Monday, January 2, 2012
First Quarter: Stanford 7, OSU 0
By Kevin Gemmell
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A little different start than the Rose Bowl.
The lone touchdown was a 53-yard, play-action touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to Ty Montgomery.
Outside of that, we haven't seen too many offensive highlights (though Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor already has 61 yards on six carries).
This was the first time all season OSU had been held scoreless in the first quarter.
However, we've had plenty of defensive highlights from both teams.
Among the top defensive plays of the quarter:
- Terrence Brown picking off Brandon Weeden on his first pass attempt of the game. Justin Gilbert also grabbed his fifth interception of the year off of Luck at the end of the quarter. Though neither team could turn the interceptions into points.
- OSU's Richetti Jones sacking Luck on a crucial third down (just the 10th sack the Cardinal have allowed this season).
- Stanford linebacker Jarek Lancaster making an outstanding open-field tackle on Isaiah Anderson -- also on third down.