Put the 116th Civil War in a time capsule and bury it. With everything at stake, this one ended up being just another Ducks' clinic. If you're counting, that's five straight for the Ducks.
The Oregon Ducks win it 48-24, and keep alive their chances at, well, everything. Depending on outcomes later Saturday and what the silly BCS computers do on Sunday, Oregon could still be headed to the BCS National Championship Game in Miami on Jan. 7, the Rose Bowl or possibly the Fiesta Bowl.
The Oregon State Beavers will also go bowling somewhere, most likely the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. If you had asked Beaver fans last summer if the Beavers would become bowl eligible in 2012, most would have said "probably not." So, while the Civil War outcome was a disappointment to Beaver Nation, this season still has to be considered a success for OSU.
This game was highly instructive and taught us much. Here's what I learned.