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Oregon Football

Top Five: Stanford

October 15, 2017

Win, lose or draw we have to identify our top performers from the game. This week it was really hard to identify five worthy performances.

Unlike most weeks, it felt like this week was a total team loss. The Ducks only scored 7 points and the defense gave up 49 points. Neither of which is going to win you ball games. 

But the Ducks still had a few bright spots that deserve to be recrognized.

Here are the top five performers from Saturday night in Palo Alto.

Jordon Scott - Any time you can hold Bryce Love to a season low in yards, something had to go right. Sure Stanford swtiched it up enough to do some damage in the air, and Love got injured. Still, Scott forced the issue and pushed the middle fo the line back at times. Clearly not enough to win the game, but Fat Mac deserves some recrognition.

Troy Dye - He's nearly an automatic lock to make this list each week. But this time is no different with him leading the team in tackles. Dye has become a do-it-all inside linebacker for the Ducks. He makes plays week after week. If there is one person that can't get hurt after Justin Herbert, it's probably Dye.

Royce Freeman - I know it wasn't pretty but Freeman rolled up some big yards in this one. Freeman had 18 carries for 144 yards with a 7.9 yards per rush average. I would consider this the lone bright spot offensively.

Jalen Jelks - Another week another strong night for Jelks. This time he wasn't a sack artist but did create some tackles for a loss with 2.5. Jelks also had 6 total tackles in this contest. It wasn't his best game but this was not Oregon's finest outing either.

Adam Stack - Why not? Who else am I going to list here? Stack had 5 punts for 198 yards with a long of 50. His average on the night was just shy of 40 at 39.6. While it sucks to list a punter, at least he was consistent and wasn't a liability for Oregon. Until Herbert returns they'll be counting on him. 

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