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Here is my Sunday column from Saturday night’s Stanford-Oregon showdown. As you know, Stanford lost — got blown out — 53-30, and it happened in Stanford’s house. Ouch. The Cardinal lost more than just a game. They lost standing, stature, you name it, on many fronts. That’s how much was riding on this game. Andrew Luck lost standing, too. To read my column on the implications of the loss for Stanford please click here.

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  1. Stan

    Andy hasnt’ been Andrew for two weeks now. High passes..like I said in the other post Simms got into his head. Too obvious he’s trying to throw harder..and they are sailing high.
    But Shaw’s game plan was weak..too many 3 and outs because Stanford ran first down for short gains,and did nothing to throw off Oregons flow when the Ducks got the ball.
    And last-Stanford recievers are slow,dropped passes that DID hit them perfectly..even one Andy INT was an easy catch the Stanford kid bobbled..and Oregon ran back.
    BUT-That Simm’s thing..Andy hasn’t been right ever since that came out..

    November 13th, 2011 9:40 am

  2. Neal

    While Luck didnot play well, his receivers were horrendous and hidous, as they said back in the day, they really had butter fingers. I always thought they were in the top 5 teams in the country, pretty good for the high standards of being accepted at the school. Also winning the Heisman is almost a bad curse of having a good NFL career.

    November 13th, 2011 9:56 am

  3. Threeputt

    And, where was the defense? After the first series they may not have been on the field, perhaps they were a hologram. There is no reason Oregon should be able to do an end-around run, with NO lead blockers, and make 20 yards. Doing that over and over was mind-boggling. Defensive scouting and coaching was abysmal.

    November 13th, 2011 10:38 am

  4. B-Rad

    SPEED KILLS

    November 13th, 2011 11:55 am

  5. NeverWrong

    It wasn’t the Cardinal’s night. And Oregon is that good, or that fast anyway. I think Oklahoma will clobber OSU, Stanford will clobber whichever team it plays in a bowl, after tough wins over turbo-motivated Cal and Notre Dame, and Georgia will make LSU look mortal. The rankings before and after the bowls will be chatter-fodder supreme.

    November 13th, 2011 8:15 pm

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