DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Stanford continues to show there’s much more to the Cardinal than Andrew Luck.
With Pac-12 play starting this week, that can only help them.
The defensive starters still haven’t allowed anyone into the end zone. The overlooked ground game rolled up 205 yards. Ten receivers caught passes.
That across-the-board production made Luck’s latest four-touchdown performance seem like an afterthought.
The 2010 Heisman Trophy finalist threw four TD passes for the fifth time in a 44-14 rout of outmanned Duke that kept the sixth-ranked Cardinal (2-0) unbeaten heading into the Pac-12 opener at Arizona.
Coach David Shaw says the ground game “was good from start to finish” and the defense “did a great job of responding to adversity all day.”