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No Magic Formula For Duck Opponents

Crichton is OSU's star up-front.

Whenever the Oregon offense is neutralized, people wonder if a perfect equation has been conceived to stymie the high-powered Duck offense. Many will wonder if the Cardinal devised a game plan that Oregon State will replicate Saturday to stump the offense again.

EUGENE, Ore.,- One thing is for certain; the Beavers (8-2, 6-2) have a much-improved defense. So much better than last year, that they now rank second, only behind Stanford, in the Pac-12 in scoring and rushing defense. To this point in the season, however, Oregon State is schematically much different than the Cardinal, playing a four-man front, rather than a three-man, and funneling most of the...

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