a masterful performance.

Luck finished with 336 yards and four touchdowns as No. 7 Stanford beat Washington State 44-14 on Saturday. The victory extended the nation's longest winning streak to a school-record 14 consecutive games.

"We played great tonight in the second half," Luck said.

In fact, he threw all four of his scoring passes in the final 30 minutes, when Stanford outscored the Cougars 34-7.

The opening half was a different story. Stanford (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) led just 10-7, its lowest first-half output of the season, as both defenses clamped down.

"It was just little mistakes," Luck said. "It was my fault for not putting the ball where it was supposed to be."

Luck, one of the leading Heisman Trophy candidates, completed 23 of 36 passes for 336 yards with one interception.

Stanford's defense, which allows just 10 points per game, kept Washington State (3-3, 1-2) from getting untracked. That forced the Cougars defense to stay on the field far too long, and Stanford wore it down.

"I love what our defense was doing," Stanford coach David Shaw said. "We make adjustments and they get it."

Washington State was held to just 257 yards of total offense, compared to 475 for Stanford.

Washington State defensive tackle Anthony Laurenzi pointed to Stanford's quick touchdown on its first series of the second half as a turning point.

"We came out and they scored on us right away and we lost momentum," Laurenzi said. "I felt like we got flat after that touchdown. When our offense couldn't counter after that, we fell apart."

Washington State hoped to get a boost from the return of quarterback Jeff Tuel. Tuel, who fractured his collarbone on his first series of the season, finally was cleared to play and started in place of Marshall Lobbestael. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 145 yards.

Leading 10-7 after the half, Stanford drove 85 yards on its first possession of the second half, with a 62-yard pass play from Luck to Coby Fleener covering most of the distance. Luck fired a 10-yard touchdown pass to Toilolo for a 17-7 lead.

After punting on its next series, Stanford scored on a 62-yard drive late in the third when Luck hit Toilolo for a 26-yard scoring pass and a 24-7 lead. Luck also fired an 8-yard scoring pass to Stepfan Taylor and a 28-yard touchdown pass to Fleener in the fourth.

Lobbestael scored on a short run for Washington State.

In the first half, Jordan Williamson kicked a 23-yard field goal with 1:34 left in the first quarter to give Stanford a 3-0 lead. The Cardinal have not been scored on in the first quarter all season.

Washington State's Jared Karstetter caught a pass from Tuel but fumbled after he was hit at midfield. The ball was scooped up by Stanford's Michael Thomas, who ran down to the Cougars' 20. On 4th-and-goal from the 1, Jeremy Stewart bulled over to give Stanford a 10-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Taylor fumbled on a run and Chester Su'a recovered for Washington State on Stanford's 40. Aided by two pass interference calls on plays to Karstetter, the Cougars drove to Stanford's 2. Carl Winston ran up the middle to cut Stanford's lead to 10-7 at the half. It was the fewest points either team has scored at the break this season.

Luck had just 89 passing yards in the first half, on 10-of-16 passing, and the Cardinal had just 165 yards of offense. Washington State was held to 94 yards of offense in the first half

The Cardinal lead the Pac-12 in rushing defense, total defense, scoring defense and sacks per game. They have allowed just six points in the third quarter all season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
STAN
WSU
1st Downs2117
Total Yards475257
Passing336209
Rushing13948
Penalties3-144-42
3rd Down Conversions9-145-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers21
Possession29:1530:45

Passing Leaders

StanfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Luck23/363369.341
Washington StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tuel17/301454.800

Rushing Leaders

StanfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor171005.9031
Wilkerson6254.2011
Washington StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Winston9313.418
Lobbestael3134.3115

Receiving Leaders

StanfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fleener412832.0162
Whalen77610.9024
Washington StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barton7639.0031
Wilson55010.0026

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSTANWSU
FG01:34Jordan Williamson 23 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERSTANWSU
TD08:41Jeremy Stewart 1 Yd Run (Jordan Williamson Kick) 100
TD02:18Carl Winston 2 Yd Run (Andrew Furney Kick) 107
THIRD QUARTERSTANWSU
TD10:58Levine Toilolo 10 Yd Pass From Andrew Luck (Jordan Williamson Kick) 177
TD01:18Levine Toilolo 26 Yd Pass From Andrew Luck (Jordan Williamson Kick) 247
FOURTH QUARTERSTANWSU
TD13:52Stepfan Taylor 8 Yd Pass From Andrew Luck (Jordan Williamson Kick) 317
TD04:26Coby Fleener 28 Yd Pass From Andrew Luck (Jordan Williamson Kick) 387
TD00:14Marshall Lobbestael 1 Yd Run (Andrew Furney Kick) 3814
TD00:00Ty Montgomery 96 Yd Kickoff Return 4414