The 2012 Oregon football program only lost one game all year. However, that one loss, a three-point defeat in overtime to fellow Pac-12 powerhouse Stanford, kept the Ducks out of the BCS National Championship Game, as well as the Rose Bowl.
Despite Alabama’s one loss, the Ducks were forced to watch as the Tide hoisted yet another crystal football – and then watch the Cardinal smell the Roses.
For Oregon fans it hurt, but last season’s disappointments can begin to be rectified with a dominating performance against rival Stanford in a Thursday night, nationally televised showcase game.
If all of that isn’t enough to get you pumped, hopefully this hype video does the trick.