Oregon Football: Winners and Losers Against Colorado

Nathan LoweryCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2012

Oregon Football: Winners and Losers Against Colorado

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    Any college football fan who enjoys high-scoring, one-sided games must have thought they were in paradise when Oregon demolished Colorado 70-14 on Saturday.

    The Ducks starters would actually leave the game with 6:16 left in the first half, up 49-0, which actually caused Colorado to have the games leading rusher, Christian Powell, with 121 yards.

    Oregon would, however, outgain the Buffaloes with 617 yards of total offense, 425 on the ground to Colorado's 245.

Winner: Bryan Bennett

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    Playing in mop-up duty, Bennett went 4-of-4 passing for 56 yards while also rushing for another 73 yards on 10 carries for three touchdowns.

    Bennett has struggled with turnovers a lot when he enters the game on mop-up duty, so it was nice to see him have a 100 percent completion percentage and not throw an interception.

Loser: Dion Jordan

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    Jordan, arguably Oregon's best defensive player, left the game with a shoulder injury during the second quarter.

    Jordan was helped by team trainers into the locker room after the injury, and we're unsure of how badly he is hurt and how much time he could miss.

    The injury could be a big hit, especially with Tony Washington, Jordan's backup, not playing with for an undisclosed reason.

Winner: De'Anthony Thomas

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    Do I even need to write anything here? Just watch the video and it'll explain how Thomas finally got back on the right track after having a couple off games of late.

Loser: Kenjon Barner's Heisman Chances

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    Despite how amazing his performance against Colorado was, because he left the game early, Barner did not pile up the stats that make Heisman voters drool.

    Knowing Barner from interviews and from the mentality Chip Kelly has instilled in all of his players, I can easily say that Barner couldn't care less about the Heisman Trophy, but it is something to take note of.

Winner: Nike

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    How about that uniform combination?

    I'm hard-pressed to say what's better, the all black with carbon helmets or the green apple from the opener against Arkansas State.

    Kudos to Nike for continuing to make the marriage between the fashion world and football world work.

Loser: Colorado

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    Does this need an explanation?

    The Buffaloes were down 56-0 at halftime and ended up losing the game 70-14, while giving up more than 600 yards of total offense.

    Downright embarrassing.

Loser: Darragh O'Neill

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    Anyone else notice O'Neill, Colorado's punter, get absolutely bulldozed by Avery Patterson on Thomas' 73-yard punt return?

    Even I felt bad for the sophomore after that hit.