Nov. 8, 2010
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck has been named the Pac-10 Conference's Player of the Week for his performance in Stanford's 42-17 win over 13th-ranked Arizona last Saturday.
Luck completed 23-of-32 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cardinal to its eighth win of the season. He also rushed three times for 25 yards, bringing his season rushing total to 370 yards, which is the highest single-season mark by a Stanford quarterback.
Luck connected on a 45 yard touchdown pass to Chris Owusu in the first quarter and completed a five yard shovel pass to Tyler Gaffney for another touchdown in the third quarter. he now has 22 touchdowns on the year, which rank fourth on Stanford's all-time single-season list with Steve Dils (1978) and five shy of the school's all-time record of 27, shared by John Elway (1980) and Steve Stenstrom (1993).
Safety T.J. McDonald of USC and place kicker Kai Forbath of UCLA earned defensive and special teams players of the week, respectively.
Luck's selection marks the third time this season a Stanford player has earned Pac-10 Player of the Week accolades. Cornerback Michael Thomas earned the award following his performance against UCLA, while place kicker Nate Whitaker was tabbed following a five field goal performance at Notre Dame.
Stanford, 8-1 on the season and ranked seventh in this week's AP poll, returns to action on Saturday to face Arizona State in Tempe. Kick off is set for 4:30 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Arizona (Comcast 414 in the Bay Area).
Tickets for Stanford's last home game of the year against Oregon State on Nov. 27 remain available at the Stanford Stadium Ticket Office, on-line at GoStanford.com or by calling 1-800-Stanford.