Stanford 44 - Duke 14

After a rough first half, Andrew Luck and Stanford turned it on in the second, and blew out Duke 44-14 in Durham. Andrew Luck completed 20-28 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns, and the Cardinal's first-string defense didn't allow a touchdown for the second consecutive game.

After Andrew Luck threw a pick-six with a little more than two minutes left in the first-half that trimmed Stanford's lead to 10-7, the Cardinal began to impose its will.

Luck first led the team on a quick touchdown drive before the half to up the Card's lead to 17-7. Then, in the third quarter, after Stanford's defense forced a turnover on downs, Luck found a streaking Coby Fleener on a 60-yard touchdown pass to up Stanford's lead to 24-7.

The rout was on.

On the Blue Devils' next possession, Stanford forced and recovered a Jamison Crowder fumble.

A few plays later, Jeremy Stewart found a gaping hole up the middle and rushed 30 yards untouched for another Card score.

Stanford added fourth quarter touchdowns on a Zach Ertz three-yard reception and a one-yard Tyler Gaffney rush before the Blue Devils scored a late touchdown to cut the final margin to 44-14.

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