Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/5/12
It was late in the third quarter of the Oregon Ducks' sensational 62-51 win over the USC Trojans Saturday night at the LA Coliseum that my dad made the following observation about the game. This showdown, in more ways than one, represented a race - USC was a fast runner, but a runner that was always trailing five yards behind the Oregon. The Ducks jumped out to a little lead, and no matter how fast or how hard those Trojans tried, they just couldn't catch the Ducks. The observation was dead-on. USC was really, really good Saturday night. With an offense peppered with players who will play on Sundays at the most important positions, the Trojans put up 52 on one of the better defenses in the country with ease. For the most part, USC played with poise, pride, and skill. But they were nowhere near the Ducks. Oregon was just too good - five yards ahead of the home team all night long. While Ducks title competitors Notre Dame and Alabama looked like they were playing offense inside a 2...
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