STANFORD, Calif. -- After an unsteady first half, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is finding his stride in the third quarter.
After overthrowing his receivers several times in the first half, finishing just 8-of-15 for 81 yards with no touchdowns and interception, Luck has blown up, going 8-of-10 for 135 yards and two touchdowns in the third quarter.
The first was a 4-yard jump ball to 6-foot-8 tight end Levine Toilolo, who redeemed himself after dropping a ball when he was wide open just a couple of plays earlier.
The second was a 9-yard touchdown pass to fullback Ryan Hewitt.
The Stanford defense has also picked up its game, holding the Bears to just 49 yards of total offense in the third quarter.