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Stanford vs. Oregon preview: Cardinal face Ducks with Pac-12 North title at stake

In a repeat of the previous two seasons, Stanford and Oregon will meet with a chance at the Rose Bowl on the line.

Ezra Shaw

The Stanford Cardinal travel to Eugene to face BCS No. 2 Oregon on Saturday with control of the Pac-12 North up for grabs. The Ducks can clinch the division and a trip to the conference title game with a win, while the Cardinal will control their own destiny for the Rose Bowl if they pull off an upset.

The scenario was the same for these two teams in 2010 and 2011. Two years ago, Oregon used a big second half to blow out the Cardinal in Eugene. The same thing happened at Stanford last season. The Cardinal are hoping to flip the script, while also spoiling Oregon's national title hopes, on Saturday.

Stanford faced another Pac-12 title elimination last week when they met the Oregon State Beavers. The Cardinal were able to comeback in the second half to stun the Beavers and stay at one loss in conference play.

The Ducks have rolled through their schedule, and have posted a double-digit victory in each of their games. Oregon is coming off a 59-17 victory over Cal last weekend.

Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT on Saturday night, with ABC handling the broadcast.