Stanford can’t reconstruct regulation to kick Oregon

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Call it a blue imitation or a regulation for success, whatever it was Stanford had found a approach to delayed down Oregon a past dual seasons as no other group to face a Ducks.

Without a energy using to control a time and incompetent to brag a Oregon offense adult front, a Cardinal finished adult like so many other teams to come to Autzen Stadium — left in a dirt by a Ducks.

Marcus Mariota threw for 258 yards and dual touchdowns and ran for dual some-more scores in fifth-ranked Oregon’s 45-16 feat Saturday night.

Thomas Tyner returned from an damage to run for dual touchdowns to assistance a Ducks (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP) snap a two-game losing strain to a Cardinal.

Consecutive victories opposite a Ducks had paved a approach for uninterrupted Pac-12 titles for a Cardinal (5-4, 3-3). Their chances of a third loyal are left now.

“We ran into a hum saw today,” Stanford manager David Shaw.

In a prior dual games opposite Oregon, Stanford had authorised a sum of 34 points. The Ducks had 24 during a half Saturday.

Stanford’s vigourous invulnerability had not authorised an competition some-more than 30 points in a fibre of 31 games, a longest strain in a nation. The Cardinal (5-4, 3-3) had authorised usually 4 sum rushing touchdowns by a season’s initial 8 games; Oregon finished with four.

“We usually couldn’t get that movement changed, get that stop that we indispensable to get,” linebacker Blake Martinez said.

Stanford’s offense hasn’t packaged a same punch this season, so it has shifted to a some-more widespread out style, relying on Kevin Hogan’s arm and legs. The Cardinal changed a round good during times, though as has been a box many of a deteriorate expostulate stalled in and territory.

They get touchdowns and we get margin goals, it becomes a flattering elementary diversion of math,” Shaw said. “You can’t keep up. For us, we had opportunities we usually didn’t modify down in a red section on third down.”

Hogan threw for 237 yards and was Stanford’s heading rusher with 42 yards, though he was intercepted low in Ducks’ domain in a third entertain and mislaid a fail while scrambling early in a fourth entertain when a Cardinal were down 31-16. Mariota fast converted that turnover into a 7-yard touchdown run and that was flattering most it for a Cardinal.

All of Stanford’s waste have come to teams that were ranked during a time.

The Cardinal invulnerability had authorised opponents an normal of usually 250.6 yards a game. Opponents were usually averaging 12.5 points. Playing but starting reserve Zach Hoffpauir, Stanford authorised 525 yards in sum offense.

The Ducks well marched down a margin on their initial series, scoring on Mariota’s 6-yard scoring pass to loyal beginner Charles Nelson. Stanford narrowed it on a opening possession with Jordan Williamson’s 47-yard margin goal.

Mariota calculated a handoff and instead ran inexperienced for 22 yards into a finish section to give a Ducks a 14-3 lead. Stanford countered with Williamson’s 43-yard margin goal.

Tyner muscled his approach into a finish section for a 1-yard scoring run to put a Ducks adult 21-6.

After Aidan Schneider kicked a 40-yard margin idea for a Ducks, Stanford’s Patrick Skov got into a finish section on a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 24-13 during halftime.

Stanford was pushing early in a third entertain when Erick Dargan intercepted Kevin Hogan’s pass during a 1. Stanford’s Alex Carter intercepted Mariota’s was on Oregon’s indirect array and a Cardinal went on to measure on Williamson’s 25-yard margin idea to slight it to 24-16.

In 2012, Oregon was ranked No. 1 when a 14th-ranked Cardinal came to Autzen and repelled a Ducks 17-14 on Williamson’s 37-yard margin idea in overtime.

Last season, a stakes were high on both sides, when a No. 5 Cardinal piled adult a 26-0 lead after 3 buliding afterwards hold off a demoniac fourth-quarter convene by a No. 3 Ducks to shun with a 26-20 victory. It was after suggested that Mariota was personification injured, and Oregon would go on to dump another diversion to Arizona and skip out on a BCS play for a initial time in 4 seasons.

With Mariota 100 percent this time, Stanford couldn’t come adult with a right combination.

“I told Marcus after a diversion that he’s usually phenomenal,” Shaw said. “You put vigour on him and he doesn’t feel it. He escapes a pocket, throws a round down a field. He’s special.”


AP Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson contributed to this report.(backslash)

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