Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/26/12
Good old fashioned rivalry The Oregon Ducks needed a bounce-back performance following last week’s debacle against the Stanford Cardinal, and that’s exactly what they got against their in-state rival, the Oregon State Beavers. Oregon State allowed the Ducks to take the first offensive possession, and the team from Eugene took full advantage with a 42-yard run from Marcus Mariota for the first score of the game. Back-and-forth would be the story of this game early, as neither team was able to truly establish momentum; but it always slightly in Oregon’s favor, as they held a 10-point advantage leading into the second half. We all knew heading into this contest that the Beavers would look to throw, and throw deep; and that’s exactly what happened to begin the third quarter—a quarter that would prove to be the most physical 15 minutes of football the Ducks have played all season. This was a chippy rivalry game, which is why the final score doesn’t tell the whole story, but Oregon was able to
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