Time and Place: 4:30pm Pacific, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Odds: Oregon opened as 12-point favorites, but that has dropped to 8 points.
Previews: Kalon looks at what the advanced stats say about the game, and the messages are mixed. Sean Larson looks at the Stanford offense, which broke out against OSU last week, but has struggled mightily on the road this year. And I don't think you need any more reason to hate Stanford, but here you go.
While Stanford comes in with a lackluster 5-3 record, no one needs to tell any Duck fans how dangerous the Cardinal are. They bring in the top defense in the country, a defense Oregon has not fared well against in recent years. While Stanford's offense has been quite poor this year, the Oregon defense has had their own issues.
In this game, it's strength against strength, and weakness against weakness. With a healthy Jake Fisher, this has been arguably the best Oregon offense we've ever seen. It's time for them to break out against the tree. If they can move the ball on the ground (as they did in 2011 and 2012), this game won't be close. If they struggle like they have the last couple years, it could be a long night for the Ducks.
But the Ducks have an added advantage this year, Royce Freeman. He brings a physicality to the running back position the Ducks have lacked over the last couple years. He may very well be the difference in the game, and help Mariota and the Ducks break their losing streak to Stanford.
We'll have coverage throughout the day, so keep coming back to ATQ. GO DUCKS!