LIVE UPDATES: No. 13 Oregon vs. Stanford – Sports Illustrated

  • October 2, 2022

It's a Pac-12 after dark matchup this evening as the No. 13 Oregon Ducks host the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium.
The Ducks are 3-1 headed into this game and are flying high after their 44-41 comeback win over Washington State on the Palouse last week. 
Bo Nix has been playing some great football and with an imposing run game, the offense is humming. An elite offensive line and Nix's strong connection with Troy Franklin and the wide receivers have laid the foundation for big plays nearly ever time he drops back to pass.
The defense had some concerning moments against the Cougars, particularly with the return of missed tackles, but they've continued to improve in their pass rush and forcing turnovers. Their next big test will be against a Stanford offense that has some of the best wide receivers they'll face this year.
What: No. 13 Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal
When: Saturday October 1, 2022 8:10 p.m. PT
Where: Autzen Stadium (Eugene, OR)
TV: FS1
Broadcast crew: Alex Faust (Play-by-play) and Petros Papadakis (Analyst)
Stream: FuboTV (start a FREE TRIAL by clicking HERE)
Radio: Oregon Sports Network | Local: KUJZ-FM 95.3 (Eugene) | KFXX-AM 1080 (Portland) | Sirius: 133 | XM: 197
Radio crew: Jerry Allen (Play-by-play) | Mike Jorgensen (Analyst) } Joey McMurry (Sideline reporter) | Terry Jonz (Pre-game show)
0:00: Pac-12 After Dark comes to a close in Autzen Stadium with a few rushes from James. Oregon wins 45-27.
1:03: Back-up QB Patu continues to have success, as he connects with his receiver in the end zone after a strong drive down the field. Mudia Reuben catches an 18-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 45-27.
2:56: Thompson simply cannot get in rhythm with the Oregon offense. Another third down incompletion means another three-and-out and punt.
4:22: Stanford puts in back-up QB Ari Patu for the first time, and is able to march to Oregon's side of the field. Karty kicks a 53-yard field goal. Oregon leads 45-20.
7:39: A new drive for Thompson yields the same unfortunate result for the Oregon offense. Thompson's incomplete third down pass means four-and-out for the Ducks.
9:10: The Stanford offense goes four-and-out once again. The Ducks got two tackles for loss in a row, first from cornerback Jahlil Florence then a sack from DJ Johnson. Ty Thompson will get another chance with the offense.
11:01: Oregon's back-up quarterback Ty Thompson came in to run the Oregon offense, but wouldn't stay on the field long. After a roughing the passer penalty saved the drive, Thompson threw a pick to Stanford's Tristan Sinclair
12:45: After picking up a first down, the Stanford offense stalled around midfield. But back-to-back pass breakups by the Oregon defense make it a turnover on downs for Stanford. Oregon's next offensive drive starts on Stanford's 46 yard line.
14:31: Two plays later, the Ducks are able to punch it in with running back Sean Dollars, giving Dollars his first touchdown in his Oregon career. Dollars runs for a 2-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 45-17.
0:00: The Oregon offense will start the fourth quarter with great field position. Franklin started the drive with a beautiful back-shoulder snag for 28 yards, then Whittington's first down rush ended the third quarter with the Ducks on Stanford's 6 yard line. 
The Ducks defeated the Cardinal 45-27 at home in week 5.
The Ducks moved to 5-1 after a dominant win at home in Eugene.
The sophomore wideout continues to put on a show for the Ducks.
2:12: The offenses have dominated the third quarter. Filkins got the Stanford drive going again with a first down rush. Then, immediately after another big tackle from Dorlus, Stanford QB Tanner McKee fires a laser into his receiver's hands for their second-straight scoring drive. Elijah Higgins catches a 28-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 38-17.
4:46: Welcome to the Bo show! On a passing play with nobody open, Nix calls his own number to the tune of an 80-yard scramble and score. Nix runs for an 80-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 38-10.
5:01: The Cardinal offense would be the first to show up in the second half, ripping off a 75-yard touchdown drive. Running back Casey Filkins took a short pass to the house from 42 yards out, and the call was confirmed after a lengthy review. Filkins scores on a 42-yard catch-and-run. Oregon leads 31-10.
