Winning streak continues for Stanford Cardinal

Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck (12) kneels on the field with teammates as injured Stanford receiver Chris Owusu is tended to during the first half of their NCAA college football game against Oregon State Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in Corvallis, Ore. Owusu was taken off the field in an ambulance. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

November 5, 2011 7:08:16 PM PDT
Andrew Luck shook off the rain and the chill to throw for 206 yards and three touchdowns in No. 4 Stanford's 38-13 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.

The victory was costly for the Cardinal, who lost senior receiver Chris Owusu to a concussion in the second quarter after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Beavers cornerback Jordan Poyer. Owusu was taken from the field by ambulance.

Stanford (9-0, 7-0 Pac-12) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games. The Cardinal have not opened 9-0 since 1952.

Redshirt freshman Sean Mannion threw for 252 yards and a touchdown for Oregon State (2-7, 2-4), which is guaranteed a losing season with the defeat. The Beavers' only wins have come against Arizona and Washington State.