Before you know it, the Oregon football team will have a chance to avenge its 2012 loss to the Stanford Cardinal (17-14 in OT).
Will the Ducks be up to the challenge of knocking off the Pac-12 Conference champion?
In a word, yes.
It’s a shame that the two teams who are the current cream of the crop in the Pac-12 Conference, by virtue of the final AP Poll, are in the same division. The Ducks, as they learned this year in one painful weekend, have to go through a very tough, talented Stanford team to accomplish their lofty goals.
The beauty of college football is that dozens of things change every year: It is never static. With that in mind, here are five reasons why the outcome of the Oregon vs. Stanford game will be different in 2013.