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EUGENE, Ore. – Stanford's physical, old-school offense is something Oregon's defense isn't used to seeing. The Ducks are well aware of the trouble that can cause.
Last year, Oregon was ranked No. 1 and was within grasp of a national championship bid when the then-No. 14 Cardinal staged a 17-14 overtime victory over the Ducks.
Stanford is known for a more traditional offense while Oregon, of course, has perfected the uptempo spread-option that has become all the rage in college football. As a result, the Ducks' D is much more accustomed to facing teams that look a lot like, well, Oregon.
Oregon (8-0, 5-0) is ranked No. 2 this season and again vying for a shot at the championship heading into Thursday night's game against No. 6 Stanford (7-1, 5-1) in Palo Alto.