At the beginning of Fall Camp this was the game everyone circled. Oregon at Stanford. The rematch of the Ducks' only loss last season, an imperfect storm of a game where The Cardinal played well and the Ducks were uncharacteristically flat, out of synch and tight, making critical errors and taking the short end of every bounce and bobble. Stanford played a physical game and the pace, tempo and character of the game were perfect for what they try to do. They got key stops. They executed in the clutch. They schemed and tackled brilliantly and deserved to win.
All the Ducks could do was rebound, make a BCS bowl and finish second in the country. A good season, but a few inches and a handful of plays from a perfect one.
Gotta get it: Like most Duck fans, Cosmo wants another shot at The Tree.
Marcus Mariota and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu say they have a chip on their shoulder from last year's only loss. The Ducks feel that Stanford didn't get their best shot last season. Indeed, the last tim...