Copyright Andrew Shurtleff
It has now been two weekends of glorious college football, and there have been more than just this season’s fair share of early upsets and surprises – none more shocking than Wazzu taking down the mighty Trojans in the Coliseum, without scoring an offensive touchdown (I still can’t believe it, honestly). With all of the early surprises and shakeups, the question I seek to answer is: Can anyone on the Ducks’ schedule keep up with our torrid pace or slow us down enough to beat us? The answer, in my opinion, is a clear “No!”
Everyone is continuing to point to the Thursday night clash with Stanford, November 7, but I just think the Cardinal won’t have enough firepower to beat us again this season. While Kevin Hogan should be improved, they lost a few picecs on the defensive side of the ball and their best offensive weapon in Stepfan Taylor. Who is going to take the pressure off the shoulders of Kevin Hogan when we have scored two early touchdowns to take the lead?
What I am trying to get at, is that there is no one on the Ducks’ schedule who has either a potent enough offense to keep pace with us, or a dominant enough defense to completely shut us down, like Stanford did last year. After watching the game against Virginia last weekend, I am thoroughly convinced that we are headed toward an undefeated season. The only thing standing in our way is – ourselves.