Breaking up is hard to do: Goodbye, Arizona State
As Oregon flies through its final season in the Pac-12, The I-5 Corridor pays respect to the opponents the Ducks face for the final time as conference foes.
They just had to finish in Tempe, didn’t they?
The Oregon Ducks’ last road game of the Pac-12 era might seem like a blip on the radar for outsiders. The No. 6 team in the country playing against a team that lost 55-3 to Utah two weeks ago doesn’t exactly send chills down the “upset” spine.
Oregon fans should know better. Tempe is where more Pac-12 chaos has happened than any city outside of the Palouse. In some cases, that’s led to some of the most thrilling individual games in Oregon history (more on that later).
In others, it’s led to absolute heartbreak.
This week, it’s the Ducks versus the Sun Devils in a game Oregon’s favored to win by 23.5 points, featuring an Arizona State coach who is very familiar with the way Dan Lanning goes about his business.
We’re not predicting an upset here. These Ducks are too good for that.
But we have seen far too much go down in the desert to know better than to take this game lightly.
Buckle up, Oregon fans. It’s time to say…
Goodbye, Arizona State
A great moment for Oregon
All right, gather around, boys and girls.
Vernon Adams Jr. has a confession to make.
When we were talking last week about his career resurgence with the BC Lions, the former Oregon quarterback and I started talking about that 2015 Arizona State game.
You know the one.