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SD Predictions: Oregon vs Stanford

September 20, 2019

It’s the day before the day. So that means there’s nothing left to talk about other than the actual game. 

I know Oregon fans are chomping at the bit for this one. As are the players. Oregon lost in tragic fashion to Stanford a year ago and it has haunted them ever since.

Mario Cristobal and crew are hoping to avenge that loss and move forward into a wide open Pac-12 conference. That begins Saturday in Palo Alto.

Here are our predictions for the big matchup.


Jacob Archer

Stanford comes into this game with both sides of the ball struggling and dealing with injuries. Oregon is also dealing with a few injuries but has good depth in the positions to not see a massive drop off. The key for me this game is the injuries Stanford is dealing with on the offensive line. I think it'll be too much for the Cardinals offensive to overcome, and the Oregon defensive line will rack up sacks and quarterback hurries. I also think our run game will start slow, but by the middle of the third quarter the offense will be rolling. This game will be close at halftime, but Oregon will run away with it in the second half.

Oregon 41, Stanford 17

James Duty

Oregon has circled this game on the calendar for 364 days. The seniors and juniors are amped and ready to show out. Oregon is the more talented team, plays with more physicality and has the better offensive AND defensive lines. As I go through position groups, Oregon has the edge in every one except for maybe tight end -- although Jake Breeland has been more productive than Colby Parkinson. Oregon big.

Oregon 42, Stanford 17

Max Torres

The Ducks wrapped up their nonconference slate and are head to Palo Alto to kick off Pac-12 play. The normally intimidating Stanford match-up could play out much differently this year. I was in Eugene last year for this game and watched Oregon crumble right in front of my eyes. However, UCF absolutely eviscerated this Cardinal team last week; combined with a similar curb-stomping by USC,  it let the country know this isn't the Stanford team to which we've grown accustomed. They lost playmakers Bryce Love and JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and top offensive lineman Walker Little is out for the year. KJ Costello isn't a bad quarterback, but this Cardinal team is vulnerable. I still have some worries about Oregon on the road, but I think Justin Herbert looks great. The receivers have stepped up when called upon, and this defense has proven it is the real deal. I see the Ducks getting redemption and winning at Stanford for the first time since 2015.

Oregon 35, Stanford 21



I want to pick Oregon in a blowout, I really do.  But my trepidation about Oregon’s road performance is going to prevent that until I see them play well and win on the road.  After all, the Ducks are 4-12 in true road games the past 3 seasons.

But I think Oregon begins to turn its road woes around starting with this hard-fought win over Stanford.  The Cardinal will play Oregon close for most of the game with the Ducks putting the game away late on a Herbert to Addison TD.

Oregon, 31, Stanford 20

Jonathan Charles

Oregon is looking for revenge because it frittered away a big lead last year at home. These Ducks are more talented and far more experienced than last year's team and will be looking to take control of the North. Oregon should build a comfortable lead by halftime, judging from the way Stanford has looked the last two weeks. Oregon will win by a score of

Oregon 48, Stanford 20

Chris McCulley

Time to exorcise the demons from last season gut wrenching loss. CJ Verdell has a big day, rushing for 120 yards and 2 TD’s. The Ducks D is stingy, harassing Cardinal QB KJ Costello all day long, Ducks roll the Tree, 31-10 on the Farm.

Oregon 31, Stanford 10


If you are reading this by now, you are ready for Oregon to win big. As you’ll recall, I was the only one to pick Auburn over Oregon in the opener. Not a pat on the back by any means, but I tend to be the contrarian of the group at times.

I will not be today.

I think Oregon is going to pound Stanford into submission for a massive, massive statement win. Not to prove a point other than just to show themselves what kind of football team they really are. Auburn was good but I don’t think Oregon was at its best. The defense has grown the past two weeks and I think the receivers are more confident given their successes. 

The team and coaches know that this really is step one of getting on the track they want to be on the rest of the season. It starts Saturday and I think Oregon makes a statement win in Palo Alto. 

Oregon 38, Stanford 13

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