For the Ducks, it's all about flash and pizzazz on the field. The team has earned a reputation for their wild and unpredictable play calling and defenses are usually left standing in their tracks as Darron Thomas, LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner dash down the field for a score.
For the Cardinal, it's all about stability and methodically moving the football down the field. Andrew Luck is as efficient as any quarterback around and Stepfan Taylor is among the best and most reliable running backs in the nation. And let's not forget their defense, which ranks among the best in FBS.
On Saturday evening, the Ducks will be slight underdogs. According to Odds Shark, Stanford will be favored by just 3 points. Other gambling websites such as Bodog and Five Dimes have the Cardinal favored by 3 1/2 points.
Anyone who has seen either team in action knows scoring is not an issue and a mere three points should not influence too many decisions should one decide to bet on the matchup. Expect a fun, exhilarating, closely contested game this weekend between two of the best teams in the nation.