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Can't overlook when the Oregon, USC weaknesses match up

Updated: October 25, 2007, 1:55 PM ET
By Ted Miller | Special to ESPN.com

Oregon's spread-option offense demands a new statistical category. Call it: "Erroneous tackles."

An "ET" is fairly straightforward: It's recorded when a defense mobs a Ducks offensive player only to find he doesn't have the ball. ETs are almost always followed by BYAET -- "Big Yards After Erroneous Tackle."

Keeping track of ETs is so simple a statistician could do it with his eyes closed. Just listen to the crowd reaction. For Oregon home games, it's "grumble-cheer." On the ...

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