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Beavs can't solve Ducks in Civil War

SEAN MANNION

CORVALLIS -- They always say it's easier to write about a loss than a victory. Well this is certainly no easy loss to write about. Good fortune was not swinging from the orange corner in this bout, and the problems started early. When you add poorly executed defense, you get a recipe for disaster, in this case a 48-24 loss.

There were some calls, no calls and questionable spots – but those things mattered little in the end. What did the Ducks do to walk away with this W? They forced mistakes, they made OSU nervous and they kept a talented Beaver defense stacked with seniors on the field and out of position all game long. Oregon played their strengths against OSU's weaknesses, and started pulling ahead early. It was...

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