Stanford 50, Duke 13

Date - Saturday, September 8, 2012 10:30 PM
Location - Stanford Stadium
Attendance - 44016

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Duke 0 3 10 0 13
Stanford 13 10 20 7 50

Recap


No. 21 Stanford 50, Duke 13:
Josh Nunes threw three touchdown passes in his second career start as the No. 21 Cardinal prepared for their showdown with No. 2 USC next week with an easy victory over the visiting Blue Devils.

Drew Terrell return a punt 76 yards for a touchdown 1:07 into the game and caught a touchdown pass and Stepfan Taylor rushed for 78 yards and a TD to move into third place on the career rushing yards list at Stanford. Nunes, who replaced No. 1 NFL draft pick Andrew Luck, was 17-of-31 for 280 yards and an interception.

Quarterback Sean Renfree was 12-of-14 for only 43 yards in the opening period and finished 28-of-40 for 198 yards and two interceptions for Duke (1-0).

The Cardinal (2-0) outgained the Blue Devils 123-36 in the first quarter en route to a 13-0 lead after a pair of Jordan Williamson field goals.

Taylor's 13-yard touchdown run came early in the second period and Williamson matched a career high with his third field goal to give Stanford a 23-0 advantage.

Stanford recovered an onside kick by Duke to start the second half and Nunes' 19-yard touchdown pass to Terrell capped a four-play, 43-yard drive. Safety Jordan Richards grabbed his first career interception on Renfree's third-down pass on the ensuing drive at the Duke 11 and two plays later, Nunes found Levine Toilolo for a 3-yard TD pass to make it 37-3.

Ed Reynolds had two interceptions, including a 70-yard return for a touchdown with 4:15 left in the third quarter to make it 43-6. Reynolds, who had an interception in last week's 20-17 victory over San Jose State, returned his second interception 50 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Taylor, who has 2,964 career yards, passed Brad Muster and is 558 behind second-place Toby Gerhart. Darrin Nelson leads with 4,033 yards. ... Taylor is trying to become the first Cardinal with three straight 1,000-yard seasons. ... Stanford leads the series 3-1, including a 44-14 victory at Durham, N.C., last season. ... Duke hasn't recorded a winning season since 1994. ... The Blue Devils fell to 23-129-6 against ranked teams and hasn't won such a game since defeating Virginia 28-25 in 1994. ... Stanford is 8-8 all-time against Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:53
Stanford   TD  Stanford 7 - Duke 0
1st Quarter - 8:52
Stanford   FG  Stanford 10 - Duke 0
1st Quarter - 1:23
Stanford   FG  Stanford 13 - Duke 0
2nd Quarter - 11:47
Stanford   TD  Stanford 20 - Duke 0
2nd Quarter - 8:52
Stanford   FG  Stanford 23 - Duke 0
2nd Quarter - 0:12
Duke   FG  Stanford 23 - Duke 3
3rd Quarter - 12:46
Stanford   TD  Stanford 30 - Duke 3
3rd Quarter - 10:41
Stanford   TD  Stanford 37 - Duke 3
3rd Quarter - 7:20
Duke   FG  Stanford 37 - Duke 6
3rd Quarter - 4:15
Stanford   TD  Stanford 43 - Duke 6
3rd Quarter - 0:53
Duke   TD  Stanford 43 - Duke 13
4th Quarter - 14:18
Stanford   TD  Stanford 50 - Duke 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Duke Stanford
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Duke Stanford
Score 13 50
First Downs 18 18
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-20
25%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-3
33%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 385 373
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 23-27 26-92
Average/Rush 1.2 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 42-63 18-33
Passing Yards 358 281
Average/Pass Play 5.5 8.3
Penalties-Yards 4-41 5-32
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 33:15 26:45

PLAYER STATS

Duke (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Renfree 28/40 200 0 2
A. Boone 13/21 147 0 1
B. Connette 1/2 11 0 0
Stanford (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Nunes 16/30 275 3 1
B. Nottingham 2/3 6 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Duncan 2 9 4.5 0
B. Connette 3 9 3.0 1
J. Thompson 4 7 1.8 0
A. Boone 4 7 1.8 0
J. Snead 4 5 1.2 0
S. Powell 2 2 1.0 0
C. Vernon 1 -1 -1.0 0
S. Renfree 3 -11 -3.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Taylor 14 69 4.9 1
K. Young 1 11 11.0 0
R. Seale 2 8 4.0 0
A. Wilkerson 1 8 8.0 0
R. Wright 3 5 1.7 0
P. Skov 1 3 3.0 0
J. Nunes 1 -9 -9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Crowder 10 112 11.2 0
D. Scott 11 83 7.5 0
C. Vernon 6 49 8.2 0
I. Blakeney 3 45 15.0 0
C. Gattis 3 20 6.7 0
D. Reeves 2 15 7.5 0
E. Schneider 1 13 13.0 0
J. Thompson 2 12 6.0 0
B. Connette 2 7 3.5 0
J. Snead 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Toilolo 3 59 19.7 1
Z. Ertz 2 49 24.5 0
D. Terrell 3 39 13.0 1
T. Montgomery 2 38 19.0 0
R. Wright 1 35 35.0 0
J. Patterson 2 29 14.5 1
S. Taylor 3 26 8.7 0
P. Skov 1 4 4.0 0
K. Young 1 2 2.0 0