One of the biggest fears any fanbase has going into a season is losing to an inferior opponent. These losses aren’t just unexpected, they’re completely contrary to what fans expect, making them absolutely devastating to the fans of the favored team. There’s a reason they’re called “upsets.”
Luckily for Ducks fans, the past four seasons have basically been upset-free. Sure, Oregon’s had some excruciatingly tough losses, but those came against good teams. In the four years with Chip Kelly as head coach, the Ducks didn’t just beat most of the teams they were favored against, they crushed them.