A college football rivalry that heated up a decade ago when Stanford and Oregon battled for division and conference supremacy renews on Saturday afternoon when the third-ranked Ducks go to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on the host Cardinal.
No. 3 Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 2014 season, when the Ducks made it to the national championship game. Beating Stanford would put Oregon in even better position in early October than that team, which was upset by Arizona on Oct. 2 seven years ago.
Since 2009 in the Oregon-Stanford series, each team has won six games and lost six, although the Ducks have handled the Cardinal in each of the past two seasons. And since the league expanded and moved to divisions in 2011, Stanford or Oregon has represented the Pac-12 North eighth times in 10 conference title games.