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Can Oregon beat Bama for the NC?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by spolcyc, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. spolcyc

    spolcyc Member

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    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.
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    To early to tell. I can't even say that either of these teams are good enough to be playing for the National Championship just yet.
  3. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    No. Oregon's got a great team and I love to watch them, but nobody is going to beat Bama this year.
  4. JackWagon

    JackWagon Well-Known Member

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    Alabama will be favored ... by a lot ... in every game they play this year.
  5. spolcyc

    spolcyc Member

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    By no means am I assuming that both teams will make it to the NC game. Oregon still has USC presumably twice, along with Stanford and the civil war which OSU always plays us hard. Bama still has to navigate the SEC gauntlet as well. I do think that these will be the two top ranked teams come the end of the season though.
  6. Lazyking

    Lazyking Active Member

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    No...........
  7. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    Don't get your hopes up. Bama's defense will shut them down and SEC offenses always play much better against non-SEC defenses.
  8. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    It is my opinion the Pac 12's best are second fiddle to the SEC and Big 12's best.
  9. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Oregon has speed. Alabama has speed, strength, and size
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    The SEC is just brutal including physicality if that's a word. I think Oregon is faster but can't stay with the top SEC teams. If they got up enough to get them out of their normal game they could very well outscore someone. Anyone.
  11. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Alabama's IR list is growing weekly. They're down to 3 tailbacks, Eddy Lacy and 2 freshmen as their only scholarship TBs. They also lost receiver DeAndrew White last week.

    Conjecture on either 1 of them making it to a BCS championship w/ 3/4 of the season left, much less against each other, is rather presumptuous.
  12. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I'm not from Oregon. But I like the ducks a lot. My best friend is from Eugene and over the years has swayed me into rooting for them. However, I do not see any way they can hang w bama.
  13. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    Neither of them will be in the National Championship.
  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Oregon is going to need a couple of teams to lose to even get a shot. Florida State, LSU, and Georgia would all most likely be ranked ahead of Oregon based on strength of schedule if all en up undefeated.

    Heck, even Notre Dame, Texas,and K-State could make a legit argument to be in the game if they can run the table.
  15. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    nope,alabama will be champions again.
  16. spolcyc

    spolcyc Member

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    There is no way FSU would be ranked ahead of Oregon if both ran the table. Have you looked at FSU's remaining schedule? They play #10 Florida and thats it.

    Georgia plays #6 SC and #10 Florida. I personally think Georgia will lose to SC and be out of the picture.

    If Southern Carolina runs the table beating a #5 #4 #10 and #15 I could see them posing a threat...but they would lose in the SEC championship game.

    Same situation for LSU, cannot beat Alabama, period.

    Oregon plays (as of now) #13 USC, #14 Or St. which I see running the table and potentially being a top 10 team by the time they face off, #18 Stanford, and presumably #13 USC again in the Pac 12 championship game.

    While I think Oregon needs to do a little more in the out of conference scheduling, I think an easy OOC schedule this year was wise after Boise St and LSU.
  17. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    So Saban will just sign a few more players next week?
  18. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    People are going to hate this by if Notre dame wns out they will for sure play in the national championship game. They beat Mich St and Michigan and have to play USC Stanford and Oklahoma.

    I hope my bulldogs win out and surprise bama in the sec
  19. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    yes, they can. Team A can beat Team B and vice versa.....as both teams have the ability to win on any given day. Now, if you ask me, if the two meet, who do you feel will win, I say Alabama. Although, Bama doesn't seem as strong running the ball as they did the last few years. That has a lot to do with Ingram and Richardson being in the NFL now, as well as some of their OL. Still, I feel the one team that has the best shot to beat Alabama is Alabama.

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