Palo Alto, CA – Andrew Luck threw four touchdown passes to ranked Stanford 14.
Luck broke John Elway's school record for touchdown passes and finished with 233 yards and an interception on 20-of-30 efficiency in his regular season finale. He found Coby Fleener four times for 97 yards and two scores as the Cardinal (11-1) all but assured themselves a BCS bowl appearance.
Stepfan Taylor anchored a Stanford ground game that logged 226 yards with 149 yards on 20 carries.
Andrew Hendrix filled in for an ineffective Tommy Rees in the second half and passed for 192 yards with a touchdown and an interception on 11-of-24 throws for the Irish (8-4), who were looking for their first five-game winning streak since 2006.