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Mitchell On The Fiesta - Luck Did His Job

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jan 2, 2012


Russ Mitchell's thoughts on Oklahoma State's win over Stanford in the Fiesta


By: Russ Mitchell
Follow me on Twitter: @RussMitchellCFB

- Was there anyone who didn’t think Andrew Luck was going to lead his team to victory on that final drive in regulation?

- Except Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson, who channeled his inner-Scott Norwood.

- Williamson was 11 of 12 on kicks inside the 40, until that miss.

- Luck only missed on four passes, going 27/31 for 347 yards and two touchdowns (to one interception).

- At the end of the first quarter, OSU had 1 first down, 1 yard rushing, 27 total yards and was losing 7-0. At which point WR Justin Blackmon decided to play a lil' football.

- If that’s how you perform with an “inner thigh infection”, sign us up.

- OSU QB Brandon Weeden went from 5-10, 26 yards and one interception in the first quarter, to 13-21, 239 yards, 2 touchdowns and the aforementioned INT after the second quarter.

- At first, I suggested that Stanford coach might want to double team Blackmon…silly me. You need a platoon to cover Blackmon.

- OSU had 12 yards rushing on 15 carries. Just in case you still thought Blackmon wasn’t that important.

- The main Stanford cheer appears to be one side yelling “Go!” with the second side responding “Stanford!”. Somehow, I expect more from Stanford.

- Just an amazing TOP disparity – Stanford’s 41+ minutes to OSU’s 18+. OSU’s defense was absolutely sucking wind in the fourth quarter.