Stanford Upsets Oregon, Cardinal Fans Awkwardly Storm the Field

by Jonathan Howard

The Pac-12 is full of surprises and disappointments. The No.3 Oregon Ducks took a loss to the Standford Cardinal. That probably eliminates the Ducks from the College Football Playoff.

While the television broadcast wasn’t the best, fans complained about the quality of the cameras, the game was good. The Cardinal stood right up to the best team in the conference and made them play a tough game. This one went to overtime, folks.

However, Stanford fans didn’t seem to know how to react to the news. They didn’t storm the field but instead meandered onto the field confused.

These fans clearly had not planned to storm the field. They didn’t have great lines to get onto the field, either. It seemed like everyone was more worried about filing out in an orderly fashion than actually storming the field. However, there were the fast ones who skipped the line and started to jump away.

Now, can a group of people actually storm a football field in a non-awkward fashion? At least to avoid any injuries or anything. However, it looked like the students and fans were having a good time. Not every day your team takes down a top-3 Oregon Ducks squad.

This was a game that came down to the wire. Overtime is a fickle mistress. Some teams thrive and others can’t seem to get a foothold. In this game, it was just strange to see Oregon so out of sorts against Stanford, a team that had a 2-2 record coming into the game today.

Oregon Collapses Against Stanford in Overtime

This game seemed to have chapters. Oregon went down early to Stanford. The game seemed to be getting away from the Ducks when all of a sudden, it seemed, they had tied the game up 17-17. The Cardinal didn’t flinch heading into the fourth quarter.

Both teams managed to find the endzone in the last stage of regulation. Just when it seemed the Ducks had turned it around and were going to survive this game, the Cardinal had an answer. Stanford was resilient in this game the whole way.

Oregon had a strong run game, but the Stanford pass game was too much. Tanner McKee had quite a day. He threw 20/36 for 230 yards and three touchdowns. He used his legs when needed and picked up 16 crucial yards with his legs as well.

Meanwhile, Anthony Brown had a not-so-great day. He finished 14/26 for 186 yards and an interception. However, he did pick up two touchdowns on the ground along with 35 yards of gain. Travis Dye and CJ Verdell shared the rushing duties and got their team over 150 yards rushing, combined.

Despite the great numbers on the ground, the Stanford Cardinal were able to throw their way to an overtime win. What an upset, and what a game from Stanford.