Oregon Ducks Show They Are Best in Pac-10 With 52-31 Victory Over Stanford

John DostoyevskyContributor IOctober 3, 2010

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 18: Cornerback Cliff Harris #13 of the Oregon Ducks returns a punt as punter Robert Truax #17 of the Portland State Vikings closes in during the first quarter of the game at Autzen Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Eugene, Oregon. Oregon won the game 69-0.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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The first quarter did not go as planed. The defense gave up big plays to Andrew Luck. it ended with The Ducks being down 21-3.

Oregon offense got it together in the second quarter scoring 21 points. The defense started to get it together holding Stanford to 10 points in the second quarter making it 31-24 Stanford winning by seven points.

That would be it for Stanford as Oregon's defense came out in the second half not allowing Stanford to score a single point in the second half. Forcing two interception and one fumble. and the offense really got it going scoring 28 points in the second half.

The games will only get easier and Darron Thomas confidence will only get better as he knows he got past his toughest test that he will have to face this season. Despite Thomas two interceptions the Ducks were able to defeat number nine Stanford by 21 points. The Ducks should jump to at least number three in the nation if not number two. LaMichael James also made a great case for the Heisman Trophy by running all over a top ranked defense in the Stanford Cardinal.

Players of the Game

CB Cliff Harris who had two interceptions in the second half

RB LaMichael James who carried the ball 31 times for 257 yards and three touchdowns

QB Darron Thomas  who went 20-29 with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in addition to 15 carries for 117 yards and 1 touchdown.