Oregon football: Ducks dominate final three quarters in win at Stanford

Oregon football remains undefeated after a dominating performance on the roat at Stanford in Week 5.

The Stanford Cardinal were able to control the game for fifteen minutes holding the Oregon football team to just three plays on offense in the first 15 minutes.

Oregon was also shutout as the Cardinal took a 3-0 lead into the second quarter. It did not take long for the Ducks to find their groove on offense. The Ducks remain undefeated this season after a 42-6 win.

Quarterback Bo Nix had a solid day completing 27 of his 32 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns. The most impressive score of the day was to Tight End Ty Ferguson who had to climb the ladder for a catch in the endzone and then hold on through the catch to the ground.

Troy Franklin and Traeshon Holden also had scores on the day. Franklin had a 100-yard receiving day with two scores and a total of 117 yards.

The Oregon ground game was also impressive. Despite not having Noah Whittington who is recovering from an injury last week against Colorado, the Ducks had two running backs who played a big role. Bucky Irving and Jordan James held their own. Oregon saw a total of 208 yards on the ground. Both Irving and James had 88 yards respectively. Both also had a score on the ground.

The game was played clean on both sides of the ball when it came to turnovers. There were none. Stanford had two fumbles but recovered both. No interceptions were thrown by either Nix or Stanford’s dual quarterback attack with Justin Lamson or Ashton Daniels.

Time of possession evened out after a very uneven first quarter. Oregon had the ball for just 24 minutes and put up 42 points, The Cardinal had the ball for 35 minutes.

One issue that has kept Oregon Head Coach Dan Lanning up at night over the first few weeks of the season has been penalties. He slept a little easier Saturday night.

Oregon committed just two penalties for 20 yards in the game. Lanning wants a more disciplined team on the field. He has noted that the ticky-tack penalties of a false start should not happen if the team is prepared.

The Ducks have gone into each road game this season with a business mentality. Lanning after the game that despite a bye week this week, it will remain a business-as-usual week. The team will put in the work.

Oregon now has two weeks to prepare for another road test at Washington. Of note, the Huskies also have a bye week this week. It will be a top-ten matchup on Saturday, October 14th. Gametime has not yet been determined.

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