Last year, the No. 13 Stanford Cardinal team defeated the then No. 2 Oregon Ducks by three points in overtime. Stanford was looking to slow down Oregon’s high powered offense again and upset the Ducks national title hopes for the second year in a row. Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas was asked if Stanford could slow down the Ducks’ offense again.
“I don’t think so. I feel like this team, we should at least put up 40,” Thomas said, via GoDucks.com and CBS Sports.
Well Stanford did it a gain. At the start of the fourth quarter, Stanford was winning 23-0. The Ducks managed to score 20 points in the fourth quarter in a comeback effort that fell short of winning them the game. It also fell far short of Thomas’ 40-point prediction.
Some Stanford players had fun with the prediction on Twitter after the game. If you’re reading Ben Gardner’s tweet and wondering why it says 14 when they scored twenty, its because six points came on a blocked field goal attempt returned for a touchdown, they went for a two-point conversion but didn’t get it.
Last year 14 pts. This year 14 pts. Combined? 28. Still waiting on those 40 pts from the Oregon offense. So proud of my dudes tonight
— Ben Gardner (@BennyG49) November 8, 2013
Ummm I’m havin trouble counting? How many points was that? U know what we’ll give ya half
— Shayne Skov (@ShayneSkov11) November 8, 2013
It’s too bad words don’t score points. 40?? Nope #TALKDAT
— David Parry (@DavidParry58) November 8, 2013