Stanford vs. Oregon St.: 3 Lessons for Stanford Before Facing Oregon

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Stanford vs. Oregon St.: 3 Lessons for Stanford Before Facing Oregon
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The No. 14 Stanford Cardinal (8-2, 6-1 Pac-12) kept their Rose Bowl hopes alive after defeating the No. 11 Oregon State Beavers (7-2, 5-2 Pac-12) at Stanford Stadium.

As expected, the game was a low-scoring affair that showcased the physicality of both teams. The Cardinal got off to a quick start and led 14-0 after the first quarter.

The Beavers then seemingly woke up and scored 23 unanswered points. It wasn't until the end of the third quarter that Stanford finally put up more points.

The Kevin Hogan-led Cardinal would go on to win the critical match 27-23, which likely means at least second place in the Pac-12 North for Stanford.

Of course, the next game is the big one for the Cardinal. They'll have to travel to Eugene to take on the undefeated Oregon Ducks.

Before that matchup though, there are a few takeaways from the win against the Beavers that Stanford must acknowledge in order to continue their success.

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