No. 3 Oregon @ Stanford
Current Records: Oregon 4-0; Stanford 2-2
What to Know
The Oregon Ducks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. The Ducks and the Stanford Cardinal will face off in a Pac-12 battle at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. Oregon should still be feeling good after a big victory, while Stanford will be looking to right the ship.
Oregon was hampered by 95 penalty yards against the Arizona Wildcats last week, but luckily for them that wasn’t the tale of the game. Oregon was the clear victor by a 41-19 margin over Arizona. Oregon QB Anthony Brown was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 206 yards on 21 attempts in addition to picking up 41 yards on the ground. Brown’s 63-yard touchdown toss to WR Jaylon Redd in the first quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the night.
The Ducks’ defense was a force to be reckoned with, as it collected five interceptions. S Bennett Williams picked up that interception and then proceeded to rub salt in the wound by taking it back the other way for a touchdown.
Meanwhile, the Cardinal came up short against the UCLA Bruins last week, falling 35-24. Despite the loss, Stanford got a solid performance out of QB Tanner McKee, who passed for three TDs and 292 yards on 30 attempts. Near the top of the highlight reel was McKee’s 56-yard TD bomb to WR Elijah Higgins in the third quarter.
The Stanford defensive unit accumulated four sacks for a loss of 25 yards. It was a group effort with four guys contributing.
The Ducks are the favorite in this one, with an expected 8-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are 0-3 against the spread when favored.
Oregon’s win brought them up to 4-0 while Stanford’s defeat pulled them down to 2-2. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: Oregon is stumbling into the game with the 212th most passing yards allowed per game in the nation, having given up 286.5 on average. Stanford has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 229th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with nine on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Stanford Stadium — Stanford, California
- TV: ABC
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Ducks are a big 8-point favorite against the Cardinal, according to the latest college football odds.
Stanford and Oregon both have three wins in their last six games.
- Nov 07, 2020 – Oregon 35 vs. Stanford 14
- Sep 21, 2019 – Oregon 21 vs. Stanford 6
- Sep 22, 2018 – Stanford 38 vs. Oregon 31
- Oct 14, 2017 – Stanford 49 vs. Oregon 7
- Nov 12, 2016 – Stanford 52 vs. Oregon 27
- Nov 14, 2015 – Oregon 38 vs. Stanford 36