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So how did the Ducks win so many games and score so many damn points? Pace, of course. They...

So how did the Ducks win so many games and score so many damn points? Pace, of course. They employed the 2008 Oklahoma strategy of maximizing their per-play advantage by running more plays than anybody else. Pace is a beautiful weapon as long as you maintain that per-play advantage. Simply running plays quickly won't matter if you're going three-and-out; in fact, it can be detrimental to your cause if you are not good enough to employ the strategy. But Oregon figured something out and exploited it; with their success -- and Oklahoma's -- I'm curious to see if or how other good teams attempt to take advantage of a seemingly worthy "Goliath" strategy. (I'm also curious how long it takes defenses to catch up and adjust.)

Football Study Hall, our must-read blog for anyone interested in the Xs and Os of college football, breaks down last year's BCS National Championship Game and wonders about Oregon's up-tempo attack. The Florida spin? Well, remember, our defense shut down that Oklahoma offense in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game ... and our efforts to implement a no-huddle "banzai" package didn't work out so well. So we've been on both sides of this shift.
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