1. A more efficient, explosive Anthony Brown
This kind of goes along with the fast start portion of this list as an efficient and explosive version of Anthony Brown would go a long way for Oregon. If he comes out firing and making big plays with his arm and legs, Oregon will almost surely race out to a quick lead and have an impressive first half to control the game.
Brown had a decent game against Cal, but he just couldn’t finish drives consistently and that’s been a problem all year long. He can pick up the yardage (288 total yards vs. Cal), but sometimes it takes too long for him to get Oregon down to the red zone, putting six points on the board.
Mario Cristobal has said that Brown is his guy and he doesn’t plan on making a change at quarterback and if that’s the case, we need to see more out of Brown.
Accuracy improved against Cal as he completed 20-of-28 passes, but he needs to work on the other areas of his game as well, such as down-and-distance awareness and efficiency.
A more explosive and efficient Brown will likely mean more dominant wins.