EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Avery Patterson was incredulous when asked about the No. 2 Ducks looking beyond Colorado this Saturday and toward USC next weekend.
The junior safety echoed coach Chip Kelly's insistence that every game is a Super Bowl for undefeated Oregon.
Both Kelly and Colorado coach Jon Embree are keeping their teams focused on the immediate future for different reasons. Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12 ) is angling for another national championship bid, while the Buffaloes (1-6, 1-3) are trying to remain positive against a big opponent in the midst of a disappointing season.
But on the surface it certainly doesn't look good for Colorado. Oregon has won 10 straight games, second only to Alabama with 11 straight. The Ducks have scored at least 42 points in each of those wins.