Nov. 27, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. -
Final score: Stanford 38, Oregon State 0
Stanford's possession went nowhere and the Cardinal punted, with David Green's kick traveling 48 yards and landing at the 8.
Oregon State was held as well and punted, only for the punt to be blocked by Austin Yancy, giving Stanford the ball at Oregon State 25. The snap was wide and the path of the punter went into the rush of Yancy.
Anthony Wilkerson picked up a first down on third and one to the 14. A shovel pass to Tyler Gaffney left Stanford with a fourth and three at the 7. Stanford went for it and Ryan Whalen was open on a slant, but Andrew Luck's pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage and fell incomplete.
Robbie Picazo comes in at quarterback with just under three minutes left.
Andrew Luck finished with 21-of-30 passing, with 305 yards, and four touchdown passes.
Stanford registered three shutouts for the first time since the 1969 season.
Fourth quarter (14:50 left): Stanford 38, Oregon State 0
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Andrew Luck threw a quick out to running back Tyler Gaffney, who broke a tackle just after the catch and tore down the right sideline. He cut inside at the 10 to reach the end zone to complete 52-yard touchdown play.
The touchdown pass was Luck's 28th of the season, breaking a Stanford single-season record. It also marked the third time this season Luck has thrown for four touchdowns in a game.
End of third quarter: Stanford 31, Oregon State 0
Sophomore Stepfan Taylor, after his long touchdown run, broke 1,000 yards rushing for the season.
Taylor has 113 yards on 13 carries and has 1,021 on the season. He is the first Stanford sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards since Darrin Nelson in 1978.
Oregon State's Andy Katz threw a deep ball into the end zone that Barry Browning broke up.
Jacquizz Rodgers was stopped on third and short, but the play ended with pushing and shoving and a lot of penalty flags, resulting in offsetting penalties. A fourth-down pass to Rodgers out of the backfield was incomplete with defensive coverage by Owen Marecic, giving Stanford possession.
Third quarter (5:16 left): Stanford 31, Oregon State 0
Following its third interception of the game, Stanford goes to the running game, and Stepfan Taylor bursts up the middle for a 62-yard touchdown run behind a trap block with 5:16 left in the third quarter.
Third quarter (7:07 left): Stanford 24, Oregon State 0
Oregon State quarterback Andy Katz was sandwiched as he threw a first-down pass, and was sacked by Matt Masifilo and Thomas Keiser on the next play.
However, Katz connected with Joe Halahuni for 16 and a first down to its own 44. Chase Thomas registered Stanford's fifth sack of the game, on the next play.
Katz was nailed again, by Thomas, as he threw a prayer. However, Stanford was called for pass interference on a play that resulted in an interception by Taylor Skaufel. An injured Katz is replaced by freshman Cody Vaz.
Vaz' third-down pass, against the face of an all-out blitz, was incomplete, but Oregon State is going for it on fourth and five from the Stanford 37. Katz, back in the game, threw to the right flat. His pass was batted down by Richard Sherman, who was called for pass interference, prolonging the drive.
Katz threw deep to Joe Halahuni, who had a step on a post, but safety Delano Howell got there first to make the interception in a mid-air collision at the goal line with the intended receiver.
Third quarter (11:15 left): Stanford 24, Oregon State 0
Jacquizz Rodgers, who has killed Stanford the past two years, rushed for 31 yards on nine carries in the first half. However, his running has helped the Beavers push deep into Stanford territory at the outset of the second half.
Oregon State reached the 25, but was called for offensive pass interference and was pushed back to the 41. Andy Katz threw to the right, but his underthrown ball was intercepted by freshman Barry Browning.
Stanford, however, failed to pick up a first down and had to punt.
Halftime: Stanford 24, Oregon State 0
Stanford's first half stats:
Andrew Luck is 15 of 21 for 226 yards and three touchdown passes, with no interceptions.
Stepfan Taylor has 10 carries for 41 yards.
Doug Baldwin has caught four passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
Halftime: Stanford 24, Oregon State 0
Stanford regained possession after its defense held and forced a punt. With 1:18 left and the ball at Stanford's own 24, the Cardinal has time to drive for additional points.
Andrew Luck, however, bobbled a third-down snap and threw an incomplete pass. On fourth down and with 41 seconds left, Stanford lined up for a punt, but punter David Green then moved up behind center, compelling Oregon State to burn one of its three timeouts.
Oregon States takes possession at its own 33 with 34 seconds left. A short pass to Jacquizz Rodgers failed to stop the clock, but Andy Katz then completed an out pass for 20 yards to Joe Halahuni to the Stanford 39 with seven seconds left.
Katz threw a Hail Mary pass into the end zone, but the pass was intercepted by Richard Sherman - his fourth of the season -- ending the half.
Second quarter (1:56 left): Stanford 24, Oregon State 0
On the next play, Luck hit Doug Baldwin on a crossing pattern over the middle and the receiver broke a tackle, and cut behind blockers to reach the corner of the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown reception.
The touchdown pass was the 27th of the season for Luck, tying Steve Stenstrom (1993) and John Elway (1980) for the most in school history.
With the field goal, Stanford has broken the school record for most points in a season, with 463, breaking last year's mark of 461.
Second quarter (8:08 left): Stanford 17, Oregon State 0
A toss sweep left to Stepfan Taylor brought the ball to the 2, creating a third and goal. Luck, however, was rushed out of the pocket and threw the ball away.
Nate Whitaker came on and kicked a 20-yard field goal for a 17-0 lead with 8:08 left in the second quarter.
Second quarter (12:18 left): Stanford 14, Oregon State 0
Oregon State faced a third-and-7 in Stanford territory, but was called for a personal foul. On the next play, Sione Fua and Chase Thomas buried quarterback Andy Katz for a sack, creating a fourth and 31 and a punt.
Stanford takes possession at its own 30. Luck was hit from behind on first down by Stephen Paea and fumbled, but Stanford receiver Ryan Whalen backtracked to fall on the ball for a 15-yard loss.
Luck was pressured again on third and long and threw long, forcing Stanford to punt from its own 20.
End of first quarter: Stanford 14, Oregon State 0
Oregon State has the ball on a second and 12 at the Stanford 45.
First quarter (2:21 left): Stanford 14, Oregon State 0
Oregon State drove into Stanford territory, but Sione Fua stuffed Beaver quarterback Ryan Katz on third down. On fourth at the Stanford 34, OSU lined up to go for it, but a player jumped and the Beavers were called for illegal procedure and decided to punt.
Two plays after a deep pass to Doug Baldwin was barely long, Luck went for it again, this time connecting to Baldwin for a 42-yard touchdown pass. The play was set up by play action, and Oregon State was exploited on a blitz, leaving the middle of the field wide open for a deep post.
So far, Luck is 9-of-10 passing for 119 yards and two touchdown.
First quarter (9:38 left): Stanford 7, Oregon State 0
Two runs by Stepfan Taylor picked up 15, setting up another Luck-to-Ertz pass, this one for 21 yards and a score on a post against single coverage.
Stanford enters the game with a 10-1 record and needs one victory set a school single-season record. This is the regular-season finale and final home game for Stanford.
The Cardinal, at 7-1 in the Pac-10 remains in contention for a share of the Pac-10 title with a victory, and an Oregon State victory over Oregon in the Civil War next week.
Oregon State comes with a 5-5 record, including 4-3 in the Pac-10.