Championship weekend gives Ducks hope, then crushes it with Spartan upset

duckstexasapphotoThe once-lucky Ducks got a couple of dominoes to fall just right, but then reality stepped in with a BCS busting of their January 1 dreams Saturday night.

Michigan State upset Ohio State in the Big 10 Championship, a result that probably shuts Oregon out of the BCS bowls.

Steering toward a rematch: the last time Oregon met Texas, the Ducks castrated the Longhorns 35-30, behind a four-touchdown night by Joey Harrington in the 2000 Holiday Bowl. The two teams are likely to square off again in the Alamo Bowl December 30th, as the Ducks didn’t do enough to earn a BCS bid, faltering in November (AP photo,


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