Big Game has big meaning for Luck, No. 8 Stanford

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- The Big Game is a little bigger for Andrew Luck this year.

Stanford's standout quarterback is coming off his worst performance of the season in a crushing loss to Oregon. His Heisman Trophy campaign is no longer a runaway and questions are starting to emerge about his abilities.

So when Luck leads the No. 8 Cardinal for perhaps the final time in his career against California on Saturday night, leaving a lasting memory in the 114th edition of one of college football's oldest rivalries could be paramount.

Not just for Luck.

Stanford (9-1, 7-1) has a chance to make a BCS bowl and keep alive its faint hopes for the Pac-12 title. The Golden Bears (6-4, 3-4) could wreck the Cardinal's season and move into a more marquee bowl.