Stanford 40
Virginia Tech 12

January 3, 2011 – Sun Life Stadium
Luck, Fleener Power Stanford Past Hokies
Stanford turned a tight game into a runaway in the second half, outscoring Virginia Tech 27-0 following intermission as long scoring players dominated the night.
Hyped as a contest between two of the nation’s most efficient quarterbacks, Andrew Luck of Stanford and Tyrod Taylor of Virginia Tech, the game was accented by a career night for Stanford tight end Coby Fleener.
Heisman Trophy runner-up Luck earned the game’s Most Outstanding Player honors with 287 passing yards, four touchdowns and an Orange Bowl record 78.3 percent completion percentage.
Stanford’s offensive effort was further highlighted by Fleener, who set or tied Orange Bowl records with 173 receiving yards and three touchdown catches. The victory was Stanford’s first ever BCS win and improved the Pac-10’s Orange Bowl record to a perfect 3-0 all-time.
Virginia Tech became the first team in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision history to win 11 straight games after starting the season 0-2. Against Stanford however, the Hokies could do little as they struggled on the ground. Taylor managed 222 passing yards and his lone touchdown pass was an impressive showing of his ability to escape the pocket, spinning 180 degrees to escape one tackle, then firing a pass in the endzone to David Wilson. The game marked Virginia Tech’s fourth Orange Bowl appearance, and third in the last four years.

First Downs 19 16
Rushing Attempts 31 34
Rushing Yards 247 66
Passes Attempted 23 33
Passes Completed 18 16
Had Intercepted 1 1
Passing Yards 287 222
Total Offense 534 288
Punts/Avg. 3/46.0 8/43.5
Fumbles/Lost  2/1 0/0
Penalties/Yards 6/49 4/28


Stanford 7 6 13 14 - 40
Virginia Tech 2 10 0 0 - 12


STAN: Stewart 60-yard run (Whitaker kick); VT: Team safety;VT: Wilson 11-yard pass from Taylor (Hazley kick);STAN: Ertz 25-yard pass from Luck;VT: Hazley 37-yard field goal; STAN: Marecic 1-yard run (Whitaker kick failed); STAN: Fleener 41-yard pass from Luck (Whitaker kick); STAN: Fleener 58-yard pass from Luck (Whitaker kick); STAN: Fleener 38-yard pass from Luck (Whitaker kick) MOP: Andrew Luck (Stanford)
Stanford Head Coach: Jim Harbaugh
Virginia Tech Head Coach: Frank Beamer



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