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  1. Momentum swings to ASU, Oregon

    Ted Miller

    The math-y folks at ESPN are incredibly helpful and pleasant. It goes without saying they are smart. Certainly smarter than me. But that doesn't stop me from assuming a smug look when they assert sportswriter standbys like "momentum" and "clutch" don...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  2. Utes defense needs playmaking

    Ted Miller

    Utah's defense wasn't bad last year, particularly when you consider it was supported by an anemic offense. But there was a decided lack of big plays that transferred momentum to the team in red. Here are two telling measures. Utah forced just ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  3. Barkley's draft tumble just part of process

    Ted Miller

    When something seemingly loud happens, we can't help but stare. The momentum of attention, which of course can be monetized by the media, creates a hungry void that is filled with endless analysis. The end-result is a suffusion of broad statements of...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  4. Halftime: Oregon 22, Kansas State 10

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The first half of the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl featured plenty of momentum swings, but Oregon's proved the most potent, even though the Ducks' running game struggled. The Ducks are up 22-10 at the half, despite only rushing for 52 y...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  5. BCS statement: They're talking playoffs

    Ted Miller

    If you needed any more proof that earnest efforts to change and improve the college football postseason -- read: install a playoff system -- continue to gain momentum, consider this news release: Statement by the eleven BCS Commissioners and the N...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  6. UCLA getting Mora momentum

    Ted Miller

    It wasn't random that Jim Mora, a NFL coaching lifer, ended up in college football. It was his specific plan. When his ill-fated, one-year tenure as the Seattle Seahawks head coach ended, he almost immediately started eyeballing the college game. ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  7. Halftime: Washington 21, Washington St. 14

    Ted Miller

    Just when it seemed like Washington State had all the Apple Cup momentum, Washington produced a strong response. After the Cougars scored consecutive touchdowns to tie the game, the Huskies drove 61 yards in 1 minute, 41 seconds to retake the lead...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  8. Final: Arizona 45, Louisiana-Lafayette 37

    Ted Miller

    Arizona has some momentum as it heads into the Rich Rodriguez Era. With their new coach on hand, the Wildcats overcame a Louisiana-Lafayette team to win 45-37, thereby ending the season with a modest two-game winning streak. The Wildcats finish...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  9. Quick strikes for both teams; Thomas out

    Ted Miller

    EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon is now playing without running back LaMichael James and QB Darron Thomas. Nonetheless, it answered Arizona State's quick third-quarter TD drive with one of its own, and the Ducks now lead 28-24. Oregon had the momentum go...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  10. Final: BYU 38, Oregon State 28

    Ted Miller

    BYU rolled over Oregon State in the second half, ending the small momentum the Beavers gained from their first win of the season a week ago against Arizona. Tied 14-14 at the break, the Cougars rolled to a 38-28 victory because the Beavers defense...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  11. Momentum swings early

    Ted Miller

    SALT LAKE, CITY -- Momentum can be a fickle. She favored Washington early. Now she's making eyes at Utah. The Huskies scored a touchdown when Utah fumbled the opening kickoff. They then forced a three-and-out. They then efficiently drove into U...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  12. First quarter: Utah 7, Washington 7

    Ted Miller

    Utah gifted Washington a TD on the opening kickoff, but the Utes quickly regained momentum. In the battle of QBs, Utah's Jordan Wynn has an early edge over Keith Price. Wynn completed 7 of 10 for 94 yards with a TD in the first quarter. Keith P...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  13. College athletes don't need to be paid

    Ted Miller

    Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno, son of Joe, eyeballs a nasty, 90 mph slider and blasts it out of the park in this column. His topic? Paying college athletes, a idea that has developed plenty of momentum of late. His position? Athletes alre...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  14. Auburn gets the big stop

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oregon got a big play on a fake punt. It got a big play on a great catch from Lavasier Tuinei. It got a first-and-goal situation that could have reversed the momentum. But Auburn stoned the Ducks on four plays, including a fourt...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  15. Not a good start to third for Oregon

    Ted Miller

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Oregon needed a stop on defense and some points from its offense to swing the momentum early in the third. It didn't get either. Auburn kicked a short field goal for a 19-11 lead on its first possession. It's bad news that feels...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  16. USC charges out in third quarter

    Ted Miller

    Talk about a momentum shift. USC quickly overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to jump ahead of Oregon 32-29 with a pair of TDs scored on short fields. USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey intercepted a pass at the line of scrimmage on the Ducks' ...

    Blog | October 30, 2010