Scouting Stanford 

October, 24, 2011
Under first-year head coach David Shaw, Stanford is riding the nation’s longest winning streak -- a school-record 15 in a row, including the last 10 by a national record 25 points or more -- after its 65-21 home demolition over No. 22 Washington this past Saturday. Its 7-0 start this year is the school’s best since 1951 and its six-game road winning streak is its best since 1991-92.

The Cardinal is in the Pac-12’s Top 3 in most every offensive statistical category and in the league’s Top 5 in every defensive ranking. Nationally, Stanford’s offense is second in scoring offense (48.6 points per game, first in Pac-12), third in passing efficiency (180.1, first in Pac-12), ninth in total offense (504.1 yards per game, second in Pac-12), 17th in rushing offense (219.4, second in Pac-12) and 25th in passing offense (284.7, seventh in Pac-12).

Junior QB Andrew Luck (145-of-202, 71.8%, 1,888 yds, 20 TD, 3 int in 2011, plus 16 carries, 83 yds, 5.2 avg, 1 TD and 1 rec, 13 yds, 13.0 avg), the 2010 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, is fifth nationally in passing efficiency (180.0, first in Pac-12). Stanford’s winningest quarterback ever (27 wins), he stands third on the school’s career charts for passing yards (7,801), touchdown passes (65) and total offense (8691).