2011 College Football Week 1 Scores: Cardinal Continue Rout of Spartans
It is probably safe to call this game final, but with six minutes left in the game the Stanford Cardinal lead the San Jose State Spartans 57-3.
While no one expected a close game, people didn’t necessarily expect such a flawless performance on David Shaw’s debut.
Andrew Luck is 17-26 for 175 yards and two touchdowns. He also legged out a touchdown run in the first half. Luck continues to prove that he can do it all. His ability to make the smart play separates him from other quarterbacks with great arms.
Complimenting Luck’s golden arm are Stepfan Taylor’s legs. Taylor has rushed for 61 yards and two touchdowns. His ability and consistency allows Stanford to keep opposing defenses off balance. Allowing Luck to dissect the defense keeps the defense spread out and on their toes, making it easier for both facets of the Stanford offense to operate.
Chris Owusu led the way among Stanford receivers. He hauled in seven passes for 76 yards. Tight end Coby Fleener also grabbed four passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinal do not have one star receiver, instead they choose to spread the ball out among several targets. If one star does emerge, Owusu definitely has the talent to be Luck’s main target.
Defensively the Cardinal have forced three turnovers and have allowed over 200 yards total. Granted, the Spartans are not the best team to judge defensive talent against but it is an encouraging sign. Surely, they will need to make sure they defense is up to speed once they enter Pac-12 play.
In a blow out like this it becomes hard for either team to take a lot out of it. The Spartans want to forget it, the Cardinal want to take it with a grain of salt. However, bright spots are always there.
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