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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