The Oregon Ducks have the path clear to the BCS championship game, if they don’t blow it in the last games of the season; the Ducks will have what could be a trap game against the Stanford Cardinal, this Saturday 8 PM ET at Autzen Stadium.
“That’s what’s so good about this team,” said Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff. “We don’t pay attention to the rankings and what’s around us. We just play Oregon football”.
“We’re about the end results,” coach Chip Kelly said. “I don’t care if we run it, I don’t care if we throw it. If you’re gonna let us throw it for 377 yards and six touchdowns, we’ll take that every week.”
“I think it’ll be a huge challenge offensively getting matched up against what will be the best defense we’ve faced so far,” Kelly said.
Stanford might not the be the offensive powerhouse Oregon is, but their defense can keep them in the game as they allowed 17.2 points per game, 12th best in the nation.
“They have great athletes, they have a great scheme in all three phases, they know how to adjust those schemes based on what you’re doing, which to me is the biggest key,” Stanford coach David Shaw said. “You don’t see them stopped for long. If you’re doing something well that can hold them down, they’re going to make a tweak and make you pay for it”.
Stanford is 20.5 point underdogs on Saturday; keep in mind over the past two seasons, the Ducks have run 690 yards over the Cardinal.