Can Oregon beat Bama for the NC?
Just want to get some opinions outside of Duckland here.
When Oregon lost to Auburn, we were one mistake and a lucky play away from being NC. That and the fact we could NOT stop Fairley.
When we lost to LSU, DAT (De'Anthony Thomas) had a couple of "Freshman fumbles" otherwise we would've won that game.
My personal opinion on the matter is that if the Ducks play an outstanding game, we have a good shot at winning. If Mariota can keep a handle on the ball, Barner rumbles for first downs and we get a few big plays from DAT, I can see us winning by possibly even double digits. Our defensive is MUCH better than the prior two years, our DL has the size to match up with SEC size. We have the hammer himself Colt Lylerla (6'5 250lb TE/RB) that can smash up the gut when we need those tough yards.
The only thing that worries me is how perfect or near perfect of a game Oregon would have to play to win. Especially with a RS Frosh QB, as good as he is. Alabama has a lot more room for mistakes, however when they do make mistakes it'll be absolutely critical that we capitalize on them.