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Ducks offense vs Stanford defense

Stanford has an elite rush defense, ranking first in the FBS with just 58.8 yards allowed per game. Even with Oregon's 325.1 rushing yards per game, they can't expect to blow through the Cardinal line. Barner and Thomas should be able to get some yards but not as much as they may be used to. They will need to rely on Marcus Mariota to have another Heisman like game as he had last week against Cal with 377 yards and 6 touchdowns which he can easily do against Stanford's 85th ranked passing defense since he did so against USC's 17th ranked passing defense.

Mariota won't be the only "superhero" on the field. Expect a good game form De'Anthony Thomas who has 12 touchdowns and 1,301 All-Purpose yards. Thomas won't need to run the ball to get it down field. He can get the ducks into good field position on returns and with catches in open field and use his speed to move the ball. Also watch for Thomas to be making some plays at cornerback which rumors are floating around he will get some reps at the position.

Lastly there is Chip Kelly. Let's be honest the man is a complete master at destroying opposing defenses plans to stop the Ducks high power offense. As you saw last week the ducks struggled to get things going in the first half, but when they came out in the second Kelly made the necessary adjustments to put up the numbers they do every week. Ducks fans shouldn't be worried, Chip will find a way to get the ducks one game closer to the National Championship.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or the Addicted To Quack Moderators. FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable Oregon fans.

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