Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and sixth-ranked Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious rally by the visiting Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.
Kevin Hogan ran for a touchdown and played a mistake-free game for Stanford (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12). The Cardinal put on a clinic in how to play keepaway from a team that was averaging 55.6 points. Stanford ran for 274 yards and held the ball for 42½ minutes.