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He is as good with the short ball as he is with the long ball. What has helped the Stanford quarterback over the last few years was having talented running backs behind him to keep an opposing defense honest.
In his freshman season, Luck had Heisman candidate running back Toby Gerhart behind him. A bruising running back who was a lot faster than he looked. After Gerhart departed for the Minnesota Vikings and the National Football League, Stepfan Taylor came in and looked every bit as talented as Gerhart, rushing for almost 1,100 yards (1,099) last season.
Luck has had his share of enormous games for Stanford over his two years as the starting quarterback, but when you watch his performance at home against USC in the season's sixth week would stand out. Sure he didn't throw for more than 300 yards, but completing 20 of his 24 pass attempts (83.3%) is impressive for any quarterback, especially against a conference rival.
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