For some strange reason I never thought the Ducks were out of the game. It’s not a brag, but a reflection of how much had changed in 3+ games.
If Mari were running the show, I prob would have turned it off after the 3rd.
But Dilly had the O moving all game.
And there’s no question that the Ducks have more quality depth than the Cougs.
So I kept the faith that we could/should win the 4th quarter. (Mari wouldn’t have scored 29 points in the whole game, let alone in less than a quarter.)
But those are just the logical reasons. There’s also just something different about the way this team plays.
They carry themselves differently. They make mistakes but don’t implode. They just do their business. They seem to be channeling different emotions.
This new culture is led by DL, but the tragedy of Spencer Webb has surely changed the outlook.
Both Utah and tOSU had 2 of their best seasons after losing teammates.
I know I would be extra motivated to play every second of every game my friend couldn’t play in.