The Oregon Ducks ran their record to 3-0 this past weekend, as they took care of San Jose State inside Autzen Stadium. The Ducks were once again led by star quarterback Justin Herbert, who threw for three more touchdowns against the Spartans, while racking up over 300 yards in the air in the 35-22 victory.
Herbert now has 12 touchdowns passes on the year, and you have to think that he will be in the discussion of being a first round pick next April. The Ducks also got a solid effort from running back CJ Verdell, who not only led Oregon in rushing, but also was able to nab five catches for 85 yards. Johnny Johnson III and Cyrus Habibi-Likio each found the end zone twice for Oregon, which has a monster game coming up in Week 4.
Next weekend, the Ducks will play host to Stanford in a matchup of two of the best teams in the Pac-12. It will be a solid test for Herbert and this offense, as the Cardinal suffocated USC two weeks ago and have not allowed more than 10 points in a game this season. If Oregon can knock off Stanford, the Ducks will likely find themselves ranked very high in the top-25.
No Bryce Love, no problem for the Stanford Cardinal, as they easily beat their FCS opponent, UC Davis, on Saturday. Last weekend, Love was roughed up against the USC Trojans defense in the Cardinal win, and Stanford figured it was best to rest its Heisman Trophy candidate against a lesser opponent in Week 3.
KJ Costello threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns against UC Davis as the Cardinal ran their record to 3-0. The Cardinal came into the game ranked No. 10 in the country, and while it was not the blowout that we usually see when a top-10 team plays a cupcake, they did show they are one of the more balanced teams in all of college football.
JJ Arcega-Whiteside continued his strong play this season, catching both of Costello’s touchdown passes. He has five touchdowns already this season, and he better be ready to go again next weekend as the Cardinal take on undefeated Pac-12 foe Oregon on Saturday on the road.