I expect a bittersweet moment when OR scores Saturday, knowing that with each touchdown it will be one less chance to see Crosby lift the scorer over his head in celebration.
Tyrell Crosby, a senior OL for OR, will take part in an awesome tribute in Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl.
This gives Boise State a better chance to win this game as Freeman is a better back than Benoit.
"It's the most humbling thing in the world", Cristobal said. "But Oregon ... they've been good consistently. They deserve that and they are going to get that every day". The most recent meeting came in 2009 during Chip Kelly's coaching debut with the Ducks, and Chris Petersen's Broncos won that meeting 19-8. "Nobody believed in us when we played against Oklahoma, TCU, Arizona, none of those teams".
On offense, Boise State is led by quarterback Brett Rypien, who threw for 14 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on the year, while completing 63.5 percent of his passes. OR averaged 52.1 points per game with Herbert in action but only scored a total of 75 points in the five games he missed with a broken collarbone. But am I disappointed in him? No. "He wants to be better at everything he does".
Boise State comes in as champions of the Mountain West conference and are 10-3 on the season.
Freeman owns nearly every OR running back records and this year he rushed for 1,475 yards which was good enough for ninth in the country and he also had 16 touchdowns. Last year, Baylor's Shock Linwood made a decision to sit out the Cactus Bowl. "This trip, it's felt more like a business trip than a bowl game, to be honest", Broncos defensive end Durrant Miles said.
On Thursday it was announced that Senior Running Back Royce Freeman will not play in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday, ending his Oregon Career at Autzen Stadium and finishing a stellar career in an Oregon uniform scoring more points than Oregon State in his final Civil War.
Freeman leaves the University of OR as one of the most decorated athletes in recent history, second to Marcus Mariota.