Saturday, October 29, 2011
3Q: Stanford 24, USC 20
By Kevin Gemmell
Sometimes, you just have to run the double-reverse, wide-receiver throw from the Wildcat formation.
The Cardinal have fought back from a 10-point deficit and re-taken the lead behind Andrew Luck and a little offensive innovation. First, Luck hooked up with fullback Ryan Hewitt on a 5-yard touchdown pass to cut USC's lead to 20-17.
On Stanford's next possession, running back Tyler Gaffney took the snap in the wildcat, handed off to Anthony Wilkerson, who then flipped it to Luck, who started off in the wide receiver hole. Luck connected with Ty Montgomery for a 62-yard gain. After converting a fourth-and-1 at the USC 4, Luck finished the drive himself, leaping in from 2 yards out to give Stanford the lead.