PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After coming off another win against FCS powerhouse Montana, the Ducks are looking to keep the momentum going Saturday when they head down to Palo Alto to take on the Stanford Cardinals.
Last year’s match-up between these two proved to be an ESPN classic as the #20 Ducks hosted the Cardinals, who were sitting at number seven in the rankings. The Ducks dominated the first three-quarters of the game, having a two-touchdown lead heading into the fourth quarter; then the meltdown happened.
Poor clock management, a botched snap, and a fumble kept Stanford in the game where they eventually tied the game and forced overtime. The struggles did not stop there for the Ducks as they did not score in overtime and the Cardinals walked out of a hostile Autzen Stadium with a win.
This season, things are much different, the Ducks look to be unstoppable and Justin Herbert is playing like the number one overall draft pick. While Stanford is struggling both offensive and defensive and has been plagued with injuries. The rematch does not have as much at stake as it did a year ago, but whoever wins this can continue conference play with a ton of momentum.