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What do You Want More, a Win Over Georgia or Utah?

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This is a choice between the same bike, but which color. So invert the question. Which team do I not want the ducks to lose to. Utah. The ducks have to beat Utah.

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Utah? Hah! Sure, they've been doing OK for several years now, but soon enough they can go the bottom of the Pac-12 next to Oregon St. and Colorado where they belong. Georgia is an SEC powerhouse with prestige. An Oregon win over Georgia in Georgia would be massive. Utah? I don't think about them at all.

 

 

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Overtime game in Atlanta and let the end result be. Kick the living 💩 out of the Utes. Then onto Embarrassing Trojan man in Vegas. Am I just being greedy?

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First game of the season, against the defending champs; their DC is now the head coach of the Ducks! How could I not want the Ducks win that game more than any game they've played before? So, right now I want the W over Georgia.

 

But as the season moves on the Ducks need to build on that win. I want to take care of the Cougars in the Palouse, and then I want it to be 1990 again when BYU comes into Autzen! After that, I think UCKA will be pretty good next season, so I definitely want a W over them, take care of the annoying other games, and then welcome Utah, who absolutely left a bad taste in our mouths last season...and hope to see them again in the Championship game!

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Is this question binary, in that you only get to pick one win while the other is a loss??

 

IF that's what's being asked, then the answer for me is simple:  Lose to GA and beat Utah.

 

If the Ducks beat GA, then go on to lose to Utah, that would be MADDENING (like last year) since my expectations would be programmed for the Ducks to run the table in the P12 if they beat GA.

 

However, if the Ducks lose close to GA, as expected, then a win against Utah would likely mean the Ducks had a near-perfect year and are trending up heading into the CFP season.

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I want to win them both.  However, a win over Georgia, and a loss to Utah is a tad more impressive than the other way around.

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Both....but forced to choose.....a close loss to Georgia followed by a decisive win over Utah.......puts the Ducks in the playoffs......assuming the rest are W. 

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On 5/9/2022 at 4:30 PM, Duckdude said:

I want to win them both.  However, a win over Georgia, and a loss to Utah is a tad more impressive than the other way around.

Timing would be bad. Can't lose late if you are not SEC or tOSU

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On 5/9/2022 at 5:56 PM, cartm25 said:

Is this question binary, in that you only get to pick one win while the other is a loss??

 

IF that's what's being asked, then the answer for me is simple:  Lose to GA and beat Utah.

 

If the Ducks beat GA, then go on to lose to Utah, that would be MADDENING (like last year) since my expectations would be programmed for the Ducks to run the table in the P12 if they beat GA.

 

However, if the Ducks lose close to GA, as expected, then a win against Utah would likely mean the Ducks had a near-perfect year and are trending up heading into the CFP season.

Millions will see Oregon take a loss in Atlanta. Hundreds of thousands will watch Oregon defeat Utah.

 

CFB today is Big Business, The Big Business eyeballs will be focused on Atlanta on 9/3 and not, if the Ducks lose, on Autzen vs Utah in November. 

 

Take an L in Atlanta then Oregon will have to go 12-0. This is a big ask; especially, with 5 conference road games.

 

The game in Atlanta and Utah at Florida matters; matters significantly for the upcoming media negotiations

 

Disparate CFB OOC scheduling is a Playoff joke. 

 

Play UCLA's schedule OOC and Oregon is on a Playoff roll. Ditto plating Michigan's OOC schedule.

 

You schedule opening games vs Auburn and Georgia you have to, Playoff wise, win the darn game. If you don't win the game Utah at Oregon will have regional and national meaning.

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On 5/9/2022 at 12:05 PM, Jon Joseph said:

I'm pretty sure that the Rose and Sugar Bowls are this year's semi-final playoff sites. The Pac-12 champ if not in the final 4 is likely headed to the Fiesta Bowl.

 

 

First of all as an unbiased observer I think beating Utah is much, much more important for you guys. 😉

Also ,Jon in case no one has answered this yet, and I did not see it, the semi-finals are the Peach and Fiesta this year.  

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On 5/9/2022 at 8:04 PM, amcdawg said:

First of all as an unbiased observer I think beating Utah is much, much more important for you guys. 😉

Also ,Jon in case no one has answered this yet, and I did not see it, the semi-finals are the Peach and Fiesta this year.  

