The Stanford Cardinal are flat dominating the Cal Bears in the Big Game today. The Cardinal jumped out to an early lead and have kept the pedal to the medal, leading 45-0 after three quarters. Before the game even kicked off, emotions were high on the field, with both teams engaging in a minor brawl. Stanford's Jamal Rashad-Patterson was ejected for throwing a punch in the pre-game festivities. The Cardinal have had seven possession in the game so far, scoring every time. It's been an incredibly dominating performance.
It's been all Andrew Luck, all the time for Stanford thus far. Luck has completed 15 of 20 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. The Heisman darkhorse has also added 72 yards on three carries, including a ridiculous 58-yard run in the first half. Luck has looked completely unstoppable all day long.
Receiver Doug Baldwin has been the biggest benefactor of Luck's performance, catching five passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. In double coverage, Baldwin went up, out-leaped the defenders and brought down a long Luck pass in the first half. Later, he made an amazing leaping grab in the end zone. Stepfan Taylor also added three touchdowns on the ground for the Cardinal.
On the Cal side, it hasn't been pretty. Brock Mansion has completed 11-20 passes for 83 and two interceptions. Under fire most of the day, Mansion has been unable to escape the pressure of Stanford's relentless defense, forcing throws and taking sacks. Shane Vereen carried the ball 14 times for 58 yards through three quarters. Vereen also led the Bears' receivers, catching three passes for 24 yards.
Through three quarters in Berkley, it's a rout in the Big Game, with the Cardinal leading the Bears, 45-0.