- Andrew Luck can take a hit: After going relatively unscathed against San Jose State in Week 1, Luck was bumped around quite a bit in the first half against Duke. He took five hits -- really solid hits -- and bounced right back up. He finished 20-of-28 for 290 yards and four touchdowns.[+] EnlargeAP Photo/Gerry BroomeAndrew Luck is good, but he's hardly the only thing Stanford has going for it.
- Secondary still suspect: Too many big plays. Too many missed tackles. For as deep as Stanford is in the secondary -- and they are extremely deep -- there are still too many holes behind the linebackers and opposing quarterbacks are taking advantage of them. Coach David Shaw said last week that missed tackles in the secondary lose games. One of these days, his team is going to prove him right if they keep it up.
- Wow. These tight ends are good: Shaw said it's pick your poison when trying to figure out which one of the three -- Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo -- to defend. Fleener, Ertz and Toilolo should be renamed Hemlock, Cyanide and Carbon Tetracholride. OK, that last one might not fit on the back of a jersey. But you get the point. There is no greater offensive mismatch than a smaller corner back on a tall tight end. Stanford exploits this mismatch better than any team in the country.
- The offensive line is still a work in progress: Better, at times. Worse, at times. So-so in one half. Solid in another. They'll get there. You could see the improvements from Week 1 to Week 2. But you could also see youth and a lack of continuity. Don't think we'll see any changes to the lineup. When this group does click, look out.
- Front seven -- ridiculous: The only aspect of the Cardinal that has been consistent through two games is the run defense -- which has been outstanding. The bulk of SJSU's rushing yards came in the fourth quarter, after they had -2 through three. The bulk of Duke's rushing yards came in the fourth quarter, after they 17 through three. That's 15 rushing yards Stanford's regular front seven has allowed in six quarters. Crazy good.
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35