No. 8 Stanford (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12) at Oregon State (6-1, 4-0), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Stanford by 4 1/2.
Series record: Stanford leads 51-24-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Stanford looks to continue its rebound from a disappointing upset loss to Utah two weeks ago, a stretch that began with a 24-10 victory over then-No. 9 UCLA last weekend and moves on to No. 2 Oregon after the stop in Corvallis. The Beavers have improved steadily since their upset loss to lower-tier Eastern Washington in the season opener. The Cardinal have won the last three meetings with Oregon State, and four of the last five.
Oregon State's passing attack against Stanford's pass defense. The Beavers have the nation's top-ranked passing offense, averaging just over 442 yards a game, led by the dynamic duo of quarterback Sean Mannion and receiver Brandin Cooks. The Cardinal are allowing opponents an average of 247.1 passing yards a game. In Stanford's lone loss, Utes quarterback Travis Wilson threw for 234 yards and two scores.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Stanford: SS Jordan Richards is the reigning Pac-12 defensive player of the week, after he intercepted two passes and broke up another against UCLA. Both of the interceptions set up Stanford touchdowns. Look for Richards to be active against Oregon's State's passing attack.
Oregon State: WR Cooks leads all FBS-level receivers with 10.9 catches and 168 receiving yards per game, as well as 12 touchdown receptions.
FACTS & FIGURES
Mannion has thrown for 350 or more yards in a school record seven straight games. ... Mannion has thrown for a total of 974 yards in two straight games, breaking Cal quarterback Pat Barnes' record mark of 938 in 1996. ... Stanford's last two Pac-12 losses have come on the road to an unranked opponent, in 2012 at Washington and this season at Utah. ... The Cardinal is 34-7 in Pac-12 play over the last four-plus seasons. ... Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney has four games this season with 100 or more yards rushing, becoming the eighth player in school history with four or more. ... Last season Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns in Stanford's come-from-behind 27-23 victory at home over the Beavers.