At last, a real game. The non-conference season is there for a reason—to let the new team come together and settle in. Work out the kinks, make adjustments, etc.
But the Ducks—even starting a new quarterback—didn't seem to really need the tuneup season. Oregon came out of the starting blocks precisely where they'd left off in January at the Rose Bowl.
The weak non-conference schedule seemed to drag on and on, and fans were hungry for a real game. Bring it on 'Cats!
Alas, while it was a really fun night in rockin' Autzen, the competition wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The question must be asked: Is there any competition out there for this great Ducks team?
There were distinct winners and losers in this important Pac-12 Conference matchup. Here they come.