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Oregon State Overcomes Poor Defense, Refs To Beat Oregon

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It was a wild Friday night of college football. If you missed the game against Oregon State and Oregon, we hate it for you. It was a true Pac-12 journey from start to finish.

First, it was the jersey choices for both teams. As many described on Twitter, it looked like a war between highlighters or a battle of construction workers. Wes Blankenship had the perfect tweet to sum it up.

Then, there was the ridiculous fog. Things got so bad that even the cameraman had a hard time keeping up with what was happening down on the field. It was bad, but of course those aren’t the most noteworthy takeaways.

How about the outcome of the game? Yeah, that is probably worth mentioning. Oregon State upset No. 15 Oregon 41-38 despite being double-digit dogs. The Beavers were 1-2 heading into the game, so the news of Pac-12’s top team falling may come as a shock.

It wasn’t without controversy, however.

The referees decided they would lose all logic on a Tristan Gebbia rushing touchdown. It was a clear touchdown, but was ultimately called short because the ball was out of view on reply. But trust me when I say … it was a touchdown.

On the following snap, the refs decided there was no such thing as offsides for the Ducks. An Oregon defender clearly jumped offsides, but nothing was called. Fortunately for those refs, the Beavers still scored and won the game.

The player of the game was undoubtedly junior running back Jermar Jefferson. He rushed for 226 yards and two scores on 29 carries against Oregon.

The Ducks haven’t looked like a true College Football Playoff contender through the first three games, but Friday night put that possibility to rest. Now, it is up to USC to help the conference find its way back into the conversation — yikes.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. I can’t see how USC deserves a playoff shot unless they play like a BYU or something.

    5 game schedule is completely underwhelming with narrow victories against teams with little ability to assess their strength.

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