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Wednesday roundtable: Discussing the defense’s performance in Eugene

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 2 days ago
Before last week’s loss to Oregon, Stanford’s defense had held opponents to fewer than 30 points in 31 straight games — tops in the nation. Additionally, the Cardinal had limited the Ducks to a combined 34 points in their past two meetings. Last Saturday, Oregon routed Stanford to the tune of 45 points, the most the Cardinal had allowed since surrendering 48 to Arizona in October 2012. We asked...

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 10 in the Pac-12

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 days ago
Athlon Sports brings the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from around the weekend of Pac-12 football action: 68: Brett Hundley career TD passesUp by just three points late in the third quarter, Brett Hundley found Jordan Payton streaking down the sideline for a 70-yard touchdown that put the game on ice for UCLA. It was Hundley’s 68th career touchdown pass, tying...

Fleener and Luck take over prime time

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 days ago
Under the bright lights of prime time, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck ’12 delivered another record-setting performance, earning his first win on Monday Night Football and continuing his ascent to the pinnacle of the sport. With a 25-for-46, 354-yard performance, Luck led his Colts to a 40-24 rout of the New York Giants on the road, extending his franchise record of seven straight 300...

By the numbers: Ducks in flight

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 days ago
Though the saying goes, “It never rains at Autzen Stadium,” Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota and Oregon’s offense rained points upon Stanford’s vaunted defense on Saturday. This year’s rivalry game was touted as being no different from previous years, as two of the best units in the country were pitted against each other: the Ducks’ fifth-ranked scoring offense (45.5 points per game) against the...

Chen: Tough loss does not diminish previous seasons

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 days ago
On Saturday night, Oregon breezed though its Stanford problem set, made a solution key and then posted it for everyone in college football to see. All in a matter of minutes. Was there any doubt that annihilation was inevitable? Was the first drive of the game convincing enough, or did it take until the third quarter for Cardinal fans to realize that the Ducks were just flat-out better? The...

Instant Replay: Anatomy of a beatdown

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 3 days ago
Stanford got humiliated on Saturday night against the Oregon Ducks. This wasn’t exactly the Stanford of old – after all, against Arizona State the Cardinal had lost by two scores for the first time since 2011 – but nobody was expecting the Cardinal to lose 42-16, either; the Vegas spread only favored Oregon by about nine points, and the final score made The Daily’s predictors look silly (...

Recap: Oregon vs. Stanford

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 5 days ago
Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcus Mariota wasn't about to let Stanford end Oregon's hopes for a national championship again.Or a Pac-12 title either.Mariota threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for two more as the fifth- ranked Ducks routed Stanford 45-16 on Saturday night.The Ducks were 10-0 before suffering a 17-14 overtime home loss to the Cardinal in 2012 and ripped off eight...

Ducks unleash two years of frustration in 45-16 rout

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 5 days ago
In 2012 and 2013, Stanford’s defense was the epitome of the proverbial immovable object that proved a worthy answer to Oregon’s unstoppable force of an offense. But on Saturday at Autzen Stadium, for the first time in three seasons, there was just no answer to the unstoppable force and not even the nation’s best defense could stop Marcus Mariota and his quest for the Heisman Trophy as the Ducks...

Football live blog: Stanford vs. No. 5 Oregon

By Evan Buhler, 6 months 5 days ago
Welcome to The Daily’s live blog of Saturday’s critical Pac-12 North matchup between Stanford (5-3, 3-2 Pac-12) and No. 5 Oregon (7-1, 4-1). The Cardinal will visit Oregon’s vaunted Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon to kick off the next installment of one of college football’s most storied series in recent memory. With Oregon and Stanford ranked one and two in the Pac-12 North...

Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal Game Preview and Prediction

By Steven Lassan, 6 months 6 days ago
The annual meeting between Stanford and Oregon has played a key role in shaping the Pac-12 championship in recent seasons. Over the last four years, the winner of the Stanford-Oregon matchup won the conference title.   And barring a significant change of events in November, this game will significantly shape the conference title once again. Stanford is 3-2 in conference play and has to...