Stanford brings a well-balanced offense to Autzen Stadium this Saturday. Quarterback Randy Fasani is currently eighth in the nation and second in the Pac-10 in passing efficiency (155.07 rating.) Fasani is tied for sixth in the NCAA and third in the conference in points responsible for (18.0 ppg) and second in the Pac-10 and 25th in the nation in total offense (253 ypg.) Fasani has gained 180 yards rushing through four games.
Stanford's running backs tandem of Brian Allen (59-382) and Kerry Carter (60-245) are the main ball carriers behind Stanford's experienced offensive line
This week, Stanford's offense ranks 12th in the nation in scoring (37.2 ppg), 18th in total offense (444.0 ypg), 19th in pass efficiency offense (145.29 rating) and 2nd in rushing offense (201.2 ypg) ...
Through four games, tight ends Brett Pierce, Matt Wright and Darin Naatjes have combined to catch 12 passes for 140 yards and four touchdowns
Senior Eric Heitmann, is on the "Watch List" for the 2001 Lombardi Award given to the top lineman in college football.
Stanford secondary coach Denny Schuler is a 1969 graduate of Oregon and was defensive coordinator from 1986 to 1992. Schuler, came to Stanford in 1999.
Inside linebacker David Bergeron, 6-4 245 sophomore, is from Lake Ridge High School in Lake Oswego. Tight end Brett Pierce, 6-6 245, junior is from Columbia River High School in Vancouver.
Scoring comparisons show very similar numbers in rushing and passing yardage gained, but a big difference in points allowed. Both teams have allowed more passing yardage gained against them, yet both teams have rushed for more yards than their opponents.
|Opp Rush (ypg)||89.5||121.8|
|Opp Pass (ypg)||275.0||290.2|
|Total Offense (ypg)||444.0||452.2|
|Opp Total Off (ypg)||364.5||412.0|
The statistics would indicate that Maurice Morris and Onterrio Smith could have a tough day against Stanford. However, the same statistics indicate Harrington and the arsenal of Oregon receivers could be very productive. Oregon hopes to have the same results the 1998 squad had against Stanford and on the way record the third straight blow out against a Pac-10 team.