1. Oregon passes yet another pesky test
When I looked at the schedule at the beginning of the year, I saw this matchup at Washington as a potential loss for Oregon but with the opposite direction that these two teams have been trending in this season, Saturday’s Duck win was more than expected.
Still, anything can happen in a rivalry game.
Washington came out and started hot, taking a 9-3 lead early on, but Oregon fired back to take a 24-9 lead and then it was within a score before a late safety made it a 10-point game. The Ducks came out on top in this rivalry game for a third straight time and this rivalry has been dominated by Oregon since 2004 as Washington has only two wins in that span.
So after beating Washington, Oregon continues to prove that it can win these pesky road tests and there’s one more on the schedule that may be worrisome.
The Ducks took care of Ohio State, UCLA, and now Washington and Utah is the last true test on the schedule, but this team has been focused ever since that Stanford loss.
Oregon isn’t playing down to opponents anymore.