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Stanford Post-Game Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/27/2010

Nov. 27, 2010

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Stanford Post-Game Notes
vs. Oregon State, November 27, 2010

  • Andrew Luck broke the single-season record for touchdowns (now 28) with the 52-yard score to Tayler Gaffney in the fourth. John Elway in 1980 and Steve Stenstrom in 1993 had 27 touchdowns in their respective seasons. Of Luck's touchdown passes this season, 12 have come in the first quarter, including two today.

  • Andrew Luck is the first Stanford quarterback to throw four touchdowns in a game, three times in one season. John Elway has the record with five (1980, 1982). Randy Fasani (2000-01) and Jim Plunkett (1968-69) had three, four-TD games in their careers.

  • The eight conference wins is a school-record, and it is the first time ever Stanford has had 11 wins. Stanford had won seven conference games in 1999 and 1940 and 10 games three times previously (10-0-1 in 1926; 10-0-0 in 1940 and 10-3-0 in 1992). It continues to be the lone one-loss season after World War II and first since 1935 (8-1-0).

  • Nate Whitaker's 20-yard field goal in the second quarter broke the single season record for points. The previous record was 461 points scored over 13 games last season. Stanford finished the game with 484 points (38-0).

  • Andrew Luck moved up to No. 4 on the single season passing list with 3051 (305) yards, trailing Todd Husak's 1998 total (3092), followed by John Elway in 1982 (3242) and Steve Stenstrom in 1993 (3627).

  • Stepfan Taylor's 62-yard touchdown run was the longest run of the season, besting Luck's 58-yard run last week at Cal and was his 15th of the season, tying him for third on the single-season lists. He also has 1023 yards, becoming the first sophomore since Darrin Nelson in 1978 and sixth back in school history over 1000 yards. It is his sixth 100-yard game of the season.

  • It is the most passing yardage for the Cardinal since 1999 (3,448). With 305 yard tonight, Stanford now has 3076 yards.

  • Doug Baldwin with nine touchdown passes this season (24-0), it is the most TD's by a Cardinal receiver since Troy Walters 10 in 1999.

  • Zach Ertz has caught touchdown passes in each of the last two weeks. It is the second straight week the Danville native has set a career-high after 45 yards last week.

  • Stanford has scored first in nine of 12 games and come away with points on its first drives in nine of 12 games as well. Scoring on the first two possessions in this game and the previous eight at Cal, Stanford scored in 10-straight possessions with Andrew Luck at quarterback.

  • With the 14-0 first quarter tally, Stanford has outscored foes, 145-34 in first quarter.

  • It is also the sixth time this season the Cardinal have not allowed a touchdown in the first half. Stanford has allowed just 17 first half points over the last six games.

  • It is the first undefeated home season (6-0) since the 1977 team went 6-0. Stanford is 17-2 at home dating back to 2008. It is the ninth unbeaten season at home (2010, 6-0; 1977, 6-0; 1969, 5-0-1; 1940, 5-0; 1934, 5-0-1; 1933, 6-0; 1930, 8-0; 1926, 7-0; 1924, 5-0).

  • With five forced turnovers tonight, the Cardinal have forced 29 turnovers this season. Stanford forced 17 all of last year.

  • The last seven game winning streak during the regular season was 1991.

  • It is the last time Stanford has had three shutouts in a season since 1969. Stanford has pitched a shutout in nine quarters over the last three games.

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