November 6, 2012

Grades and Analysis: UO - USC

The Oregon Ducks ran their record to 9-0 on the season with a win over USC in Los Angeles on Saturday with a much-anticipated match-up of the Pac-12's top traditional powers.

Summary Oregon 62 - Colorado 51 B:

Oregon played a great game offensively, but a much less laudable one on defense and special teams. Fortunately, for Duck fans the offense was so spectacular that they overcame the weak performances by the other two units. The Ducks did answer a lot of questions: how would they respond when challenged? What would happen if the defense played poorly when it mattered? How would Marcus Mariota deal with pressure late in the game? The answer to all of those questions was definitely positive. The next question is: will they respond to their signature win this year better than they did last year after the Stanford performance?

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