Saturday, December 4, 2010

Good Luck Ducks, Week 14: Civil War for The Natty

Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of year again. It's time for the 114th edition of the Civil War. There's a little something at stake this year called the national championship game for Oregon, while Oregon State is trying to just become bowl eligible. A loss would be devastating to the Ducks, still ranked #1 in all of the land but once again #2 in the BCS because of surly computers. Even though Oregon would find themselves in the Rose Bowl, usually the ultimate destination for any Pac-10 or Big Ten team, it would go down in the books as an extreme disappointment.

I don't see a Duck loss happening on Saturday. It would not shock me... nothing is shocking in a rivalry game, especially this one. Oregon is just so much better at so many positions. I call on the power of Dino Philyaw to bring Mighty Oregon home to a win over the pesky Beavers and a birth in the Big Number One Super Game. Philyaw caught the winning TD pass in Oregon's breakthrough win in 1994, putting icing on the cake of a Rose Bowl birth already sewn up with a USC loss earlier in the afternoon. I read an article today that talked about how he's good buddies with OSU's QB from that big game, Don Shanklin. What a name! Don Shanklin.

Oh yes, and The Natty? That's Cliff Harris for you. I would love a Cliff Harris TD at Reser Stadium on Saturday.

Game time is 12:30 PST in Corvallis on ABC. If you don't watch, you have no soul.


Derek said...

Go Ducks!!!

Mariner1 said...

As a Husky fan, I have to say go Beavs! And let's hope the Huskies can beat WSU to make 6-6 and go to a bowl game.