Football: Oregon scores 43 points in 18+ minutes vs. ASU, then falls to No. 4 in BCS computer

What do you imagine Oregon feels like it has to do Saturday against Colorado to impress the BCS computer after the Ducks fell from No. 3 to 4 in this week’s ratings?

How about a 70-0 win?

Think that’s far-fetched? The system has basically encouraged them to do just that.

All Oregon did this past week was roll up a 43-7 lead over Arizona State barely 3 1/2 minutes into the second quarter. Yet, the Ducks fell behind Kansas State in the latest BCS rankings, after the Wildcats routed West Virginia.

It was really no problem for the Ducks when Alabama and Florida both debuted ahead of Oregon in the BCS rankings because one of the two SEC schools eventually has to lose. Now there’s another variable involved. Now Oregon’s path to the national championship game is more complicated.

Of course, all this could have been avoided except that K-State backed out of a once-scheduled game this season against Oregon.

Here’s Oregon’s remaining regular-season schedule: vs. Colorado, at USC, at Cal, vs. Stanford, at Oregon State.

Here’s K-State’s remaining regular-season schedule: vs. Texas Tech, vs. Oklahoma State, at TCU, at Baylor, vs. Texas.

Jeff Faraudo

  • milo

    Poor freakin’ Oregon. Man do I feel sorry for those guys. I guess Nike money can’t buy everything.

    Lets hope the NCAA comes down on those mothers.

  • Rocko

    What does Oregon have to do Saturday? Play and beat U$C on the road. If they score 70 points on Colorado it won’t matter. USC scored 50 against them.

  • rollonubears

    Why do we have to wait 2 more years for the freaking plus 1 model?

  • rollonubears

    I don’t understand what happened in that oregon game. Did they let up, or did asu step up. The second team was not in there in the second quarter. No way. I think Oregon just got shot down after that amazing burst. They should have scored at least two more TDs, and we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

  • Juancho

    Why hasnt cal used any throw back or unveiled new uniforms this year ?

    We havent even worn the all whites.

  • Batmansf

    Actually, the computers aren’t allowed to take margin of victory into consideration. The human polls already have Oregon ranked no. 2, so their BCS ranking is entirely based on the computer rankings, which penalize them for a soft early schedule. In fact several of the computers have them ranked behind the Beavers, who have played a much tougher schedule.

  • Eric


    Oregon completely let up at the start of the second half – all second and third team guys. Oregon was down 7-0 following a fumble on the first drive. 18 minutes later, they were winning 43-7. They easily could have scored 70 points if they wanted to, and ASU knows it.

  • Beastmode

    The computer polls have Alabama at #3, Oregon at #7. Tell me again why we have computer polls which are dictated by politics rather than accuracy?

  • 1brsfan

    Actually the margin of victory is considered in a round about way. The BCS formula takes into account points scored and points allowed as a total. By choosing not to run up the score and putting in 2nd and 3rd stringers they’re affecting both of those stats.

  • Richard Williams

    Two reasons they deserve to be where they are: Arkansas State and Tennessee Tech. Gimme a break! Compare that to ND’s schedule and I think they should be behind the Irish too.

  • Dan

    Milo, classy as usual. Seriously, why exactly do we hope the NCAA comes down on Oregon? They’re doing exactly what illegally? Jealousy and envy are pathetic.

    I say good for the Ducks- they’ve built a better mousetrap, they’re super aggressive and play to win. They are doing everything right. The Ducks are everything that Tedford’s Cal Bears are not. I admire and respect the heck of what Chip Kelly and the Ducks continue to accomplish and how they go about doing it. I am not going to take some pious, elitist high ground that somehow Cal does it in so much of a moral fashion than Cal. Pul-leeze.

    Milo, I’ve read hundreds upon hundreds of your posts here and on Wilner’s blog. Stacking your posts up, most are as lame and taunting as Moron’s are That’s some company to keep.

  • milo

    Dan welcome you Furd Turd. Now go be a good robber baron and rip someone off you 1% popturd.

  • Dan

    Milo- point proven. Low class, no class. Go back to Wilner and troll every non Cal fan there like you have done for years. Maybe you can wrangle an invite to Moron’s basement and discover how much you have in common.

    You may have a rooting interest in Cal, but that’s all you have in common with the majority of classy, articulate Cal grads and fans here. You’re just embarrassing.

  • Adubble

    Fuq what they did to Colorado. I’m more worried about what they are gonna do to us. Did you see that team on Saturday. Pathetic!!