Nov. 20, 2010
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Stanford Post-Game Notes
at California, November 20, 2010
113th Big Game
It was the most points scored by Stanford in Big Game history, eclipsing 1996 (42-21) and 1981 (42-21). The 41-0 Stanford win in 1930 was the largest margin of victory for either side. It is the sixth time Stanford has scored at least 40 points in the Big Game.
Stanford has scored 446 points on the season (48-7), second all-time in a season to the 2009 total of 461 points. It is also the 11th time Stanford has scored 30 or more, a school-record.
Stepfan Taylor with 14 rushing touchdowns this season is now tied with Tommy Vardell for fourth on the single season list. It was the fourth time this season Taylor has rushed for at least two touchdowns in a game. He has scored in six of the last seven games.
Andrew Luck with two touchdowns today and 24 on the season, is now tied for third all-time on the single season list. John Elway (1982) and Steve Stenstrom (1993) have the record of 27.
The 58-yard run by Andrew Luck was a career-best and third time this season Luck has run for a 50-yards or better on a single play (51 yards at UW, 52 yards v. Wake Forest).
The 47-yard pass to Doug Baldwin was the third longest pass of the season by Andrew Luck. Baldwin has now caught three passes over 40 yards this season (81 v. Sac State, 44 v. ASU).
Richard Sherman picked off his fifth career interception in the first quarter and third of the season. It was Michael Thomas' first interception since 2008.
Stanford's turnover margin coming in, was +6. With two interceptions and a fumble recovery it is now at +9.
With a 10-0 first quarter score, Stanford has now outscored opponents 131-34 in the first stanza. In the first half the tally is 264-78.
Stanford is now 5-1 in road contests this year, posting two shutouts (UCLA, Washington) and other than at Oregon, have allowed only five offensive road touchdowns.
Stanford great and NFL Hall of Famer John Elway was on the sidelines for the Cardinal.