Top 25 College Football Flashback (2018 Week 4) — Oregon vs. Stanford

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With a handful of exceptions, the Oregon Ducks and Stanford Cardinal have been clashing since 1920. Coming into this weekend’s meeting the #20 Ducks have lost two in a row, although as recently as the 2000s they logged a 7-game series win streak. Let’s take a look at some program history for the two schools.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD INDIANS (SEPTEMBER 22, 1951)
September 22, 1951 (Stanford 27, Oregon 20)

The game was marred somewhat by smoke from nearby forest fires. Gary Kerkorian passed for two touchdowns for the Indians.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD INDIANS (SEPTEMBER 25, 1954)
September 25, 1954 (Stanford 18, #16 Oregon 13)

Stanford scored a TD in the opening 90 seconds of the game and held on for the upset victory. Stanford’s Bill Tarr led all rushers with 81 yards.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD INDIANS (OCTOBER 31, 1964)
October 31, 1964 (Stanford 10, #7 Oregon 8)

Another upset in the all-time series as the Indians traveled to Multnomah and beat the 7th-ranked Ducks. Stanford finished with 374 total yards to just 73 for Oregon but needed a last-minute field goal for the win.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD INDIANS (SEPTEMBER 28, 1968)
September 28, 1968 (Stanford 28, Oregon 12)

Oregon was no much for the Stanford offense, led by Jim Plunkett. The future Heisman Trophy winner threw for 3 touchdowns.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD INDIANS (SEPTEMBER 26, 1970)
September 26, 1970 (#3 Stanford 33, Oregon 10)

Another big day for Plunkett, who threw for three scores and ran for another. During the game he became the Pac-8 Conference’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, breaking the record held by Oregon’s Bob Berry.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD CARDINALS (NOVEMBER 16, 1974)
November 16, 1974 (Stanford 17, Oregon 0)

Mike Cordova threw for a pair of scores as the Cardinals blanked the Ducks.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD CARDINALS (SEPTEMBER 6, 1980)
September 6, 1980 (#15 Stanford 35, Oregon 25)

Another year, another sparkling Stanford QB performance. Sophomore John Elway threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in a Pac-10 shootout.

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD CARDINAL (OCTOBER 18, 1986)
October 18, 1986 (Stanford 41, Oregon 7)

Not much to write home about for Oregon in this blowout. The standout offensive performers for Stanford were RB Brad Muster (151 yards, 3 TDs) and WR Jeff James (103 yards, 1 TD).

OREGON DUCKS VS. STANFORD CARDINAL (NOVEMBER 12, 2016)
November 12, 2016 (Stanford 52, Oregon 27)

Stanford ran wild at Autzen, led by Christian McCaffrey‘s 135 rush yards and two TDs.