Oregon will play its final home game of the regular season, hosting Stanford on Saturday, Nov. 12. Kickoff from Autzen Stadium is set for 1 p.m. PT.
Here’s everything you need to know about today’s football action:
Week 10 — Oregon Ducks (3-6, 1-5 Pac-12) vs. Stanford Cardinal (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12)
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 1:07 p.m. PT
Place: Autzen Stadium (Eugene, Ore.)
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: 590AM (Eugene); 750AM/102.9FM (Portland)
Online Radio: Oregon IMG Sports Network
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Odds: Oregon (+3)
Kickoff Weather: Cloudy, 59°
At A Glance
- Oregon Ducks (3-6, 1-5 Pac-12) — The Ducks are fighting for their postseason, as they need to win out just to become bowl-eligible… Oregon has dropped six of the past seven games, most recently falling at USC on Saturday, 45-20. The Trojans scored the first 17 point before Charles Nelson put the Ducks on the board with a 25-foot rushing TD with 15 seconds remaining in the first frame… Oregon has scored at least 20 points in 39 straight games, the longest streak in the country. Oklahoma State is second with 24… Oregon is only ahead of Cal in scoring defense, allowing 42.6 points per game, but Stanford is last in the conference in scoring offense, putting up 19.9 points per game.
- Stanford Cardinal (6-3, 4-3 Pac-12) — Like Oregon, Stanford started the season shaky — remember those back-to-back blowouts at the hands of Washington and Washington State? The Cardinal has since come around, having won three of its past four, most recently topping Oregon State on Saturday, 26-15. Running back Christian McCaffrey ran the show, rushing for 199 yards and a TD… The Cardinal has put forth a balanced effort, averaging 175 yards on the ground and 143 yards through the air… Stanford’s stingy defense has held opponents to 15 points or fewer seven times this season.
- The Ducks are 32-46-1 against the Cardinal all-time, dating back to their first meeting in 1900. Oregon has won 11 of the past 14 meetings and six of the past seven at home. Most recently, the Ducks edged the Cardinal 38-36 in California.
In Their Words
Below, you’ll find interviews from Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and quarterback Justin Herbert, as well as a game preview from Andy McNamara and Rob Moseley of GoDucks.com.
“I think he’s gone back to what they originally envisioned with him, kind of the mixing of run and pass,” coach Mark Helfrich said of Stanford QB Keller Chryst. “He’s done a great job of managing the run game, checking things at the line of scrimmage and just being more involved in the true, predetermined quarterback run, and also their version of quarterback read game. Offensively, they’ve just been more diverse in terms of involving those guys in wildcat packages and then all their various offensive lineman sets.”
“They’re very athletic, smart, and they’re going to do a good job of covering our guys,” quarterback Justin Herbert said of Stanford’s defense. “We need to prepare ourselves for every situation.”
“Their records might be a little bit different (than in years past), but the way that these two teams play, or attempt to play, really hasn’t changed,” said Andy McNamara of GoDucks.com. “Oregon still with the uptempo offense. Stanford is still going to grind it out… (QB Keller Chryst) is relatively new to the offense. He’s revitalized things, but he’s definitely a guy that’s going to run the ball quite a bit, isn’t going to throw as much, but I would expect to see Stanford’s ogre formation against Oregon where they just line up what appears to be 25 offensive lineman and they just gradually move the pile three yards at a time.”