No. 6 Oregon hands No. 3 Stanford its first loss

Oregon had more than luck Saturday night.

The sixth-ranked Ducks had speed, experience and a defense that caused five turnovers to hand No. 3 Stanford its first loss, 53-30, in rather convincing fashion to regain its usual spot atop the Pac-12 Conference.

Oregon (9-1, 7-0 Pac-12), which had never beaten a Top-5 team on the road, has won 19 straight conference tests and sits atop the North Division with home games against USC and Oregon State remaining.

The Ducks' backfield outplayed Stanford's Heisman front-runner, as LaMichael James ran for 152 yards and threes touchdowns and Darron Thomas threw for another three scores.

Andrew Luck threw for 271 yards and three TDs, but was intercepted twice and lost a fumble for the Cardinal (9-1, 7-1), who had the nation's longest winning streak snapped at 17 games.