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Missed Opportunities End Oregon's Perfection

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It seemed nothing could slow down the Oregon Ducks this season. Steamrolling opponents with a near 55 points per game average and an offense that averaged 562 yards per game, the Ducks cruised to a 10-0 record and the No. 2 BCS ranking, putting themselves three wins away from a shot at the BCS Championship Game. All of that changed on Saturday night.

The Ducks lightning quick offense ran into a stingy Stanford defense at Autzen Stadium, and the No. 13 Cardinal stunned Oregon with a 17-14 overtime win. What was supposed to be another test for the Ducks to pass, turned into a nightmare that came down to missed opportunities. Oregon kicker Alejandro Maldonado, who missed a crucial kick as time expired against USC last season, missed two field...

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