(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: Stanford 33, Arizona State 14
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Toby Gerhart rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown, as the Stanford Cardinal defeated Arizona State, 33-14, in a Pac-10 collision at Stanford Stadium.
Stepfan Taylor added 66 yards and one touchdown on six totes for Stanford (5-3, 4-2 Pac-10), while Andrew Luck completed 17-of-27 passes in the contest, and finished the game with 236 yards.
As for the Sun Devils (4-3, 2-2), they were led by Danny Sullivan, who threw for 144 yards and two touchdowns on just 12-of-23 efficiency.
The Cardinal dominated Arizona State through the entire first half of action, as the team went into the break with a 24-0 advantage.
Stanford opened the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown scamper by Jamal-Rashad Patterson midway through the first quarter.
The Cardinal then added a 27-yard field goal by Nate Whitaker, pushing their advantage to 10-0 as the two teams went into the second frame.
In the second stanza, Gerhart rumbled into the end zone from eight yards out with just over seven minutes remaining in the quarter, and that was followed by a two-yard touchdown run by Owen Marecic right before halftime.
The Sun Devils came out of the locker room ready to fight back however, and the team wasted little time cutting into its deficit, as Sullivan connected with Chris McGaha for an 18-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter.
Stanford pushed ahead by 20 points when Whitaker connected on a 39-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.
Arizona State continued to fight, as the Sun Devils cut their deficit to 27-14 with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Sullivan to T.J. Simpson.
The Cardinal responded on their next drive however, as Taylor broke free for a 33-yard touchdown run, pushing Stanford's advantage to 33-14.
Stanford, which has not earned a bowl berth since 2001, is now one victory away from becoming bowl eligible.
10/25 02:12:12 ET