Archive for November 16th, 2016

Bad-Ugly-Good: Taking stock of 7-3 Stanford

November 16, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken
Nov. 16, 2016

I didn’t have the opportunity to do much walking on Saturday due to my participation in a Scrabble tournament. In fact, because of this event, I was unable to watch a single minute of Saturday’s Stanford-Oregon football game — the first time that’s been the case this season.

I did get to listen to a few minutes of the football clash, both between Scrabble games and after the tournament ended; I also checked the score on my phone at a few points late in the tournament, when the game was in its first half.

I’ll probably recap my Scrabble tournament over the next week or two; suffice to say that it was a pretty enjoyable afternoon, all in all.

• The Bad 

Look. You know it and I know it. When a team wins, 52-27, there simply aren’t that many negatives to be found. Stanford did a lot of things well on Saturday in Eugene.

But looking at the box score, one thing jumped out at me: Penalties.

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