Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/3/11
UCLA made it close early into the third quarter against Oregon during the debut of the Pac-12 Championship Game, but the Ducks got it rolling and nearly took the Bruins' heads off -- specifically quarterback Kevin Prince's head -- on their way to a 49-31 victory at Autzen Stadium on Friday night. Prince was sacked four times, and the Ducks seemed to be taking target practice on the UCLA junior QB all night long. But I want to focus on one of the shots Prince took in the second quarter that, when I saw the play in real time, I didn't think was a foul. But when I saw the replays, I changed my mind. Here was the situation: UCLA had the ball, third down and 6 at the Oregon 39-yard line with 1:56 left in the second. Oregon led 35-14. Prince dropped back to pass and took a vicious hit from Dion Jordan for a seven-yard loss. This is the type of hit rules-makers on all levels are trying to take out of the game. There is helmet-to-helmet contact on Prince, who is considered a defensele...
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