The best game of the College Football week 11 will be play at Stanford Stadium, when the Stanford Cardinal host the Oregon Ducks in a high stakes Pac-12 matchup, this Thursday at 9 PM ET.
The Cardinal beat Oregon last season and prevented them from playing in the national Championship game against Alabama; the Ducks know it’s payback time.
“If our guys use last year as a motivational factor to practice harder … we’ll take it,” coach Mark Helfrich told Oregon’s official website. “Any external motivation that was used to prepare, great.”
Stanford will try to stop Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in order to win; he has thrown 20 TDs and no interceptions this season.
“I thought last year he was the best quarterback in the nation, and I feel the same way this year,” Stanford David Shaw said. “I don’t care about stats. Stats don’t mean anything. You watch the film, you see a kid that makes every throw. Every throw is accurate. Twenty touchdowns and no interceptions? Every ball is perfect, every ball is in stride, every ball there’s no wobble on it. Everything’s pretty.
Stanford is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Oregon, and 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games when playing at home against the Ducks. Also, consider the total has gone OVER in 5 of Stanford’s last 6 games when playing at home against Oregon.
The betting odds for this highly anticipated game have the Ducks as 10 point favorites despite playing on the road.