Originally Posted by 00david00
He has a point, playing from behind is what killed Oregon
. Stanford can't use that same power gameplan is they aren't leading, using up over half a quarter on each drive
But yeah stanford took it to em and executed very well. Oregon couldn't stop the run for ****
This. When Oregon got down two scores, I knew it would take a miracle for them to win the game (which they almost got crazy enough). If Oregon scores on those two opening drives...the has a good chance to turn out differently, but if you can't capitalize on touchdowns when you're five yards or less from the goal line, you shouldn't win the game.
Oregon's ability to win games is to build a quick lead and force the opposing team into passing to catch up or to play even for most of the game and then pull away. If Oregon falls behind a team that can run the ball, they have essentially no chance to win the game without crazy plays happening (blocked kick, onside kick, fumble recovery, etc.).
I talked to my dad this morning and he was so heated at DAT. Said that he thinks DAT doesn't focus and doesn't seem to care about fixing his ball security issues. He thinks that DAT is arrogant and isn't always committed to the game or the preparation that it takes to win games. He railed on him for about 10 minutes