On a beautiful, 86 degree afternoon down on The Farm in Palo Alto, the No. 16 Oregon Ducks completely shut down the Cardinal offense in a 21-6 win.
This win marks the first Pac-12 opening win for Oregon since the 2014 season (at Washington State). Ducks fans traveled well and with 39,249 fans in attendance, it seemed as if half of them were wearing green or yellow with how loud it was when the Ducks on defense took the field.
Call it what you want, but the Ducks got their revenge over the Cardinal after last season's heart-breaking overtime loss in Eugene, OR.
Here's how social media reacted to Oregon's win over Stanford:
Justin Herbert etched his name in the Oregon Football record books with now 13 touchdown passes in a three-game stretch. Herbert finished the game 19-for-24 for 259 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Pretty impressive ball placement from Justin Herbert here on the back shoulder throw for the TD. pic.twitter.com/98JivLhrl2— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) September 22, 2019
Justin Herbert is entering the #NFL at the PERFECT time for him. Spread out some, RPO world-athleticism is so impressive but his efficiency in his decisiveness is gonna make em a star in the league. He's gonna he a stud— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) September 21, 2019
QB Justin Herbert's 2019 game-by-game completion % and TD/INT. #Oregon— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) September 22, 2019
And the Ducks defense once again had a stellar performance. Through three games now, Oregon has not allowed a single touchdown. Safety Jevon Holland recorded another interception.
Dear Oregon Defense,— UODUCKGIRL💛💚(#teamnoflinch) (@UODUCKGIRL) September 22, 2019
I love you.
Oregon's defense out here bringing designer pressures like a boss! Confusing protections. I'm in love— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) September 22, 2019
Gotta go a ways back to remember the last time an Oregon Ducks football team was carried by their defense.— Andy Johnson (@TheDirtJohnson) September 22, 2019
Three straight games without allowing a touchdown. #GoDucks
The Ducks now head into a BYE week to heal up and recover before hosting the undefeated California Golden Bears on Satuday, October 5.
Social media reacts to Oregon's performance against Stanford originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest