Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Game was decided by 1 call?
It was a great game by both sides, but I still don't think there's any way the Sun Devils pull that one out even if you guys got the ball and scored off of that fumble.
The offense could not move the ball on Oregon in the 2nd half, and Thomas wanted to come back in, but the coaches didn't let him b/c the Ducks had control of the game.
It was a BS call and who knows what would've happened. I just don't think you can blame the loss on a blown call by the refs. That takes everything away from what the Ducks did without their two best players in the game...
Also, where was Burfict? Is he really all that in a bag of chips, or has the media hyped him up? I tried looking for his number all game from the stands and I didn't really see him make a call?
BTW, hope to see you guys in the Pac-12 Championship!!!!
I never said Burfict was as good as the media hypes him up, in the draft forum I even said he isn't a top 15 pick. Where was he during the game? Getting handled by offensive lineman. Our DT's were going for penetraton and weren't doing a good job of freeing up our LBs. Burfict just isn't proffesional enough to really became the game breaker he is hyped up to be. I mean last off season was the first time he worked out during the summer...
Our best defenders this year are OLB Colin Parker (He forced the fumble we recovered in the 1st) and DE Jarret who played pretty good. Although the guy we really miss against you guys is OLB Magee who is out for the year, he is critical for us to matchup against you. Our D had MAJOR problems deciding on who to put in at the other OLB spot, #18 Oliver Aaron was freaking horrible, and Chip Kelly did a great job of going at him.
The reason why the fumble was huge was because it was a 4 pt game at that point. Off of it Ducks made it an 11 point game. If you don't think thats critical in a game, you don't know football.
And as you admit, it was a blown call.
And go ahead and put Thomas in, our D looked a lot better playing him than your back up who is more athletic then Thomas and gave us problems. A lot of plays, our defender was a foot behind your back up on his scramble and we couldn't get to him, if that was Thomas we get him.