Could somebody please attempt to explain to me how Oregon managed to win the Sun Bowl?
Oregon, sans quarterback and all-time manly man (for torching Arizona's defense for a 40+ yard touchdown run on a blown ACL) Dennis Dixon, somehow took down the University of South Florida yesterday down in the west Texas town of El Paso, Pac-10 run-up-the-score style, 56-21. Now, if Oregon was full strength, that score could be expected, but with no Dixon, Jeremiah Johnson, Cameron Colvin, Brian Paysinger et al, this shouldn't have been a contest.
Starting the third-string quarterback is never a good sign, especially in a bowl game. Somehow, the Ducks managed to escape whilst doing so. Against the defense that had the one player in the nation who had more tackles for loss than any other player.
I, as a U of O fan (and hopefully, soon to be student, got's everything in line for that) was too scared to watch that game (I was busy making Yale win the Rose Bowl on my Xbox), assuming it to be a massacre, but something says that Oregon just crammed the ball down the middle of the USF defense 30 times with Stewart, crossed their fingers, and prayed for the best. Remind me never to watch another Oregon game ever (and hey, if it protects my eyes from "Lightning Yellow", it's fine by me; God, those uniforms are ugly).