Stanford’s comeback victory that surprised Oregon was sufficient of a roller-coaster that coach David Shaw felt the necessity to apologize to his mother and father and every other followers older than 70 for the emotional toll.

The Cardinal overcame a blown lead and had their banged-up quarterback stage an unbelievable rally earlier than lastly prevailing over the third-ranked Ducks.

Tanner McKee threw a TD cross on an untimed down on the finish of regulation to tie the sport and one other on the opening possession of time beyond regulation to guide Stanford to a 31-24 victory Saturday.

“The key word is resilience,” Shaw stated. “It’s the mark of a successful team, it’s the mark of a successful person. How can you withstand the storms that life gives you? … Our guys took it on the chin quite a bit but we fought back and made some big plays.”

McKee got here again after leaving for a play on the ultimate drive of regulation with injured ribs to tie it on a 2-yard cross to Elijah Higgins after a holding penalty by Oregon (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) ultimately zone prolonged the sport one play.

McKee then gave the Cardinal (3-2, 2-1) the lead with a 14-yarder to John Humphreys in time beyond regulation. Stanford then compelled Anthony Brown to throw an incomplete cross on fourth-and-8 to seal its fourth win in opposition to an Oregon group ranked within the high 10 since 2009 and set off a wild on-field celebration with the scholars and gamers.

“We were all on cloud nine. Just pure joy,” linebacker Gabe Reid stated. “There were a lot of ups and downs. We tried to say consistent with our energy and our passion. We like to think we deal with adversity well.”

The Ducks appeared poised for his or her first 5-0 begin in eight years once they rallied from 10 factors down at halftime to take a 24-17 lead early within the fourth quarter on Brown’s second TD run of the sport.

But then McKee delivered the large performs late and the Cardinal capitalized on three Oregon penalties on the game-tying 87-yard drive within the ultimate 1:59 of regulation.

“We had some bright moments, but certainly not enough to overcome some of our own mistakes,” coach Mario Cristobal stated. “We didn’t play with enough discipline today and we didn’t coach with enough discipline today. It ends up costing us the game.”

McKee left the sport for one play on the drive after being hit within the ribs by Kayvon Thibodeaux on a play dominated focusing on. Oregon was then referred to as for one more roughing the passer penalty and the holding penalty ultimately zone on what seemed to be the ultimate play.

The Cardinal received the untimed down and McKee delivered with the cross to Higgins. Shaw opted for the additional level and the sport went to OT.

“He’s a gritty dude,” Higgins stated about McKee. “That’s what we expect out of him and he expects out of himself.”

THE TAKEAWAY

Oregon: The Ducks performed with out offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, who was being evaluated for a non-COVID-related sickness. Oregon struggled to maneuver the ball early with just one first down on the opening three drives and one rating within the first half. Brown threw the primary INT of the season for the Ducks on the second drive earlier than getting going a bit within the second half.

“It’s not good enough,” Brown stated. “A team as good as ours can’t make mistakes like this. Can’t shoot ourselves in the foot. We did it a lot. It’s going to sting. It’s going to sting bad.”

Stanford: The Cardinal had a robust first half and led 17-7 because of an 18-yard TD cross from McKee to Brycen Tremayne and a 2-yard run by Isaiah Sanders. They went three-and-out on three of the primary 4 drives within the second half earlier than the game-tying drive.

FOURTH-DOWN CALLS

Both groups had been stopped on fourth down within the first half. Stanford went for it on fourth-and-1 simply throughout midfield late within the first quarter however McKee was stopped for no achieve on a sneak.

The Ducks took benefit of the brief discipline and drove for a TD to chop the deficit to 10-7.

Then late within the half, Oregon went for it on fourth down from the 1 however Brown was hit for a 1-yard loss.

INJURED

Tremayne needed to be taken off the sphere on a cart after an obvious leg harm within the first half. Before leaving the sphere, all his teammates got here out to want him effectively.

Oregon operating again CJ Verdel then was taken to the locker room on a cart after getting injured within the third quarter. Verdell ran for 63 yards and a TD.

UP NEXT

Oregon: Hosts California on Oct. 15.

Stanford: At Arizona State on Friday night time.