Luck Nails Pro Audition in 3-OT Thriller

Luck Nails Pro Audition in 3-OT Thriller

Perfection, saved.

And add another breathtaking chapter to the expanding catalog of folk-hero exploits by Andrew Luck, Stanford quarterback, future No. 1 overall NFL draft pick -- and still your Heisman Trophy front-runner.

Luck and his Cardinal teammates, Stanford's unbeaten season in peril and its national championship hopes sagging, awakened in the second half and overtime Saturday night to rescue their grandest goals for the season, outlasting USC 56-48 before a roaring throng at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

With ESPN's "College GameDay" crew on hand and ABC's No. 1 broadcasting team delivering to a national TV audience (prime time on the East Coast), Luck overcame his own performance sins while effectively offsetting those committed by a Cardinal defensive unit bereft of answers to USC's speed and athleticism.

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