So the waiting game is over, no national championship this year for Oregon but a third straight BCS bowl is something Duck fans should be more than happy with. Think about it, it's tough enough to win 8 or 9 games for any school, let alone 10 plus for three consecutive years. It should be a very interesting match-up against Wisconsin, not just because both teams score more than 40 points a game but the style of play between the PAC-12 and Big-10. The PAC is known for high scores and "air it out" style of play while the Big-10 plays a more traditional style of control the clock and grind it out. The Ducks offense is basically everything the PAC-12 is known for with a shot of adrenaline, while Wisconsin scores a bit more than your average Big-10 club. They are separated however, by less than 2 points OREGON: 46.2 PPG, WISCONSIN: 44.6 PPG.
The game could likely come down to each teams star players as Badgers QB Russell Wilson has the second highest QB rating in the country at 191.6 and running back Montee Ball is the nation's leader in both rushing yards with 1,759 and touchdowns with 38. Two weapons that you know Chip Kelly and the Oregon staff are keying on next month. For the Ducks you know about Lamichael James, 4th in the nation with 1,646 yards despite missing two games with an elbow injury and how about true freshman De'Anthony Thomas? Thomas already has the Ducks record for most touchdowns by a freshman and over 1,000 offensive yards. Of course there is always Darron Thomas leading the Ducks high powered attack losing just 3 games in the last two seasons.
As far as how this game will rate against the others, I'm looking forward to watching it more than any other game except for Alabama and LSU in the national championship. Two contrasting styles from two legendary conferences playing in the "Granddaddy of them all". The only match-up for the Ducks that would be more fun January 2nd would be a game against Oklahoma State, but that would mean a playoff system and it seems for now that college football is not ready to give the people what they want.