The No. 4 Stanford Cardinal are hoping to remain undefeated and keep their National Championship Game hopes alive as the host the No. 7 Oregon Ducks. In the early minutes of the second quarter, the Cardinal are trailing by a score of 8-6.
The early story in the first quarter was the strong defense of both teams, which may be good news for Stanford. Thus far, they have held the extremely dangerous ground game of Oregon to negative yardage. The real blow to Stanford in the first quarter came on an Andrew Luck interception that was caught by Dewitt Stuckey and returned 30 yards to put the Ducks at the edge of the red zone. A touchdown pass and a two-point conversion later, and the Ducks were on top by a score of 8-0.
Luck managed to recover and lead the Cardinal on a drive of 13 plays for 78 yards that culminated with an early second quarter touchdown from Luck to Griff Whalen. Stanford missed the extra point, and currently trail the Ducks by a score of 8-6 in the second quarter.
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