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Topic - Chase Thomas
For the past two seasons it has been the same thing for Stanford: Great expectations dashed by Oregon.
No. 1 team in the nation, playing at home against a ranked divisional rival with two losses on its record and an elusive redshirt freshman quarterback directing its offense.
The Pac-12 underwent some major changes during the offseason, adding four new coaches and an influx of fast-paced offenses.
Hard to imagine a tougher day on The Farm this season than Monday.
If Stanford's regular-season finale against Oregon State was its closing argument for earning a spot in the Bowl Championship Series, it sure was an effective one.
"This is pretty much our Pac-12 championship game," Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas said. "We still have UCLA to play, but that's after the fact. This is the best team in the conference that we're going against."
"I don't see why we shouldn't get to a BCS game," linebacker Chase Thomas said. "We have a nationwide fan base. I think they'll come to the game. That shouldn't be a problem."