Stanford and Oregon will try to remain in the race for the Pac-12 North title in a key game for both, Saturday, October 14, in Palo Alto, Calif. The game will kick off at 8 p.m.
The Cardinal are led by the nation’s leading rusher, Bryce Love, who has amassed 1,240 yards in six games and is averaging a ridiculous 206 yards per game, which is more than 100 FBS teams alone this season.
Oregon will look to get back on the winning track after falling 38-10 last week against No. 8 Washington State. It was the Ducks first full game playing without injured star QB Justin Herbert.
Stanford-Oregon football TV channel, time, live stream
Stanford-Oregon will kick off at 8 p.m. PT. The game will air on Fox Sports 1. Find the channel in your area here.
Stanford-Oregon will stream on FoxSports.com or on the FoxSportsGo app on our tablet, with a valid cable subscription.
Stanford-Oregon football odds
Stanford is currently a 10.5-point favorite over Oregon.
Stanford keys to the Oregon game
Protect Keller Chryst
The Ducks lead the nation with 24 sacks through six games. They will no doubt try their best to bottle up Love, possibly adding additional men in the box to limit big plays by Love getting to the second level. If Oregon is successful in this, it will create 3rd down passing situations for Chryst and Co. and the offensive line needs to do a good job of keeping the guys in green and gold off of their quarterback. Oregon has speedy edge rushers and defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt is a master about disguising unique blitz packages. If Chryst can stay upright and keep the chains moving, it will open things up for the rest of the offense.
If it ain’t broke…
Love is no doubt the focal point on the offense, but nothing has changed in this all season. Every Stanford opponent is aware of this, yet to this point no one has been able to stop the Heisman candidate. His “worst” game of the season came last week vs. Utah, where he had 152 yards on 20 carries. He was relatively quiet until busting loose for a 68-yard touchdown run in the second half. The Oregon run defense has been strong all year, allowing more than 100 yards as a team in a game only three times in six games. Only Nebraska’s Tre Bryant (107) has run for more than 100 on the Ducks this year. Still, they haven’t faced anyone nearly as explosive as Love.
Limit big plays
Oregon is the among the nation’s highest scoring offenses and specializes in big plays. Five different Ducks (Royce Freeman, Kani Benoit, Charles Nelson, Johnny Johnson II, and Jacob Breeland) have plays of more than 50 yards this season. They can also score on a variety of plays, from long passes, bubble screens, long runs from Freeman and Benoit and more. It’ll be very important that the Stanford defense, which will be playing the first half without defensive tackle Harrison Phillips and linebacker Peter Kolombayi after both were ejected for targeting last week vs. Utah, keep the speedy Ducks weapons in front of them and have a bend, but don’t break mentality.
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