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Stanford football loses control of Pac-12 title chase

Original post made on Nov 16, 2013

Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to play to lift unranked USC past visiting No. 4 Stanford, 20-17, in a Pac-12 Conference football contest on Saturday.

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Posted by duckfan
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:48 am


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Posted by another duckfan
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 17, 2013 at 5:32 am

Too bad, sooooo sad. Oregon will be PAC12 champs.

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Posted by spqr
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

Why are Oregon fans so smug? They couldn't beat half of the southern high schools much less Bama or Florida State.

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Posted by ComptonKid
a resident of Juana Briones School
on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

why does Stanford play so hard just to mess it up for the PAC-12??

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Posted by Duck fan
a resident of Woodside
on Nov 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

Tough loss for Stanford. I was pulling for USC of course but I hope Stanford finishes strong against Cal & ND.

The Ducks aren't guaranteed anything as AZ is always a tough place to play and a rivalry game is never a gimme. If we're fortunate enough to win it doesn't give us the Pac-12 title. That game still needs to be played. ASU/UCLA/USC - neither is a walk over.

I'm a happy Duck fan, but Stanford is legit. Props to them on another solid season.

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Posted by Quack Addict
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Stanford has a national title level Defense but a non-BCS level Offense. Props to them for handing my Ducks a loss again. I have a great deal of respect for the Stanford program and coach Shaw.

As for who will win the PAC12 this year, you'd have to be a bandwagon Duck fan to believe ANY game is a gimme. One game at a time. Is it nice that Oregon now controls their own destiny again? Sure, but where did that get them before playing Stanford? Its why they play the games.

Go Ducks!

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Posted by USC Fan
a resident of Woodside
on Nov 18, 2013 at 1:03 pm

As an SC fan, of course I was delighted by the outcome of the game, but I have nothing but respect for Coach Shaw and the Stanford players.

No Pac 12 team will make it to the BCS Championship game, which is a shame as the PAC 12 is the second best if not the best Division 1 conference.

It's also a brutal conference. It's hard for any team to go undefeated in the Pac 12. I'm looking forward to next year's 4-team playoff system when a Pac 12 team will make the playoffs and whup everybody else. Good days ahead!

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Posted by Chuck
a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Stanford has come up 4 points short of playing in the national title game. If it'd beaten Utah and USC, it would surely be ranked in the top two in the country - given its strength of schedule. But it fell short by 1 point to Utah and 3 to USC. Now it might be playing in the Sun Bowl on December 31. A few inches leads to a mile. Very sad.

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Posted by CAC90
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Agree we came up 4 points short in 2 games, but that makes the situation look too good. Should we have made the national title game, I fear our offense would be shut down (because we don't call easy pass plays or have the reliable QB scramble) and while our defense remains great, it could look like last year's Notre Dame debacle.

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Posted by scott
a resident of another community
on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm

This comment is for duckfan and another duckfan. I love watching Oregon games and you have an excellent program. My suggestion to you and many of your fans- learn how to win with class.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Scott, I guess they don't have to learn to win with class when they lose with so much finesse. It was a pleasure watching the Ducks cook their own goose today.

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