Trap games often have unifying themes: a week before or after a high-profile game, on the road, against a team that plays a contrasting style.
Check, check and check those boxes for Oregon's matchup with Utah.
The Ducks travel to Salt Lake City one week after a much anticipated and likely emotional showdown with Stanford. Upon their arrival, they'll be welcomed by a raucous Rice-Eccles Stadium crowd and likely some cold weather.
Low temperatures should make hits from Utah's hard-nosed defense sting just a little bit more.
The Utes proved capable of ruining a Pac-12 contender's championship aspirations last October in an upset win over Stanford. The Cardinal would have been in the BCS Championship Game conversation were it not for their loss at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
For Utah, that game is motivation when faced with the conference's favorites in a pivotal 2014 campaign.
"It was electric. I'd love to have that feeling every week," wide receiver Dres Anderson said. "Getting big wins like that for our university would be great."
Utah played Oregon close for a half last season before the Ducks blew the game open with three unanswered touchdowns late in the third quarter.
The Utes defense proved capable of slowing uptempo offense in 2013, holding Arizona State to half of its season average. If Utah could do the same against Oregon, the possibility of the lightning that hit Stanford striking the Ducks is real.