1. Oregon wins by at least 10 points
A year ago, Oregon opened its COVID-19-affected season with a home game against Stanford. It didn’t quite have the feel of a true Pac-12 battle with no fans in the stands, but Oregon didn’t care about lacking the true home-field advantage as it walloped the Cardinal by 21 points.
Stanford is a much better team this year despite having just a 2-2 record.
Tanner McKee is off to a great start at quarterback and might be one of the league’s best passers and Nathaniel Peat is an exciting running back, but the defense has been suspect and Oregon is going to take advantage of that. The Ducks have a solid defense but it’s prone to giving up some points and I think the Cardinal will hang around in this game for three quarters.
Stanford might have the lead or be knotted up with Oregon heading into the fourth, but I think the Ducks shake off the lesser Pac-12 team and sprint to the finish line with a double-digit win.
Oregon wins this one by at least 10 and heads into Week 6 with an unblemished record.