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Oregon's Coach Is Getting Crushed For Blowing Tonight's Game

A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies.

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 08: A general view during the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies on October 8, 2016 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Huskies defeated the Ducks 70-21. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Oregon had tonight's game vs. No. 7 Stanford won. The Ducks had outplayed the Cardinal for 59-plus minutes. Oregon had the ball and its star quarterback, Justin Herbert, behind center.

A couple of kneels and, maybe, a punt with a couple of seconds left would've sealed tonight's victory over a top 10 team.

Instead, Oregon opted to run the ball, and the Ducks' running back fumbled it away with a little more than 50 seconds to go. Stanford recovered it, of course, and the Cardinal made a game-tying field goal as time expired to force overtime.

Stanford got the ball first and scored a TD. Oregon failed to reach the end zone on its possession.

Ballgame.

Oregon's head coach, Mario Cristobal, is getting crushed for how he handled the final couple of minutes. It was certainly head scratching.

There have been plenty of brutal losses so far this season. None, though, have been as brutal as the one Oregon just suffered.