Someone forgot to tell New Mexico not to play at Oregon in early September.
Coming into the game, Oregon was a blistering 16-1 in home openers the last 17 years. Simply said, the Ducks are almost unstoppable when it comes to their opening game.
Looking ahead, in those same 17 years, the Ducks are a mere .500 in their first road game of the season. The Ducks, who look to be a championship caliber team this season, can ill afford an early season loss. A win next week at Tennessee would go a long way to silence the still large number of Pac-10 critics.