Stanford slips on the field, loses winning streak

Stanford head coach David Shaw, right, walks the sidelines in front of quarterback Andrew Luck, left, against Oregon in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

November 12, 2011 8:43:12 PM PST
LaMichael James ran for 146 yards and three touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon sprinted past third-ranked Stanford 53-30 on Saturday night, giving Andrew Luck's Heisman Trophy campaign a blemish and taking a giant step toward hosting the inaugural Pac-12 championship.

James ran for scores from 1, 4 and 58 yards and had Stanford (9-1, 7-1) defenders slipping all over a slick field. The Ducks (9-1, 7-0) ended the nation's best winning streak at 17 games -- which the Cardinal began after a loss in Eugene more than a year ago -- and can clinch the league's North Division crown over Stanford with a win in one of their final two games.

Luck threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions and a fumble. Stanford had five total turnovers.