7:47: One first down from running back Noah Whittington is all the Ducks can muster on their second offensive drive of the second half. A couple of incomplete passes from Nix means the Ducks punt twice to kick off the third quarter.
10:07: The Oregon pass rush stepped up yet again to stop the Stanford offense in its tracks. Dorlus got through for his second sack of the night, then Sewell came through unblocked to force an incomplete pass on the next play. Both offenses punt to start the second half.
13:00: A few more impressive runs for Irving are wasted. Nix nearly has a deep ball picked off, and is then sacked on the very next play. Oregon forced to punt to start the third quarter.
0:00: Oregon's promising offensive drive is derailed after a scuffle after the play. Seven McGee was ejected for fighting in the aftermath. But the Ducks used a 20-yard run from Sean Dollars to set up another touchdown just before halftime. Jordan James runs for a 1-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 31-3. 
2:35: The Ducks are really starting to roll now. The latest Stanford drive lasted just 12 seconds long, as Gonzalez broke up back-to-back pass attempts to Stanford receiver Michael Wilson. The Ducks start on their own 32-yard line after the punt.
3:59: One play after that came a Nix keeper. Nix rolled out to the left, hit a pump fake move to lose his defender, and side-stepped for six more points. Nix runs for a 4-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 24-3.
4:07: On the very first play from scrimmage after Oregon's score, Williams knocked into the Stanford receiver to force a fumble, which was then picked up by Noah Sewell and brought to Stanford's 4-yard line.
4:22: Despite a few more penalties to get in their way, the Ducks playmakers stepped up on this drive. Nix started it with a 35-yard scramble. Then, a few plays later, Nix rolled to his right to connect with Franklin on a beautiful toe-tap grab in the end zone. Franklin catches a 10-yard touchdown. Oregon leads 17-3.
7:37: The Stanford offense had their best drive of the day to get on the board. The Cardinal went 76 yards down the field before being stuffed in the red zone by the Oregon defensive line. Stanford kicker Joshua Karty connected on a 23-yard field goal. Oregon leads 10-3.
12:19: The Oregon offense is having a hard time getting out of their own way, with a total of five penalties charged against them. Nix was able to find Troy Franklin for a short gain, but it wasn't enough. A strong 52-yard punt from Ross James means Stanford starts with poor field position.
13:37: Another Stanford offensive drive, and another forced four-and-out for the Oregon defense. Linebacker Jeffrey Bassa blew up a run play before defensive back Bennett Williams broke up a pass on third down. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Oregon has them start off at their own 25-yard line.
0:00: The Ducks broke into the end zone after just two plays on their third offensive drive. Wide receiver Chase Cota took a screen pass all the way for a 49-yard touchdown. Ducks lead 10-0 to end the first quarter.
0:16: Oregon was able to force their second four-and-out in three drives thanks to three straight run stops, including stuffing Stanford's QB sneak on 3rd down and 1. The Ducks set up shop on offense on their own 40-yard line.
2:25: It was another promising start to Oregon's offensive drive thanks to more strong running by Bucky Irving. Irving amassed 78 yards on six rushes, but more offensive line penalties halted the Ducks, and forced an abnormal punt from Bo Nix that rolled to the Stanford 10-yard line. 
5:18: The Stanford offense picked up their first couple first downs of the day, but the Oregon defense still didn't let them past midfield. Another sack from Dorlus and a trick-play break-up by Christian Gonzalez forced the second Stanford punt in two drives.
12:00: The Oregon offense looked like they opened the scoring with a 21-yard catch-and-run from Troy Franklin, but a few penalties on the offensive line had the Ducks moving backwards. Camden Lewis hits a 38-yard field goal, Oregon leads 3-0.
13:51: Ducks linebacker Justin Flowe was not on the field for the first drive of the game, but the Ducks' defense still got it done. Do-it-all defensive lineman Brandon Dorlus picked up a sack on second down on the way to Stanford going four-and-out. The Oregon offense will start at their own 34-yard line.
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