It wouldn’t be college football in November if one of the top teams in the nation went down in a major upset. That is exactly what happened on Saturday when the second-ranked Oregon Ducks fell victim to the Stanford Cardinal in overtime at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.
Stanford’s win snapped a thirteen game win streak for the Ducks, which was the longest active win streak in the nation. Oregon watched their national title hopes fall to the wayside as they lost control of their own fate in the Pac-12 title picture. Stanford is now in control of their own destiny — they will play UCLA next weekend.
If Stanford defeats UCLA next weekend, they will have an immediate rematch in the Pac-12 championship game.
The Cardinal kicker, Jordan Williamson, sealed the win with a 37-yard field goal in overtime. Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor st the pace for the Cardinal offense with his 161 yards rushing, but he failed to find the endzone. Freshman quarterback Kevin Hogan had both of the Stanford touchdowns — one on the ground and one through the air.
Oregon entered the fourth quarter with a 14-7 lead over Stanford, but the Cardinal put together ten unanswered points to finish the game and secure their upset over the nation’s second-ranked team.
With the Oregon loss, which two teams should play for the BCS National Championship?