Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanks for the grey hairs, 117th Civil War game

I have a few more grey hairs after tonight.
Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes to Josh Huff -- including the final scoring toss with 29 seconds remaining -- as MY BELOVED OREGON DUCKS outlasted their dreaded rivals, the DANGED OL' BEAVERS, 36-35, in the 117th CIVIL WAR game between the schools.
Once flying high in national title contention, the Ducks have spectacularly sputtered this month, not only losing to Stanford and Arizona, but looking almost completely over-matched in the defeats.
As a lifelong fan of UO, it's been a nightmarish endurance, rather than a final month of a college football season.
Oregon State seriously threatened to make the nightmare complete in Eugene tonight.
The Beavs scored a touchdown with only 1:38 left for a 35-30 lead. I was feeling woozy, watching it unfold on TV.
When Huff scored his third and final touchdown of the night, my exclamations were actually more from relief than the flush of victory.


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