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The Oregon Ducks will be playing 60 minutes on Saturday, but they’re expected to have things wrapped up well before that. Oregon and the Stanford Cardinal will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 11 p.m. ET at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks know how to get points on the board — the team has finished with flashy point totals in its past three matchups — so hopefully Stanford likes a good challenge.
Last week, Oregon turned the game against the Washington State Cougars into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 625 yards to 416. Oregon skirted past Washington State 44-41. Oregon QB Bo Nix was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 428 yards on 44 attempts in addition to picking up 30 yards on the ground. That was the first 300+ yard effort for Nix this season.
Special teams collected 12 points for the Ducks. K Camden Lewis delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
Meanwhile, the matchup between the Cardinal and the Washington Huskies last week was not a total blowout, but with Stanford falling 40-22 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Stanford was down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for them was the play of WR Michael Wilson, who caught six passes for two TDs and 176 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Wilson’s 78-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter.
Oregon is now 3-1 while Stanford sits at 1-2. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Oregon ranks 17th in the nation when it comes to rushing yards allowed per game, with only 86.5 on average. As for the Cardinal, they come into the game boasting the 29th fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation at three. Looks like the running backs might have a tough go of it.
Another one in the 𝐖𝐈𝐍 column at Autzen Stadium.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/4ygO5sUnsB
No. 13 Oregon improves to 4-1 overall, 2-0 in Pac-12 play with a 45-27 win over Stanford.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/W0PFy0pVU3
🌲 @StanfordFball adds on another late TD thanks to freshman Mudia Reuben pic.twitter.com/KjFC4m6XzX
Karty with a DIME from 53 yards 🎯@StanfordFball pic.twitter.com/Vh5Gk3rQLF
DJ Johnson puts an end to that Stanford drive.
📱 https://t.co/PGiStKebvZ#GoDucks | @ThuhGod pic.twitter.com/xUArpU9Kj7
🗣️ GIMME THAT.
📺: @FS1 @tsinclair_ | #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/MEN0ClmofW
Turnover on downs, and the offense will take over at the Stanford 41-yard line.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/kijA6YUXII
Sean Dollars caps a seven-play drive with a two-yard TD run.
ORE 45, STAN 17 (Q4 | 14:31)
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📺: @FS1 #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/bYPCb8REej
That didn’t take long.@BoNix10 with the immediate answer!
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Frames from the first half.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/lPnubiRFfD
It’s halftime at Autzen. #GoDucks pic.twitter.com/UcnePkFYAS
Tack on one more before halftime!#GoDucks | @JordanJames24 pic.twitter.com/W87z3IiUUP
24-3, Ducks!@BoNix10 takes it himself for the score after @bennettw04 and @B1essah combine to get the ball back to the offense.
Franklin hauls in a 10-yard reception from Nix.
On third-and-five, Bo keeps it and picks up 35 yards for the first down.
📱 https://t.co/PGiStKebvZ#GoDucks | @BoNix10 pic.twitter.com/kH7hygXJkA
👏 @StanfordFball gets on the board with a field goal! pic.twitter.com/FRzQVdq8Js
.@JoshuaKarty boots it through 🙌
After 1️⃣ in Eugene.#GoDucks pic.twitter.com/hx3B131bZ7
Chase Cota takes the short pass from Bo Nix and 49 yards later…
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