I-A College Football
                === Stanford shocks top-ranked Oregon in OT ===
 Eugene, OR (Sports Network) - Jordan Williamson kicked a 37-yard field goal in
 overtime,  and the No. 14 Stanford Cardinal delivered a blow to Oregon's dream
 of  reaching the  national championship game by stunning the top-ranked Ducks,
 Cardinal  quarterback Kevin Hogan had forced overtime with a touchdown pass to
 Zach  Ertz with  1:35 remaining.  Ertz was  initially ruled  to have  made the
 catch out of the end zone, but replay overturned the call.
 Alejandro  Maldonado missed a  41-yard field goal try for the Ducks in OT, and
 the  Cardinal survived  a Hogan fumble in the extra session before winning the
 Stanford  had lost  its last  five  trips to  Eugene since  winning at  Autzen
 Stadium on Oct. 20, 2001.
 "Our word of the week was 'resolve.' It was about us playing our best football
 and withstanding a mad rush we knew we were going to get from a great football
 team  in  Oregon," said Stanford  coach David Shaw. "We  knew we were going to
 have a chance to make some plays. We knew some things were going to go against
 us. We had to stay with the same mentality."
 Hogan completed his first nine passes and finished 25-of-36 with 211 yards and
 one interception. He also ran for the game's first score.
 Stepfan  Taylor compiled  161  yards  on 33  carries  for  Stanford (9-2,  7-1
 Pac-12),  which can win the North Division with a victory over UCLA next week.
 The  17th-ranked  Bruins beat No. 21  USC earlier Saturday to clinch the South
 and a spot in the conference championship game.
 Stanford  limited  Oregon's high-octane  offense to 405  yards, well below its
 season  average of  562.6.  The Ducks  (10-1,  7-1) entered  the  game as  the
 nation's  highest scoring team with 54.8 points per game and riding a program-
 best 13-game winning streak.
 "It is tough losing but it is not always going to go your way and that's life;
 that's  football,"  said Ducks coach  Chip Kelly.  "It hurts everyone so badly
 because they have all put so much into this."
 Oregon  quarterback Marcus  Mariota connected on 21-of-37 throws for 207 yards
 with one touchdown and an interception.
 The  Ducks  orchestrated a 15-play,  95-yard drive to take  a 14-7 lead in the
 third  quarter.  Mariota converted a  pair of third  downs with his arm before
 De'Anthony Thomas rushed for a 6-yard score.
 Oregon  squandered opportunities  to pad its lead with its defense forcing two
 Stanford fumbles.
 On  the Cardinal's  first  offensive play  following  the go-ahead  touchdown,
 Kelsey  Young  fumbled after  a  12-yard  catch-and-run. Oregon  recovered  in
 Stanford territory, but Maldonado missed from 42 yards.
 Taylor  then  fumbled at  the Oregon 20  late in the  third quarter. After its
 defense  forced a three-and-out, Stanford came up empty when Williamson missed
 a 43-yard field goal.
 However,  the Cardinal reached the end zone on their next possession. Ertz was
 Hogan's  favorite  target on the drive,  catching four passes, including a 10-
 yard touchdown. Ertz leaped and bobbled the ball while fighting off a defender
 and  falling to the turf. Replays showed his right shoulder was down before he
 went out of bounds.
 The first big play of the game belonged to Mariota, who sprinted 77 yards down
 the  right sideline to the Stanford 15. But the Ducks came away with no points
 when a fourth-down gamble failed. The Oregon offense remained on the field and
 Mariota was stuffed for no gain at the 7-yard line.
 Stanford responded with a 15-play drive that stretched into the second quarter
 and  culminated  in Hogan's  1-yard plunge. Hogan  twice converted third downs
 with  completions  to Ryan Hewitt  and moved the  chains on 3rd-and-2 from the
 Oregon 8-yard line with a QB keeper.
 The  Ducks then went for it a second time on fourth down and, once again, they
 came up empty as Mariota's pass from the Stanford 38 fell incomplete.
 Stanford  turned the ball  over on downs on its next possession. Facing a 4th-
 and-1  from the  Oregon 41, Hogan couldn't connect with a wide-open Hewitt off
 of play-action.
 Given  a short field, the Ducks reached the end zone in three plays. Josh Huff
 caught  a  22-yard pass and  Kenjon Barner picked up  nine yards on the ground
 before Mariota found Keanon Lowe for a 28-yard touchdown.
 Hogan  and Mariota threw interceptions on consecutive drives late in the first
                                   Game Notes
 Stanford  improved to 2-6-1  against teams ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll ... The
 Cardinal  played  a No .1-  and No.  2-ranked team in  the same season for the
 first time in school history. The Cardinal beat then-No. 2 USC on Sept. 15 ...
 Ertz  had 11 receptions for 106 yards ... Oregon had scored at least 30 points
 in an NCAA-record 23 straight games.
 11/18 01:41:47 ET

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