Stanford scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, which was capped off by Jet Toner's game-tying, 32-yard field goal as time expired to force overtime. Toner actually hit the field goal twice, as the Ducks called a timeout at the first snap in an effort to ice the kicker, which didn't work on this night.
The Cardinal did have Bryce Love back after he sat out last week against UC Davis due to minor injuries. Love ran for 89 yards and a touchdown in his return, as he continues to put up un-Heisman-like numbers early on this season.
After the game-winning touchdown, Alameen Murphy intercepted Justin Herbert's pass in the end zone to seal the road victory.
The Ducks had a golden opportunity to extend their 24-7 lead in the third quarter, driving deep in to the red zone, threatening to find the end zone again. Instead, Herbert fumbled the handoff attempt, which was picked up by linebacker Joey Alfieri and returned 80 yards for a touchdown. That kicked off Stanford's second half comeback, as Love had a 22-yard score to cut the deficit to three, before the Ducks would pull back ahead by 10.
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught his second touchdown pass of the game in the fourth, before the Cardinal tied it late in the fourth.
The loss for Oregon was their first of the season after wins over Bowling Green, Portland State, and San Jose State. Herbert threw for 346 yards and a touchdown, while Dillon Mitchell caught 14 passes for 239 yards in the team's first true challenge. They will head out west next week to visit California, while Stanford gets ready for another tough showdown with No. 8 Notre Dame.