There is not a misprint in the headlines.
The Stanford Cardinal dominated the Oregon Ducks 52-27 behind their most impressive offensive display since the Rose Bowl victory on New Year’s Day.
The Cardinal gained 540 yards of total offense, and just ran up and down the field on the Ducks on Senior Day in Autzen Stadium.
Cardinal QB Keller Chryst had his best game under center for the Cardinal as he went 19-26 for 258 yards and 3TDs. Chryst was confident and made all the right plays on Saturday afternoon en route to the big victory.
The Cardinal run game was superior, and just carved up the Ducks like Swiss cheese as Christian McCaffrey, Bryce Love, and Cameron Scarlett ran for over 282 yards on the ground with McCaffrey scoring 3 TDs, and Scarlett getting his 1st TD.
The Cardinal defense made the big plays when necessary as well as LB Joey Alfieri returned to his old stomping grounds in the Pacific Northwest and made two big interceptions that changed the tide of the game.
Oregon just could not make the plays when it was necessary, and made several mistakes that cost them in the end. Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich had no answer for the Cardinal today, and the Ducks (3-7) will miss the postseason for the first time since the 2004 season.
Stanford improves its record to 7-3 and received a huge confidence boost heading into the Big Game at Berkeley next week.