Thank you for the correction. Beat Utah? Been there, done that. Beat the defending national champ in its home state? Beat an SEC behemoth? I don't think beating Utah at home comes close? But that's just me?

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I just hope for a competitive (one score) game versus Georgia. Then the Ducks need to improve weekly. If that happens a win against the Utes in inevitable. As is a win against whoever is in the P12 championship game.

 

I'm not saying any of this is going to happen. I'd be happy with a 10 win season and not playing down to the competition. That is my realistic hope for this year.

 

 

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Must beat Utah, but have a close game against defending national Champs.

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We can and will do both. These Ducks are on a mission. Kind of like 2010 we got beat up by tOSU in Rose Bowl. Came next season and we went undefeated in regular season.  I see same scenario happening this year.

 

We have the knowledge of winning big games on the road, talent, experience, motive (stink from the end of last year), new inspiring coaching staff and the Oregon Way. 

 

What else do you need.

 

Go Ducks Fly High

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On 5/9/2022 at 5:56 PM, Jon Joseph said:

Millions will see Oregon take a loss in Atlanta. Hundreds of thousands will watch Oregon defeat Utah.

I see the argument for both sides.

 

That said, 4.8M tuned in to watch the regular season match up between Oregon and Utah. Not the same size crowd that UO v GA would get, but not bad.

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Losing to any one team 3 times in a row is bad for our Ducks. I honestly think we would have to play our very best and Ga lay a turd to win that game in Atlanta.

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On 5/9/2022 at 12:43 PM, Bearlybalanced said:

But I flew to Columbus on a hunch that we'd win a week before watching the Fresno opener at Autzen.  Those were also the only two games I attended.. make of it what you will:

Book your tickets to Georgia so we can win that game too!

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All I want is the validation of Lanning as one helluva football coach after the Georgia game, win or lose.

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UGA!!!@$#!

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On 5/9/2022 at 11:29 AM, Jester said:

This is almost daring us NOT to pick the GA game as the winner.  Aren’t you just curious to hear the national buzz that would be generated by taking down an SEC Goliath?  

And what if Utah also beat Florida!

 

Talk about street cred!

 

Obviously, that is a tall, tall order.

 

The best thing that can happen is, no matter the result of the Georgia game, improving every week should take care of itself.

 

My thought is, what if Bo Nix pulls a Darin Thomas and leads an explosive offense in a similar manner ( most importantly by protecting the ball)?

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My first, gut-instinct reaction was to beat Georgia. To go into Atlanta and beat the reigning champs on national TV would be huge boost for the progrum, regardless of how we finish the season.

 

But then I started overthinking it. Last year, Oregon beat Ohio State in the Horseshoe in what was to be the best game the Ducks played all season. It was all downhill after that. And I have a sneaking suspicion that winning that game was the spark that lit the fire under Miami going after Cristobal. 

 

So, upon further reflection, my preferred outcome is to give the Dawgs a helluva game, keep it close and even conjure up a fourth quarter comeback, but ultimately come up short. 

 

And then go on to rip through the PAC-12 on a rampage the likes of which have never been witnessed, leaving a trail of mayhem and destruction in our wake. Even Duck fans will be left slack-jawed at the wanton carnage. 

 

In other words, losing a close one to Georgia and then beating Utah along with every other team on the schedule sounds good to me. 

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On 5/9/2022 at 11:53 AM, Bearlybalanced said:

Georgia Win and thats the only answer.

Couldn't agree more with this post. Beating Georgia, which has an experienced and top notch coaching staff, in Mercedes-Benz no less, is, in  my opinion, a far more  impressive feat than winning in the Horseshoe last  September. A win there gives momentum that's hard to beat, last year not withstanding, and gets the Ducks serious playoff attention that will be invaluable if they can win the PAC-12, even should they stumble once along the  way.

 

I  also believe that barring catastrophic injuries, a Duck  team that can beat Georgia in Atlanta will cream Utah later in the year, provided that they continue to improve, which Lanning will preach.

 

Having said  all  this, there is the small task of  actually beating the Dawgs.

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Shutting up the SEC would be worth my left (can I say that here?) well you know but Utah needs reminded who ownes this league.

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A loss to UGA can be overcome. Utah is pretty late in the year and before the Civil War. It could hurt the team before a visit to Corvallis.

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