PASADENA, Ore. -- Two common opponents, two wins, and two losses.
Usually you get one common opponent in a bowl matchup, but the Ducks and the Buckeyes both played USC and Purdue -- with very different results.
The Buckeyes lost a close one 18-15 at home to USC in freshman Matt Barkley's first road start.
Oregon hammered the Trojans at Autzen 47-20 in a game that wasn't even that close.
As for the Purdue game, Oregon manufactured a win at home 10 days after the Boise blowup when some folks wondered if they could even win a game this season.
Ohio State went to West Lafayette, Ind., and got beat by Purdue in mid-October, but then ran the table the rest of the way.
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