Stanford beats ASU 33-14 to boost bowl chances

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STANFORD, Calif. -- Andrew Luck threw for 236 yards, Toby Gerhart ran for 125 yards and a touchdown and Stanford greatly boosted its bowl hopes with a 33-14 victory over Arizona State on Saturday night.

The Cardinal (5-3, 4-2 Pac-10) used a balanced attack to match their 2008 win total and end a three-game losing streak in the series in which they had been outscored 120-23 by the Sun Devils (4-3, 2-2), including 41-3 here in 2007.

Freshman Jamal-Rashad Patterson scored on a 22-yard reverse, Stepfan Taylor ran 33 yards for a TD and Owen Marecic had a 2-yard scoring run.

Stanford is trying to earn the school's first bowl berth since 2001 in coach Jim Harbaugh's third season.

Arizona State center Thomas Altieri suffered a right leg injury late and was assisted as he limped off the field with 1:57 left.

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