Every year, college football teams across America end up losing a game that they should have won. They were the favorite, yet they fell into a trap game and lost.
A nice thing about the “Win the Day” mantra in the Oregon Ducks football program is that every game is treated like a championship; whether it is Missouri State or Missouri, the Ducks are always prepared for a brawl.
And for good reason—trap games are everywhere.
Did anyone predict Louisiana-Monroe beating Arkansas? How about Western Kentucky over Kentucky? Stanford toppling No. 1 USC three weeks into the season? Or how about Washington beating the Cardinal the very next week?
Like I said, trap games are everywhere.
In 2013, Oregon will have to deal with playing some very good teams, or playing far away from home; these games could end up being trap games for the Ducks.