Luck Makes The Blue Devils See Cardinal Red. Stanford 44 – Duke – 14.

Posted: September 15, 2011 in ABC Sports, CBS Sports, College Sports, Comcast Sports BayArea, Espn, Facebook, Football, Fox Sports, Google, NBC Sports, Stanford Athletics, Twitter, Yahoo Sports

Andrew Luck and The Stanford Cardinal

Andrew Luck and The Stanford Cardinal

 

 

What’s up sports fans? Another week into the season and Stanford wasn’t about to let anything change from last week. After blowing by the San Jose State Spartans it was time to take on an ACC foe. It was the Duke Blue Devils. What was significant is that this is a school that has made Stanford look pitiful on the basketball court and has pushed Stanford face in it for decades. The Cardinal decided when it comes to boys basketball we’re still working on it. But when it comes to football, Duke, now you get humbled. Humbled with a capital H. Because last Saturday the Stanford Cardinal left Duke wondering what they could try next to stop the 44-14 smack down they received at Raleigh Durham, North Carolina.

“I’ve only been around a couple quarterbacks that see everything,” Shaw said. “He was able to tell us exactly where the safeties were. … I thought he managed the game very well. Early on, we had a couple of protection issues where he had to slide and throw the ball off his back foot.” If you saw the game it just looks like Andrew Luck is just getting better and better with each contest. When he rolls out of the pocket the look in his eye is like a hungry man seeking his dinner. To the new teams in the new PAC-12 this is what you have to look forward to. I can’t tell you the last time I saw a Stanford quarterback that focused since maybe John Elway. Dukes defense wasn’t on time when it came to making plays as well.

“We have to make plays and we weren’t able to do that,” safety Matt Daniels said. “We kind of just broke down. It really didn’t have anything to do with fatigue. We had a lot of missed tackles, a lot of missed assignments.” I would have to say that Stanford had their finger on this game from the beginning and wasn’t going to take it off until the Blue Devils put away their plans of winning. They did that in the beginning of the fourth when Andrew Luck hit Zach Ertz for another score after that Duke really had no answer for the Cardinal. The Cardinal put up 299 yards in the air, and 209 yards on the ground. It was a solid attack for a total of 504 yards. Luck did have one mistake, a pick six from Lee Butler that cost 76 yards for a score for Duke, but other than that it was all Stanford Cardinal football. Luck was 20-28 for 290 yards with 4 touchdown passes.

Chris Owusu had 7 catches for 106 yards. Jeremy Stewart kept things hot for the Cardinal with a 30 yard scamper to the end zone for a score. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe had to try something so the Blue Devils went with a fake punt on a 4 and 7 that worked only to watch it fail because Duke’s field goal kicker missed his second field goal of the day, which allowed he Cardinal to keep Duke in depression type state until the game was all but won. Another triumph for head coach David Shaw, and for Andrew Luck who’s confidence is even felt amongst his teammates.  “I guess you could say Andrew makes a lot of hard throws look easy,” Fleener said. Duke’s starting quarterback Sean Renfree was 19-27 for 179 yards in the loss, it’s something head coach Cutcliffe and his staff are going to have to look at and re-think or re-tool their game plan.

It’s funny the ACC Network when they show the highlights of the game they only show a couple of scores and they aptly show Dukes touchdown, and then they just show you the final score. Trust me if the situation would’ve been reversed they would’ve showed highlights from the entire game. Gotta love the east coast The Cardinal are 2-0 and have Arizona next week. Think they can beat them? Or do you think Arizona can stymie David Shaw’s offense? Tell me what you think. Remember folks it’s ALLBAYAREASPORTS.COM. Bay Area Sports Magnified!

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