NCAAF Game Recap - Oregon at Stanford
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(16) Oregon (3-1)

7

7

0

7

21

Stanford (1-3)

3

0

0

3

6

Herbert's 3 TD passes lead No. 16 Oregon past Stanford 21-6
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:48 PM

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) As soon as the final whistle blew, the Oregon players rushed to the corner of the end zone to celebrate with the large contingent of Ducks fans that made the trip to Stanford.

Celebrating victories over the Cardinal, big road wins in conference play and dominating defensive performances hasn't happened often of late for Oregon. That's what made this one so sweet.

Justin Herbert threw two of his three touchdown passes to Jacob Breeland and No. 16 Oregon held a third straight opponent without a touchdown in a 21-6 victory over Stanford on Saturday.

"Physicality has been a big point of emphasis," coach Mario Cristobal said. "When you go on the road, sometimes it's a little bit ugly. But you never want to apologize for winning on the road because it's tough, especially in conference. Identity wise we want to be physical, we want to be tough and we want to finish games."

The Ducks (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12) did all of that to end a three-game losing streak to the Cardinal (1-3, 0-2) and win the conference opener for the first time since 2014.

Oregon had lost 15 of its past 20 games away from Autzen Stadium, part of a stretch when the program fell from a level of dominance to becoming an also-ran.

"That's something we really talked about," Herbert said. "We kind of struggled on the road the past couple of years. This was a great opportunity for us to make our mark."

Herbert finished 19 for 24 for 259 yards. He connected with Jaylon Redd and Breeland on scoring strikes in the first half and put the game away with a 24-yard pass to Breeland that made it 21-3 five plays after K.J. Costello was intercepted by Jevon Holland.

Oregon has gone three straight games without allowing a touchdown, but doing it against Stanford was far more impressive than against Nevada and Montana.

"We weren't going to allow them to come in and bully us," cornerback Thomas Graham Jr. said. "Each game we want to come in and dominate a team in every way possible."

Costello completed 16 of 30 passes for 120 yards with an interception, while playing with a banged-up thumb. Stanford has lost three games in a row for the first time since 2008.

"I'm not going to hit the panic button," coach David Shaw said. "I don't have a panic button. There's no panic button. There is focusing on what we need to focus on, make sure we have guys in position to do their jobs, make sure we have the right guys in there to do those jobs."

Stanford started the game well, holding the ball for more than six minutes before settling for a field goal on the opening drive. But two straight three-and-outs and two more drives that failed to get inside the Oregon 40 followed and Oregon's big-play offense led by Herbert took control.

A two-play, 55-yard drive gave the Ducks the lead when Herbert found Redd alone in the middle of the field for a 36-yard catch and run. The Ducks added a 10-play drive in the second quarter that featured two conversions on third and long and a perfectly executed back-shoulder throw to Breeland for a 16-yard TD that made it 14-3.

THE TAKEAWAY

Oregon: The Ducks ended a four-game losing streak in Pac-12 openers with the last win coming in 2014 when Marcus Mariota led the team to the playoff. Doing it on the road was even more meaningful considering the struggles in recent years. The Ducks will need to be a strong road team if they want to contend in the Pac-12 North, especially with upcoming trips to No. 22 Washington, No. 24 Arizona State and Southern California.

Stanford: The Cardinal are off to their worst start since coach Jim Harbaugh's first season on The Farm in 2007. Since then Stanford has been one of the most consistent programs on the West Coast. But the ingredients that led to that success - a dominant offensive line and strong defense - have been lacking of late and the offense lacks the playmakers to make up for those deficiencies. The Cardinal have scored two offensive TDs in their past 10 quarters.

HIDDEN YARDAGE

Oregon punter Blake Maimone played a big part in the win, averaging 45.7 yards per kick and pinning the Cardinal inside the 15-yard line on five possessions.

UP NEXT

Oregon: Host No. 23 California on Oct. 5.

Stanford: Visit Oregon State next Saturday

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Passing

Oreg Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Herbert 24 19 79.2 3 259 36 0 151.2
Stan Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Costello 30 16 53.3 0 120 25 1 49.3

Rushing

Oreg Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Verdell 24 82 3.4 11 0
T. Dye 1 1 1.0 1 0
Stan Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Scarlett 19 97 5.1 23 0
A. Jones 3 20 6.7 11 0

Receiving

Oreg Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Breeland 5 78 15.6 24 2
J. Redd 3 54 18.0 36 1
Stan Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Wilson 5 61 12.2 25 0
O. St. Brown 3 28 9.3 13 0

Fumbles

Oreg F FL
J. Herbert 1 0

Returning

Oreg KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Dye 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
J. Holland 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Stan KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Wilson 0 - 0 0 2 4.5 0 6
C. Wedington 2 32.0 0 40 0 - 0 0

Punting

Oreg Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Maimone 6 274 45.7 57
Stan Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Sanborn 6 256 42.7 57

Takeaways

Oreg Int Yds InTD
J. Holland 1 3 0

Team Stats Comparison

Oreg Stan
Points For 21 6
Total Yards 320 234
Rushing Yards 61 114
Passing Yards 259 120
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/24 16/30
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 0/0
First Downs 17 13
Penalties - Yards 2/30 6/45
Time Of Possession 39:39 21:21
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/12 5/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 6/46 6/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Oreg Stan
Stan 6:17 FG Jet Toner 32 yd FG 0 3
Oreg 10:47 TD Jaylon Redd 36 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 7 3
2nd Quarter Oreg Stan
Oreg 9:02 TD Jacob Breeland 16 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 14 3
3rd Quarter Oreg Stan
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter Oreg Stan
Oreg 4:20 TD Jacob Breeland 24 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 21 3
Stan 7:28 FG Jet Toner 38 yd FG 21 6

Game Information

Stadium: Stanford Stadium, Stanford, California
Attendance: 39,249
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