( POST GAME ) MARIO CRISTOBAL DISCUSSES 34-6 WIN OVER ARIZONA – “Certainly the defense stood out holding a team like that, that type of an offense with that type of firepower to six points was really impressive”
On Saturday evening in Autzen Stadium, two things occurred.
First, No. 6 Oregon beat a very game and talented Arizona team 34-6 to keep their conference unbeaten streak alive and clinch a spot in the Pac-12 Championship by officially winning the Pac-12 North.
And second, the Ducks kept their College Football Playoff hopes alive by continuing to win and win with style.
Quarterback Justin Herbert tossed four touchdown passes and threw for more than 300 yards. Herbert’s four scoring passes raised his season total to 28 and certainly keeps him in the conversation for a possible Heisman Trophy appearance in New York City.
And the Oregon defense stymied a Wildcat offense that had been averaging 33 points per game.
The Ducks defense limited both Wildcat quarterbacks to just 132 yards and completely held them out of the end zone only allowing UA to score six points on two field goals. In addition, the Oregon defense sacked the Arizona quarterbacks six times along with nine tackles for loss.
Style points the college football playoff committee will certainly take into consideration when they release their next Top 25 poll on Tuesday evening.
After the game, Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal talked about securing his first division title and invitation to the Pac-12 Championship.
“It’s something that we recognize in there ( pointing to the locker room)” said Cristobal.
“We know where we were three years ago upon arrival, this great privilege and opportunity that we’ve had. We knew the work that it was going to take to progress and we’re progressing. And the biggest goal of the week was to be 1-0 and it happened to coincide with the Pac-12 North. The best part about our guys and it sounds like a broken record every time I come here and see you guys after a game, our guys feel like we still haven’t played our best football and that’s, that’s awesome to hear. And that’s why we look forward to getting on that film.”
( POST GAME ) MARIO CRISTOBAL DISCUSSES WIN OVER ARIZONA