For most of the past decade, Stanford and Oregon have combined for the game of the year in the Pac-12.
On Saturday, there wasn’t much of a game at all.
The Cardinal rolled over the Ducks in Eugene to continue their miserable season by winning 52-27 in a game that wasn’t even that close.
Stanford quarterback Keller Chryst had no troubles jumpstarting the team’s lackluster offense, throwing for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey also got back on track and ran for 135 yards and three scores to go with a team-high five catches.
The team finished the game with 540 yards of total offense and averaged nearly eight yards a play.
Oregon tailback Royce Freeman looked a bit like his old self in rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown but it just wasn’t enough. Freshman signal-caller Justin Herbert looked confused most of the day and was limited to 274 yards and two touchdowns while tossing two picks as well.
The shellacking at the hands of their Pac-12 North rival will only continue to put pressure on head coach Mark Helfrich as the team is all but eliminated from a bowl game.