1. This was a fairly sleepy win
Let’s be frank here, Oregon was never in danger of losing to Stony Brook on Saturday night. Sure, the game was 10-7 at one point and just 17-7 in favor of the Ducks at halftime, but it was just a case of them not rising to the occasion against a lackluster FCS opponent.
Could Oregon have poured it on Stony Brook for 60 minutes, winning by 50-60 points? Absolutely, but it felt like there was a little bit of a hangover from the Ohio State win.
That’s what you have to worry about after a huge win: how will your team respond?
A lot of the time, an emotional win on the road against a top team is followed up with a sleepy game against an inferior opponent and that was the case with Oregon against Stony Brook.
Fortunately, the Ducks got to face an FCS team after taking down Ohio State so the hangover didn’t burn them, but they have to be more focused moving forward.