Nov. 22, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck was named the Pac-10 Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Cardinal to a 48-14 win at California in the 113th version of the Big Game on Saturday.
The Houston native and Heisman Trophy candidate completed 16 of 20 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns as Stanford scored the most points ever in Big Game history against the Golden Bears. In Stanford's first eight possessions, the Luck-led Cardinal scored on each one, as Cal avoided the worst defeat in Big Game history with two late touchdowns.
Luck also ran for a memorable 58 yards in the first quarter, the third time this season Luck has run for over 50 yards on a single play.
On the year, Luck, an O'Brien candidate for the nation's top quarterback, leads the Pac-10 and ranks eighth nationally in passing efficiency (162.97), completing 224-of-319 passes for 2,746 yards. He has thrown 24 touchdowns this season, the second-most in a single season to John Elway and Steve Stenstrom's 27.
Luck is blazing down the stretch, completing 77 percent of his passes (72-of-93) for 826 yards with four touchdowns over the last three games, heading into Saturday's regular season and home finale against Oregon State at 4:30 p.m.
In his career, Luck is 18-5 as a starter, has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 5,321 yards. In two seasons, his 37 career touchdowns ranks seventh all-time, while his yardage is eighth all-time.
This is the second offensive honor for Luck this season from the Pac-10.