VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Betting Tools

Stanford, Oregon get rest before clash

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Second-ranked Oregon and sixth-ranked Stanford get a break next weekend before a Thursday night clash in Palo Alto, Calif., that qualifies as one of the biggest games of the season.

But it sounds as if neither team will be doing a lot of resting.

''We're hungry for that game,'' Oregon linebacker Boseko Lokombo said.

The Ducks (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) are coming off a 42-14 victory Saturday night over UCLA. The Bruins played tough in the first half, tying the game at 14 at the break, but Oregon pulled away with 28 unanswered points in the second half for the win.

Byron Marshall ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns and the Ducks racked up 555 yards in total offense while holding UCLA (5-2, 2-2) to 283 - the fewest for an Oregon opponent this season.

Oregon remained at No. 2 in the AP Top 25 released Sunday behind top-ranked Alabama. The Bruins fell from No. 12 to 17 following the loss.

''We're going to use this week to get healthier, to get better, to improve and get a bunch of work for our young guys,'' said coach Mark Helfrich, who became the first coach in Oregon history to win his first eight games.

Stanford (7-1, 5-1) popped up to No. 6 in the AP rankings, boosted by a physical 20-12 victory over Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday night. The Cardinal defense held off a late comeback attempt by the Beavers and neither team was able to top 300 yards of offense.

The Beavers (6-2, 4-1) trailed 20-9 with less than 4 minutes remaining and nearly forced overtime. Down by eight, Oregon State drove to the Stanford 7 with 30 seconds remaining, but four consecutive incompletions stopped the rally and ended the Beavers' six-game winning streak.

Afterward, coach David Shaw had already moved on to the Ducks, suggesting the Cardinal will have a busy bye.

''I'm already done thinking about Oregon State and the effort tonight, but it wasn't good enough to beat Oregon or good enough to be in the game against Oregon,'' Shaw said. ''So, we have a bunch of stuff that we need to make sure we do in the next 12 to 14 days to play one of the best teams in the nation.''

Stanford remains a game back of the Ducks in the Pac-12 North standings after a 27-21 upset loss at Utah on Oct. 12.

Last season the Cardinal were ranked No. 14 when they came to Autzen Stadium and knocked off the top-ranked Ducks 17-14 in overtime. Jordan Williamson connected on a 37-yard field goal for the win.

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 211 yards and a game-tying fourth-quarter touchdown.

Marcus Mariota threw for 207 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 89 yards for Oregon.

The loss snapped a 13-game winning streak for the Ducks and all but derailed their shot at the BCS championship game. Stanford went on to claim the Pac-12 North and beat UCLA in the conference title game before defeating Wisconsin 20-14 in the Rose Bowl.

It was the season's lone loss for the Ducks, who went on to beat Kansas State 35-17 in the Fiesta Bowl.

''It's definitely a new year and they're a different team,'' said Oregon cornerback Avery Patterson, who had a momentum-shifting interception in the second half against the Bruins Saturday night. ''It looks like they're throwing downfield more. They're different. It will be a different game.''

Said Lokombo: ''Obviously we're aware that they beat us last year, but that's just going to feed us. That's just going to motivate us.''

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

News: 2018 College Playoff Props
News: 2018 Heisman Trophy Odds
Taggart's first FSU practice sets tone
Whitehead addressing character questions
UGa's Carter enjoys pro day with Belichick
Ex-OSU captain Leo Brown dies at 84
UNC adds Gillespie as assistant coach
Auburn WR Stove reportedly tears ACL
Alabama OT Womack suffers broken foot
Why Buy Picks From
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records Gold Membership
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Vince Akins + 3165
Scott Pritchard + 2769
Mark Franco + 2093
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 517
Gary Bart + 290
Jim Feist + 185
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Pritchard 68 %
Vince Akins 64 %
Dave Cokin 62 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 1510
Scott Pritchard + 1184
Marc Lawrence + 975
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kyle Hunter + 1365
Scott Pritchard + 1074
Antony Dinero + 551
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mark Franco + 1060
Marc Lawrence + 959
Joe Williams + 805
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership