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Ducks 'Now we control our own destiny' 'Now we control our own destiny'
Here's five things to look for when the Ducks meet the Wildcats in the desert.
Ducks Oregon's defense wary of physical Stanford Oregon's defense wary of physical Stanford
Stanford's physical, old-school offense is something Oregon's defense isn't used to seeing. The Ducks are well aware of the trouble that can cause.
Ducks Stanford searching for ways to stop Mariota Stanford searching for ways to stop Mariota
Almost every week, Stanford coach David Shaw delegates a backup quarterback to the scout team in practice who can best simulate the upcoming opponent.

Not this week.

Shaw's search for somebody on the roster to mimic Marcus Mariota and Oregon's up-tempo offense was deemed a lost cause. There's nobody who could even come close.
Ducks Tale of 2 coaches: 'You take over and everybody says, Who?' Tale of 2 coaches: 'You take over and everybody says, Who?'
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and Stanford's David Shaw shared some laughs when they met for the first time this offseason during an annual Pac-12 Conference meeting. Although they had never talked before, the similar circumstances that brought them together made them feel like they had known each other for years.
Ducks Oregon at Stanford in Pac-12's game of the year Oregon at Stanford in Pac-12's game of the year
The matchup between Oregon and Stanford the past three seasons has been billed as the biggest game of the year on the West Coast, a de facto Pac-12 title game and national semifinal.
Ducks Oregon and Stanford get a rest before their clash Oregon and Stanford get a rest before their clash
Second-ranked Oregon and sixth-ranked Stanford get a break next weekend before a Thursday night clash in Palo Alto, Calif., that qualifies as one of the biggest games of the season.