MIAMI — Andrew Luck threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns, leading fifth-ranked Stanford past No. 12 Virginia Tech 40-12 in the Orange Bowl on Monday night.
Stanford (12-1) earned its first bowl win in 14 years and likely will end the season ranked in the top 5 for the first time since the unbeaten 1940 team finished No. 2. The Cardinal’s success comes only four years after they went 1-11 and hired coach Jim Harbaugh to lead a turnaround.