This whole "hostile environment" thing has worked out pretty well for the Oregon football team over the past few years.
The Ducks haven't lost a true road game since the 2009 season, an impressive feat no matter how you look it. (Though it's fair to note that playing LSU in Dallas was hardly a neutral site contest.)
Will that trend continue in 2013?
If you look at the slate of away games, the first inclination you might have would be to say "yes," unless you are a Stanford fan.
But despite Oregon's road success, playing away from the friendly confines of Autzen Stadium rarely means a relaxing Saturday for fans. Be confident all you want (and you have plenty of reason to be), but the team better show up and be ready to play ball if it hopes to escape those hostile environments with W's.
Out of the five road games on the schedule for next season, here are the three (with a bonus fourth!) that could present major challenges to another run at the BCS title.
Note: Sorry Colorado, you didn't make the cut for toughest away games. But I will say Folsom Field is a great place to catch a game!