Oregon football prevailed in what proved to be a defensive showdown in Palo Alto. Here are three things we learned from the Ducks’ victory.
Oregon and Stanford have developed one of best divisional rivalries of the past decade. The Cardinal have had Oregon’s number each of the past three seasons, but the Ducks finally got over that hurdle in 2019 with a 21-6 victory on the Farm in Week 4.
The win was fueled by strong performances on both sides of the ball. Oregon’s defense stifled Stanford’s offense, and the Ducks put more than enough points on the scoreboard against the Cardinals in the low-scoring affair to secure the road victory in conference play.
Their third straight victory gives Oregon plenty of momentum heading into their first bye week of the season. The Ducks look like they will push up a spot or two into the top 15 of the AP Top 25 this week, setting them up for a big showdown at home at the beginning of October against Cal.
Rivalry games like this are always tough, and it was impressive to see Oregon win on a day where they didn’t have to rack up a massive ledger on the scoreboard. What did we learn from this contest in northern California? Here are three takeaways from the big win for Cristobal’s crew against the Cardinal.