Arizona beats OSU 27-24.
OSU's coach Smith pulled a Lanning with his poor decision to go for a fake field goal with 2 seconds left in the first half--he had similar bonehead decisions last year in the first half of their defeat to Washington in Seattle, all resulting in taking defeat out of the jaws of victory.
Don't even know where to start. Beavs were outcoached, outplayed, outhustled. They looked slow. Tackled poorly (AGAIN!). Lacked fire. Martinez only carried the ball 14 times. DJU looked confused and held on to the ball too long. Only bright spot was offensive line played well. So disappointing, especially coming off the bye week.
Sorry but IMO that was NOT an upset...UA has been playing great their last several games and OSU is not a good road team for whatever reason. UA has historicaly been very tough at home (minus the last few years of upheaval and merry go round of coaches there). UA's head coach has them believing, and Fafita has come into his own and is one dangerous QB right now.
PAC-12 beating itself up again. I guess that Arizona’s beat down of WSU last week was no fluke. Fifita is the real deal. While Prime at CU is getting the press Frisch at Arizona is doing the best team rebuild. Two years ago Arizona was miserable.
I watched the entire second half with a blank stare on my face. That fake field goal...
Disappointing loss- we must tackle better. I’m aggravated about this one. It is leaving a mark. We had opportunities.
Shades of Dan Lanning. Coach Smith is normally unassailable in his judgement. But when they tried the fake last night, with no time on the clock, we were all going "what the f....?" It was an unbelievably bad call given the situation. The Beavers again played a highly flawed game, like at WSU, with bad coverage in the secondary and times where they weren't even making an effort (#23, Jermod McCoy, just jogging after getting beat by #4 Michael Wiley on his break to the post in Q4)
Elephants in the room, our defense isn’t that great and DJ makes a lot of questionable or just bad throws.
What's with the Oregon coaches not taking 3 points when available? Must e the water.
Obviously there's a time and place for a fake FG, this was not it. Much worse was being down 20-17 with 8 minutes left and going away from the run. 3 straight shaky passes. Plenty of time to have run the ball, take time off the clock, settle the team down, then throw when further down the field. Totally out coached in the 4th quarter. Not sure I can come back next week, or ever. Disgusting.
A "questionable" call is one that may or may not be ok, and we need more information to judge what happened and why. That was an indefensible erroneous call that can not be justified.
Pac12 after dark bites again! Time to go take the last Pac12 title and the pac12 not get a cfp again
Really great photographs. Patrick Mulligan....we see you!! That shot of Jedd Fisch was amazing. (p.s. a bio of the photographers would be interesting as well.
A chronicle of a death foretold. Many people on this site, myself included, predicted a Beaver loss in Tucson. If you look at Arizona's record this year. 2 OT losses and a close loss to Washington, there's an alternate universe where they're undefeated and a Top 10 team. This also should serve as a cautionary tale for Oregon prior to their trip to Tempe. The desert is also known as a place where Ducks go to die.
You just knew Arizona was eventually going to break through against a good opponent after so many close calls.
Smith has a history of unwisely rolling the dice. Now he and Lanning have dumbly
Hurt their teams needlessly.