November 7, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal defensive tackle David Parry (58), linebacker A.J. Tarpley (17), and linebacker Jarek Lancaster (35) tackle Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) forcing a fumble during the third quarter at Stanford Stadium. Stanford defeated Oregon 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford players had fun with De’Anthony Thomas’ 40 points prediction


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.

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  • jamesgray8

    If only DAT ran his routes as well as he runs his mouth.

    Foolish, arrogant, bulletin-board-worthy mistake to insult the competition like this. Curious to see if he makes it again.

    I know his nickname is “Black Mamba,” but since it’s already taken, perhaps he could just go by “40″ instead.