Stanford stands between Oregon football and a 5-0 start and while the Ducks may feel like the Cardinal should be an easy win, that will be far from the case on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinal are off to a 2-2 start after losing to Kansas State, beating Stanford and USC, and then losing to UCLA. They have been competitive throughout the year (outside of that Kansas State loss) and they should be able to keep up with the Ducks, for the most part. This is a game that Oregon needs to win in order to remain in the playoff race.
Let’s get bold ahead of a big Week 5 road battle against Stanford.
3. Anthony Brown completes 70 percent of his passes, remains pick-less
On the year, Anthony Brown is completing just 57 percent of his passes which is his lowest number since 2018 when he was still at Boston College. That has to change.
Against a Stanford defense that isn’t exactly known for playing a stingy brand of football, I think we’re going to see Brown gain some confidence much like UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson did a week ago. He’s going to complete over 70 percent of his passes and remain interception-free through the fifth game of the year.
With this solid performance, it might just be enough to sneak Brown over the 60 percent completion mark for the season, depending on how many attempts he has.
We’ll also see him add 50 rushing yards against the Cardinal.