- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

Oregon (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12) at No. 7 Stanford (8-1, 7-0, No. 7 CFP), 7:30 p.m. (Fox)

Line: Stanford by 9 1/2.

Series Record: Stanford leads 46-31-1.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

The Cardinal can clinch the Pac-12 North title and remain in contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Ducks need to win their final three games and hope for Stanford to lose at home to California next week to win the North.

KEY MATCHUP

Stanford D vs. Oregon QB Vernon Adams. The Cardinal rank second in the conference in scoring defense but will have their hands full with Adams, whose ability to extend plays with his mobility is a major part of the Ducks offense. Adams has thrown for 887 yards and 10 TDs in three games since returning from a broken right index finger.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Oregon: RB Royce Freeman. Freeman ran for 180 yards last week against Cal for his fifth straight 100-yard game and seventh in the past nine games. He leads the nation with 44 runs of 10 or more yards.

Stanford: RB Christian McCaffrey. Perhaps the most versatile player in the country, McCaffrey leads the nation with 2,174 all-purpose yards. McCaffrey has rushed for 1,207 yards, caught 28 passes for 325 more and has gained 887 as a punt and kickoff returner. He has scored eight TDs and threw for another last week at Colorado.

FACTS & FIGURES

The winner of this matchup has won the Pac-12 the past five seasons. … The Ducks gained a school-record 777 yards last week against California, including 477 on the ground. … Oregon WR Darren Carrington has 344 yards receiving the past three games. … The Ducks have thrown a TD pass in an NCAA-record 77 straight games. … Stanford has won eight straight since a season-opening loss. … Cardinal QB Kevin Hogan has rushed for 187 yards and three TDs the past two games after having 120 yards and no TDs in the first seven. … Stanford RB Remound Wright has 10 TDs rushing on just 57 carries. … The Cardinal have held the opponent under 30 points 42 times in the past 45 games.

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