Not so sure it was the disparity in academics that led to the loss, or had anything to do with it. Yes, Cristobal could've kneeled down and punted, but that's not a guarantee at all. Just remember the Michigan-Michigan State game a few years back... Cristobal played to win instead of not to lose... can't argue that
Disparity in academics between schools became obvious. Ducks played well enough to win but....stupid calls made the difference. Two kneel downs away from win. Rename them the Duh...cks
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