Civil War Lives Up To The Hype

EUGENE — There were roses. There were tears. There were pre-printed newspapers declaring, “Ducks to Rose Bowl.”

And as the postgame bedlam engulfed Autzen Stadium, there was the unmistakable feeling that the impossible had been achieved — that the game had matched the hype.

Oregon has made its reservations for Pasadena, but not before a down payment of a 37-33 victory over Oregon State, a contest that saw five lead changes and a host of could-have-turned-the-game-around moments.

The rest of it should be online soon, and it will be in Friday’s paper.

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