Last Saturday, USC suffered an upset against Arizona. They lost 39-36 and gave up 588 total yards (most of the season so far). With Oregon’s offense humming on all cylinders and blowing out the Pac-12 so far, are you worried that the Ducks may go into the game overconfident?
Mike: I don’t think Oregon will enter this game overconfident at all because of what happened last season in Eugene. Chip Kelly would be wise to hype this game as a business trip; take care of business and everything is still in front of them. Also, Southern Cal will play as a wounded animal because their goals shrink by the week so I believe that will push the Ducks.
Joe: I don’t think Oregon is going to underestimate the team that really gave them a big blow last season. USC isn’t going to be underestimated by the team, but there is a reason to be concerned about USC suddenly going off after a loss.
Ricky: Not at all. If you look at Mariota’s comments, you will see that he and the Ducks did not look past Colorado when they played the Buffs this week. I feel the Ducks will come out and treat the Trojans like they should. Will the Ducks win? Yes, but they will not go easy on USC this week.
Raymond: The Ducks won’t go into the game overconfident because as we’ve seen in the Pac-12 all year you never know what’s going to happen. If they want to remain in the BCS National Championship picture they have to win this game.
The Autzen Zoo staff includes lead editor Brian Spaen along with staff writers Joe Soriano, Mike Vamosi, Raymond Mencke, Jr., and Ricky Widmer.