STANFORD, Calif. -- De'Anthony Thomas didn't know any better. If he did, the true freshman wouldn't have said publicly what his coach and older Oregon teammates might only say privately:
He wants a BCS championship rematch with No. 1 LSU.
Thomas not only wants a rematch, but he said if the regular season ends with only one unbeaten team (LSU) then Oregon is the logical and rightful choice to play the Tigers in a rematch.
"I wouldn't want to play us," said Thomas.
He has a point. Actually, Oregon had 53 points in its surprisingly easy 53-30 victory against undefeated -- oops, that's past tense now -- Stanford on Saturday evening.
The Ducks basically put the Tree in a woodchipper. They ended Stanford's undefeated season and any chance of a national championship appearance. They ended Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck's Heisman Trophy front-runner status. And maybe, just maybe, they ended Alabama's claim as the best one-loss team in the country.