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October 28, 2013

Stanford, Oregon ready for epic clash

EUGENE, Ore. — Second-ranked Oregon and sixth-ranked Stanford get a break next weekend before a Thursday night clash in Palo Alto, Calif., that qualifies as one of the biggest games of the season.

But it sounds as if neither team will be doing a lot of resting.

“We’re hungry for that game,” Oregon linebacker Boseko Lokombo said.

The Ducks (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) are coming off a 42-14 victory Saturday night over UCLA. The Bruins played tough in the first half, tying the game at 14 at the break, but Oregon pulled away with 28 unanswered points in the second half for the win.

Byron Marshall ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns and the Ducks racked up 555 yards in total offense while holding UCLA (5-2, 2-2) to 283 — the fewest for an Oregon opponent this season.

Oregon remained at No. 2 in the AP Top 25 released Sunday behind top-ranked Alabama. The Bruins fell from No. 12 to 17 following the loss.

“We’re going to use this week to get healthier, to get better, to improve and get a bunch of work for our young guys,” said coach Mark Helfrich, who became the first coach in Oregon history to win his first eight games.

Stanford (7-1, 5-1) popped up to No. 6 in the AP rankings, boosted by a physical 20-12 victory over Oregon State in Corvallis on Saturday night. The Cardinal defense held off a late comeback attempt by the Beavers and neither team was able to top 300 yards of offense.

The Beavers (6-2, 4-1) trailed 20-9 with less than 4 minutes remaining and nearly forced overtime. Down by eight, Oregon State drove to the Stanford 7 with 30 seconds remaining, but four consecutive incompletions stopped the rally and ended the Beavers’ six-game winning streak.

Afterward, coach David Shaw had already moved on to the Ducks, suggesting the Cardinal will have a busy bye.

“I’m already done thinking about Oregon State and the effort tonight, but it wasn’t good enough to beat Oregon or good enough to be in the game against Oregon,” Shaw said. “So, we have a bunch of stuff that we need to make sure we do in the next 12 to 14 days to play one of the best teams in the nation.”

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