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I'll admit it, I'm afraid


The game this weekend scares me.  Partly for the reasons you are thinking (more on that later), but more importantly for the reasons you are not.

Sure, Oregon controls their own "Bowl That Shall Not Be Named (BTSNBN)" destiny, but so does Arizona.  In fact the only team in the entire wild west Pac 10 that controls it's own destiny other than Oregon, is Arizona, and they get to play at home!  Now this isn't Autzen Stadium domination home field comfort, but I think many will agree with me that Arizona Stadium is not a very friendly place for us to visit, lest we forget...

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There are also more surreptitious reasons for me to be concerned.  On this very blog there was another misguided poll intimating that we fans might be more concerned about Oregon State than Arizona, very similar to before the Stanford game... Are we trying to upset Juju?  There has been a return of The Way We Were posts, also like before Stanford ... Are we tempting fate here?  And last but certainly not least, we have Beaver fans rooting for us!!!!... Is the world coming to an end?

I'm also worried there has been an uptick in the BTSNBN chatter, much like after we dismantled USC.  Columnists are writing about how Oregon has the inside track to the BTSNBN.  Oregon sports writers, radio jockeys, and fans are in a tizzy with the thought of the Civil War victor determining who goes to the BTSNBN.  Could we be overlooking the importance of this week's game?

Finally, for the obvious reasons to be afraid..

Pac 10 Rankings

Oregon

Arizona

Scoring

#1

#5

Scoring Defense

#1

#5

Rushing Offense

#1

#3

Rushing Defense

#5

#3

Passing

#10

#2

Pass Defense

#1

#4

Total Offense

#3

#2

Total Defense

#3

#2

and obviously the most important reason of all

Time of Possession

#9

#2

They have a very good RB in Nic Grigsby, an efficient QB in Nick Foles, a good kick returner in Travis Cobb, we are playing on the road... IS ANY OF THIS STARTING TO SOUND FAMILIAR?!!!!!!!  

So yes, I am afraid.  I am very very afraid.

 

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or the Addicted To Quack Moderators. FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable Oregon fans.

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