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Eyes of Nation Turn to Stanford vs. Oregon



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    PALO ALTO, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Stanford Cardinal fans cheer for their team as during warms up before their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Stanford Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Television sets nationwide will be tuned in to the Stanford game this week, as college football's marquee matchup of top ten teams is No. 9 Stanford at No. 4 Oregon in Eugene in the nationally televised college football game of the week Saturday at 5 p.m. PDT.

    Television sets nationwide will also be adjusted, kicked, and fine-tuned as viewers are confounded by Oregon's funky uniforms.

    Stanford vs. Oregon is the ESPN College GameDay game, so Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, and Erin Andrews will be on hand providing Stanford-Oregon previews and analysis throughout the day. So you know what that means.

    That means Lee Corso will have to find a way to put a tree on his head if he picks Stanford to win the game.

    With Andrew Luck at quarterback, Stanford has been averaging an astonishing 48 points per game this season.

    This is the first time that Stanford and Oregon will have ever played with both teams being ranked nationally in the top ten.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who only watches ESPN College GameDay for the signs in the background.