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It's more than chemistry in Iowa's and Oregon's winning formula

Updated: November 1, 2009, 5:21 PM ET
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The Right Elements By Ivan Maisel, ESPN.com

EUGENE, Ore. -- What coaches and players refer to as chemistry is really not chemistry at all. Chemistry is a science subject to irrefutable law. It is what it is.

That's not football. What coaches and players refer to as chemistry is really alchemy. Alchemy isn't subject to the laws of science. Alchemy takes a substance of lesser value and transforms it into something greater.

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Oregon's sum is greater ...

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