Ducks sidebar: Team needs a big win on a big stage

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Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. File AP photo.

ARLINGTON, Texas - Chip Kelly has had ridiculous success in his first 2 years as the Head Coach at Oregon, but the one place he has faltered is in big games on the biggest of stages.   

Last year, the Ducks only loss was in the National Title game against Auburn.  2 of Kelly’s 3 losses in his rookie head coaching  year also came in marquee National TV games.

Oregon lost to Boise State in the 2009 opener and ended the year with a loss in the Rose Bowl to Ohio State. 

If the Ducks could beat a beast from the east like LSU on Saturday, it would go a long way in proving that they are true national title contenders.