Sept. 27, 1997
Stanford Outlasts Oregon in shootout, 58-49
Chad Hutchinson threw four touchdown passes, two to Troy
Walters, and Anthony Bookman ran for two scores 22nd-ranked
Stanford outlasted Oregon, 58-49, in a wild Pac-10 Conference
Stanford (3-1, 2-0 Pac-10) had a 41-35 lead entering the fourth
quarter and extended it when Bookman scored on a nine-yard run.
Hutchinson connected with Damon Dunn for the two-point
conversion and a 49-35 cushion.
Oregon (3-1,1-1), which battled from behind all night, got
within seven when Jason Maas connected for his fifth touchdown
pass, a three-yarder to fullback A.J. Jelks.
The Cardinal appeared to put the game away on their next
possession when Mike Mitchell scored from three yards out to
make it 56-42.
Derien Latimer ran three yards for a TD that brought the Ducks
within 56-49, but the verdict was not assured until Stanford
punter Kevin Miller pinned Oregon at the 1-yard line with 18
seconds remaining and defensive end Kailee Wong sacked Maas for
Oregon took the lead early in the first quarter when Maas found
Pat Johnson for a 66-yard score.
Stanford roared back as Hutchinson threw touchdown passes of 23
yards to Walters, nine yards to Jon Ritchie and 80 yards to
The second quarter was just as wild as the first. The Ducks cut
the lead to 21-14 when backup Akili Smith hit Kevin Parker from
35 yards out. Bookman's 67-yard scoring run put the Cardinal
back up by 14 before Hutchinson found Walters again, this time
for a 31-yard score.
Maas brought Oregon back in the final minute of the half,
hitting Tony Hartley for a four-yard score and connecting with
Johnson for a 47-yard TD seven seconds later to cut the lead to
35-28. The second score was set up when Stanford fumbled the
The Cardinal extended the lead to 41-28 in the third quarter on
a pair of field goals by Kevin Miller before Oregon came back
again as Maas found LaCorey Collins for a four-yard score.