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5-2, 1st in Pac 12 - North
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2dKyle Bonagura

X factor for Stanford down the stretch: QBs Chryst, Costello

Opposing defenses are going to keep trying to find ways to stop Bryce Love. That's going to mean a lot of people in the box, leaving more opportunities for Keller Chryst (and sometimes K.J. Costello) to make plays through the passing game.

Barkley and Love making a run for the Heisman (0:56)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford coach David Shaw said the Pac-12's schedule, where most teams play 6-8 league games in a row, increases the difficulty level compared to leagues where FCS opponents or weaker FBS opponents are mixed in. "It is back-to-back-to back-to-back conference games, and those are tough," Shaw said. "You're going to have games where you aren't at your absolute best. That's just life in the Pac-12."

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Rank 'em: Who's the top Heisman Trophy candidate?

Our Heisman Watch panel has Penn State's Saquon Barkley as the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy, but Stanford's Bryce Love is gaining ground.

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Feeling the Love

Stanford's Bryce Love is the favorite to win the Heisman entering Week 8, barely edging out Penn State's Saquon Barkley. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph are also in the mix.

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4dJeremy Mills

Best quarterbacks in Week 7: Keller Chryst

Chryst had only completed 52 percent of his passes with four touchdowns this season, but he broke out for a big game against Oregon.

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The Pac-12 has become a wide-open race

According to ESPN's FPI, Washington entered Week 7 with a 50 percent chance to win the Pac-12. However, the Huskies' 13-7 loss to Arizona State on Saturday night made it a three-team race in the conference.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Don't sleep on Stanford as a potential Pac-12 champion.

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Jags stand out on special teams

Thanks to some great punting in its upset of Troy on Wednesday night, South Alabama grades out as the most efficient special-teams unit of Week 7. Baylor, Iowa State and Stanford had great showings as well.

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Buckeye O stands out in Husker rout

Ohio State just edges out Oklahoma State for FBS' most efficient offense from Week 7. Two Pac-12 stalwarts, Stanford and Arizona, turned in pretty sharp performances as well.

Stanford furthers onslaught with latest TD (0:28)
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Love (almost) on top

Bryce Love has quickly climbed the list of Heisman potentials this season, and currently sits as the No. 2 favorite to win the honor. He certainly has helped his case on Saturday with 142 yards in the first half alone vs. Oregon.

Stanford blocks punt, returns it for TD (0:34)
Stanford is set up after interception (0:30)
Love scampers 67 yards for second TD (0:36)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bryce Love is much more than a breakaway back and showed it on Stanford's first scoring drive. "He's not getting enough credit for what he's doing between the tackles when things are dirty," Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren told me. "When he's putting his pad down and running through somebody, and then dragging the third or fourth defender two more yards."

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FPI gives edge to Stanford at home

Stanford RB Bryce Love is averaging an FBS-best 206.7 rushing yards per game, but Oregon's defense has made significant improvements this season and is only allowing 93.7 rushing yards per game. In Stanford's 52-27 win last year, Love had five carries for 87 yards.

Love emerging from McCaffrey's shadow (3:16)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott says that the Pac-12 is in constant contact with Stanford and Cal about plans for this weekend's games with the poor air quality in the area due to the Northern California wildfires. “The thing that we've learned is these are day by day situations.” He also said that Stanford and Cal officials have been in communications with local authorities when it comes to plans for games. “The highest priority will be on the health and well being of the student athletes and fans.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards198.091st
Rushing Yards258.715th
Points For38.1Tied-19th
Points Against22.045th