Stanford would score first thanks to a long, methodical drive managed by kevin Hogan. Hogan would find Zach Ertz, Ryan Hewitt, Ty Montgomery and Kelvin Young before plunging it into the end zone to make it 7-0 Stanford.
The Ducks would take advantage of a 4th down failure by the Cardinal to tie the game up later in the second quarter behind a Marcus Mariota connection with Keanon Lowe.
Oregon finally seemed to seize the lead with a big drive in the third quarter, as Mariota found Colt Lyerla, WIll Murphy, Kenjon Barner, Lowe, and Josh Huff before De'Anthony Thomas finally punched it in to make it 14-7. Stanford would rally to tie just before the end of the 4th quarter, as Hogan connected with Zach Ertz four times, including the game-tying nine yard touchdown where Ertz just stayed in bounds.
Oregon would get stopped again by the Stanford defense, Alejandro Maldonado missed a 41 yard field goal, Stanford escaped a deadly fumble (along with three other turnovers), and Jordan Williamson would boot through the game winner from 37 yards out.