Autzen Stadium will play host to a likely top 20 matchup when No. 9 Stanford visits No. 20 Oregon for a 5 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 22., and the primetime clash between the Ducks and Cardinal will air on ABC.
Oregon is up to No. 20 in the latest AP poll after a 2-0 start and back-to-back 50-point performances in blowout wins over Bowling Green (58-24) and Portland State (62-14).
Stanford is now ranked 9th in the AP poll after dispatching then-No. 17 USC 17-3 in Week 2.
The Sept. 22nd meeting will be the 82nd between the Ducks and Cardinal, with Stanford holding a 48-32-1 lead in the all-time series and has won each of the last two matchups.
The Pac-12 North foes have met four times with both teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25.
Oregon wraps up its non-conference schedule against San Jose State at Autzen on Saturday (2 p.m. PT on Pac-12), while Stanford hosts UC Davis Saturday (11 a.m. PT on Pac-12).
San Jose State is 0-2 following losses to FCS UC Davis and Washington State, while No. 20 Oregon has outscored Bowling Green and PSU by a combined 120-38. Justin Herbert has tossed nine TD passes. The UO backs average 5.7 yards per carry and opponents 2.2.
Oregon is showing focus and discipline on the field that had been missing in recent years: The Ducks have committed a total of eight penalties for 90 yards in two games.
The Ducks had good news on the injury front Monday. Linebacker La’Mar Winston, who missed the PSU game because of an ankle sprained against Bowling Green, practiced on Sunday, and there were no apparent fresh injuries of consequence, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said.