Andrew Luck has been flawless thus far, completing 11 of 13 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. However, Stanford's run game and Washington's inability to stop it has been the story of the game. The Cardinal accumulated 247 total rushing yards in the first half with Stepfan Taylor racking up 130 yards on eight carries.
Washington's lone bright spot has been Chris Polk. The junior running back broke two big touchdown runs in the first half for the Huskies. In the first quarter Polk broke out for a 46-yard run for the Huskies first touchdown of the game. Later, in the second quarter, Polk put on the burners once again, this time going for a 61-yard touchdown run. This run kept the Huskies in the game, with the team only trailing 17-14 a little into the second quarter.
The Cardinal quickly put up 21 unanswered points to finish the second quarter including a pick six by Stanford's Michael Thomas giving Stanford a 38-14 into the half.