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Sav'ell Smalls had some advice toward the end of Washington's upset of Oregon that we here at The I-5 Corridor might just take to heart
EUGENE — After Noah Whittington’s foot slipped and fourth-and-1 became first-and-10 for the Huskies and a game that seemed like it would never end finally saw the light, Washington defender Sav’ell Smalls skipped up and down the Washington sideline locked in a battle with seemingly each of the 58,756 Oregon fans who filled Autzen Stadium on a November night none of them will ever forget.
“Shut the fuck up!” Smalls raged, over and over and over and over again.
No. 24 Washington won 37-34, ending No. 6 Oregon’s College Football Playoff bid, ending Bo Nix’s Heisman campaign and ending any sense of superiority anyone south of the border may have felt toward their Seattle brethren. The Huskies knocked off a top 10 Oregon team for the first time in program history and did it in the simplest way possible: They beat the snot out of Oregon’s defense.
“We made more mistakes at the end of the game that hurt us,” Oregon coach Dan Lanning said. “That game falls 100 percent on me. We shot ourselves in the foot a few times.”
It looked more like a knee for Nix, but that’s besides the point.