Stanford pulled one of the biggest upsets of the 2021 regular season as the Cardinal topped No. 3 Oregon 31-24 in overtime to hand the Ducks their first loss and take out the Pac-12’s final undefeated team.
Oregon had a 24-17 lead heading into the final drive of regulation, but Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee completed a pass to Elijah Higgins as time expired in regulation to unexpectedly send the game to overtime. He then completed a huge pass to John Humphries in overtime to score the game-winning touchdown. Stanford forced a turnover on downs to end the game.
The loss is a major hit to Oregon’s chances at the College Football Playoff, not to mention those of the Pac-12 as a whole.
DOWN GOES NO. 3!
Stanford takes down the Ducks in an overtime thriller 🌲 pic.twitter.com/lQdtc6C7Hz
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 2, 2021
— University of Oregon (@uoregon) October 2, 2021