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Stanford vs. Notre Dame Postgame Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/26/2011

Nov. 26, 2011

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Stanford Post-Game Notes
Notre Dame, November 23, 2011

  • Andrew Luck broke the career-record by John Elway and his own single-season record for touchdowns in the first half, finishing with 80 in his career and 35 on the season. Luck set the career (was 77 by Elway) and season record (was 32 by Luck in 2010) with a 28-yard strike to Coby Fleener (4:45) in the first quarter. Luck tied John Elway's all-time record (and his single-season record) with a three-yard TD pass in the first (9:16) to Levine Toilolo.
  • Andrew Luck also set the school-record for total offense (10,218 yards), breaking Steven Stenstrom's total of 9,825 yards.
  • Luck has thrown four touchdowns seven times. Luck has thrown for three TD's or more 15 times in his career.
  • Andrew Luck is just the third quarterback to post three-straight wins over Notre Dame, joining Mike Phipps (Purdue, 1967-69) and Matt Leinert (USC, 2003-05).
  • Coby Fleener with two scores tonight and 18 in his career puts him fifth all-time.
  • Chase Thomas recorded 2.0 sacks and now has 20.0 in his career.
  • It was the second career interception for Corey Gatewood (happening in the second quarter) and first since 2009.
  • It was the first time this year Stanford has shut out an opponent in the first half this year. The 15 yards first half rushing was the fifth-lowest by an opponent this year following Arizona (negative 6), Colorado (negative 1), USC (5) and San Jose State (9).
  • It was the 12th 100-yard game for Stepfan Taylor (third all-time) as he has had five games this year with 100 yards and another three with 95 to 99 yards.
  • Stanford is now 8-2 in its last 10 games against ranked teams.
  • Stanford is now 36-14 since 2008 and 31-7 since 2009. The team's home record is now 23-3 dating back to the last home game in 2007.
  • It was a season-high in penalties tonight.
  • With the team's final home game of the season, the senior class is 36-15 over the last four years.
  • The attendance of 50,360 is the team's sixth sellout (of seven) of the season.

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