Stanford on top of the college football world

Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes, including three to Coby Fleener, and the Stanford football team completed its dream season with a convincing 40-12 victory over No. 12 Virginia Tech in Monday night's Orange Bowl.

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Posted by TimH
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:45 am

Great game, especially the 2nd half! Stanford really does have a legitimate claim (along with "the unbeatens") to the top BCS ranking. Jim Harbaugh did a great job keeping the team focused and prepared, along with his excellent coaching staff and a fantastic group of players. I think that Shayne Skov deserved a "co-MVP" of the game for his monster performance, but perhaps he also scared the Orange Bowl officials along with Virginia Tech!? :)

The LSJUMB was in fine form, playing continuously despite being "banned" from the halftime program. Without them, the halftime show was forgettable but who cares? The game was the show. Regardless of what Coach Harbaugh and Andrew Luck decide, this game is pure Stanford history. Of course, we all hope that the Harbaugh era, which made itself known against USC a few seasons back, will return with intact lineup, less graduating seniors. Congratulations to all seniors!

The only disappointment was a predictable one; the ESPN media members and their colleagues were an embarrassment in their persistent questions outside of the actual game. Yes, we all "want to know" but classless clowns such as Reece Davis should take a course in journalism or change careers to host a reality TV show! Jim was GREAT to silence the press conference; they actually needed a moment to reshuffle their questions!

GO Stanford!!!!

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Posted by Tree
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 4, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I didn't catch the press conference, but it was hilarious when Harbaugh blew off that ESPN reporter after the game because I'm sure he knew it would be a bunch of repetitive questions about his future plans.

Between Paly and Stanford - what a great time to be a football fan in this town.

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Posted by Pat Markevitch
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

What a dream season. I just came back from Miami where I and thousands of other Cardinal fans cheered on our team. The team played their hearts out and it showed in the final score. I hope these student athletes savor not only this victory but the entire season because they did a phenomenal job. I can't think of a better way to start the new year.

Go Cardinal!

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