Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/12/12
Trap Game? Not so much. Week 11’s contest against the California Golden Bears has been looked at as a trap game all season long for the Oregon Ducks. Coming off a big win against the USC Trojans, the fear was that the Ducks would be looking ahead to tougher competition, and that they just might struggle in a place that has historically not been kind to them over the past few seasons. Those struggles were apparent early in the contest, but at half time, the Ducks remembered one thing: they’re much, much better than the Golden Bears this season. The Oregon offense showed no signs of complacency in the second half, and the defense was equally motivated to come out and show why they deserve a spot atop the BCS. In a week where No. 1 Alabama fell from the top of the college football world, the Ducks looked as good as ever winning 59-17, and they showed yet again why they are one of the best teams in the entire country. Offensive Game Ball Mariota had a record-setting performance against ...
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