GALLERY: Can't Spell Ducks Without a D

Oregon's loss in the inaugural College Football Championship game on Monday was the result of several factors, which will be discussed, debated, and dissected for months to come. The performance of the Ducks' defense was memorable yet forgettable, as Ohio State had its way for most of the game, with Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott running roughshod over the line, linebackers, and secondary.

The Ducks needed their best game against an exceptional and very physical Buckeye team, and they simply did not bring it to Arlington for the 2015 National Championship game on Monday. The defensive line was manhandled, Elliott ran for record yardage, and Cardale Jones was seemingly unstoppable in running the air and ground attacks. Several stops had to be made at the second and third levels, with missed tackles spread around Oregon's defense. This gallery takes a look at some of the representative plays on defense, as a partial look at the disappointing capstone to Oregon's otherwise storybook season. A look at the Ducks' offensive efforts will be next.

An empty field before 2015 Championship

Hardrick calls out OSU offense

Answered by Ezekiel Elliott

Tyson Coleman missed tackles

Derrick Malone and the Ducks were run over

And flown over

And passed over

Arik Amstead added little pressure

Buckner and the Ducks chased Jones all night

There was some tackling

Several tackles were at the third level

And then missed again

Tony Washington makes a stop

Pellum tried to make adjustments

Not much pressure on Jones

Troy Hill with another second level tackle of Elliot

Elliott did get tackled

The night grew darker on the Ducks' defense

Torrodney Prevot was disappointed with the game

And the Duck faithful also disappointed

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