Oregon's Avery Patterson was incredulous when asked about the No. 2 Ducks looking beyond Colorado this Saturday and toward USC next weekend.
The junior safety echoed coach Chip Kelly's insistence that every game is a Super Bowl for undefeated Oregon.
''Why wouldn't you want your next game to be your best game? Why wouldn't you want to improve? Why wouldn't you want to do as best as you can?'' Patterson asked.
Both Kelly and Colorado coach Jon Embree are keeping their teams focused on the immediate future for different reasons. Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12 ) is angling for another national championship bid, while the Buffaloes (1-6, 1-3) are trying to remain positive against a big opponent in the midst of a disappointing season.
''We're determined, we're not giving up. A lot of people may talk bad about us, just because of our record,'' Colorado freshman tight end Vincent Hobbs said. ''Our record doesn't speak for us, we think. We know what we're doing, we know our game plan. We know ...