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October 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Words of Luck

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck meets with local media on Tuesday during the regular season, and did so again today, when one of the main topics was the game this week with Washington.

Asked about the Husky defense, Luck said:

“Good. Good team overall. Defensively, their staff’s been there for three or four years now, but it seems like they’re really figuring it out, in synch with what they’re trying to do. They bring a lot of different blitzes. It’s hard to pick up on what they do. They’ve got good athletes in the secondary. They make good plays on the ball. It’ll definitely be the most challenging game so far.”

He was also asked about UW quarterback Keith Price and said:

“I haven’t seen him play that much, especially with Jake there the past couple of years. Athletic. I saw him play a little bit against Cal on TV during our bye week and he makes plays. He does a good job with that. It should be fun. It’s always fun to go against a team with a good offense.”

Asked about what the mood was like when Stanford led WSU just 10-7 at halftime last week, he said:

”I don’t think people were upset (or) they were throwing tantrums, but there was a sense of unfinished business, a little edginess to everyone I would say.”

Asked if there’s a reason why Stanford has seemed to have some close games at halftime that then turn into routs in the second half, he said:

“I’m not sure. It’s different every game, a conglomerate of everything. Different mistakes and a credit to the other teams. Making adjustments at halftime. So, I can’t point to one exact thing, it’s a multitude of things.”

Asked about the fact that the schedule now appears to get tougher for Stanford, he saaid:

“I think it’s understood. I think it’s also understood that the deeper you go into the season in conference play, you’re going to have to improve your game week to week to be successful.”

Finally, asked to assess the season to date, he said:

“We’ve won all our games, so we can’t complain about that. We’ve obviously made mistakes, but that’s the nature of the game. I don’t think guys are satisfied by any means, which is a good sign as well.”

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