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5 takeaways from Ducks’ disastrous and embarrassing collapse to Oregon State Beavers

With just under 20 minutes of game-time left on the clock, things felt like a dream for the Oregon Ducks. They were leading the rival Oregon State Beavers by a score of 31-10, and had seemingly just put the game away with a field goal from Camden Lewis to make it a three-score game. A win would have cemented their place in the Pac-12 Championship Game, and an opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl.

That dream turned into a nightmare quickly.

Over the next 19 minutes on the clock, Oregon State rushed for 4 touchdowns and completed one of the most insane comebacks in the history of the rivalry formerly known as the Civil War.

It all but ended Oregon’s chances at making it to the Pac-12 title game, barring a win from Washington State over Washington on Saturday night. It also left a sour taste in the mouth of everyone wearing green and yellow throughout the nation.

What followed after the game was best described as hectic.

While fans stormed the field in Reser Stadium, Oregon DL D.J. Johnson allegedly punched someone in the back of the head. Not 20 minutes later, it was reported that Oregon offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham would be accepting the head coaching job for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Not long after that, WR Chase Cota declared that he planned to play in Oregon’s bowl game, and QB Bo Nix danced around questions about his future in Eugene, or Tempe, or the NFL.

You get all of that?

If your head isn’t swimming, mine certainly is. As I try to parse through all of the news, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest takeaways from the game on Saturday.

Run Defense was Non-Existent

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Oregon’s defense has been spotty this season, to put it nicely. However, one of the things that they were best at on that side of the batt was stopping the run, where they ranked No. 19 in the…


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