Luck Outshines Locker in Stanford’s Blowout Win
In a quarterback battle of potential first-round picks in the next year’s NFL draft, Andrew Luck thoroughly outplayed Jake Locker in Stanford’s 41-0 win over the University of Washington on Saturday. Luck threw for 192 yards and a touchdown and also ran for 92 yards and a score. The Stanford defense, which allowed just 107 yards in the game, held Locker to 64 yards passing and intercepted two passes. The Cardinal (7-1), ranked No. 13 in the BCS standings, host No. 15 Arizona on Saturday at Stanford Stadium
Sharks Find Groove at the Tank
Head coach Todd McLellan’s decision to play his top three forwards, Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dany Heatley, on the same line before Wednesday‘s game proved to be just what the offense needed to find its groove. In the Sharks two home wins this week, Thornton either scored or assisted on eight consecutive goals, leading the Sharks to two 5-2 victories. On Wednesday against the Devils, Thornton recorded his fourth career hat trick and assisted on the other goals by Marleau and Heatley. On Saturday against the Ducks, Thornton assisted on San Jose’s first three goals, two of which were scored by Heatley. The Sharks hit the road on Tuesday to play the Minnesota Wild. Their next home game is Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Earthquakes Lose Playoff Opener
Joel Lindpere scored the games lone goal for the New York Red Bulls in their 1-0 over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Red Bulls were 14-0-1 in the regular season when scoring first, and they proved to be just as good frontrunners in the playoffs. The Quakes must beat the Red Bulls in New York on Thursday to keep their season alive. If the Quakes win by two goals, they would advance to the second round because of a better aggregate score.
Aggies Stun Spartans With Late Touchdown
When the clock struck zero, the New Mexico State Aggies were mobbing teammate Taveon Rogers in the end zone. Rogers caught an 8-yard touchdown pass on the game’s last play, stunning the Spartans 29-27 on Saturday in Las Cruces. After Harrison Waid missed a 38-yard field goal, quarterback Matt Christian led a 79-yard drive in 52 seconds, ending with his clutch fourth-down pass to Rogers. The Spartans next play Utah State at home on Nov. 13.
Press Scores Twice as Stanford Tops Cal
Christen Press once again stole the show in Stanford’s 3-0 win over Cal on Saturday in Berkeley. She scored twice, tying a personal best by scoring 21 goals in a season. She has two more regular season games to set a new career high, starting with a matchup against Oregon State on Friday that will determine the Pac-10 regular season champ.