Cardinal upsets No. 3 Ducks in overtime

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Stanford Cardinal picked up one of their biggest wins in program history on Saturday. They defeated No. 3 Oregon Ducks in overtime.

The Cardinal won 31-24 over the Ducks at Stanford Stadium in Stanford, California.

Tanner McKee celebrates after a play (Photo by the Stanford Cardinal Football/Instagram)

With the win, the Cardinal improved to 3-2 overall. Stanford got back to their winning ways following a loss last weekend to the UCLA Bruins.

The Ducks fell to 4-1.

Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee went 20 of 36 for 230 yards. He had three touchdown passes.

Nathaniel Peat had 15 carries for 78 yards. Elijah Higgins had six receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown went 14 of 26 for 186 yards.

Travis Dye had 19 carries for 96 yards. Mycah Pittman had 1 reception for 66 yards.

In overtime, the Ducks had a chance to tie the game. However, Brown was not able to connect with his receiver on fourth down in the end zone.

According to ESPN’s Stats & Information, the Cardinal had just a 0.1% chance to beat the Ducks with just 1:51 left in the game.

Stanford has won four straight games against Associated Press Top-3 teams. This is the longest active streak in FBS College Football.

McKee had two touchdown passes in the second half and overtime. He hit Higgins for a two-yard touchdown reception.

He also connected with John Humphreys with a 14-yard touchdown reception.

The Ducks had two touchdowns in the second half. Brown scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown.

CJ Verdell scored on a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Camden Lewis also made a 22-yard field goal.

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Stanford led 17-7 at halftime. McKee hit Brycen Tremayne for an 18-yard touchdown reception.

Isaiah Sanders had a two-yard rushing touchdown. Joshua Karty made a 25-yard field goal.

Ducks’ Brown scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.

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