The contrast in styles between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State couldn’t be further apart.
One is called the ‘blur’ offense and the other is described as ‘smash mouth’ – one’s scheme is based on speed and tempo and the other is based on power and physicality.
The contrast between the Ducks and Spartans is what’s making Saturday’s match-up in Autzen Stadium a national curiosity to fans and media alike.
It’s also a talking point as to how Oregon will once again react and play against a prototypical power team much like Stanford, the Ducks in-conference foe who they’ve lost to the last two consecutive seasons.
So comparisons, fair or not, between the Cardinal and the Spartans have been discussed at almost every media session leading up to Saturday’s contest.
“I think the only comparison,…the only similarity really is that they’re both really physical teams” explained Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost when asked Wednesday to describe the similarities between the two.
“Both of those two teams do a good job of getting their guys big and strong and running to the ball and hitting and I think comparison’s really end there. They’re different offensively and they’re different defensively.”
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