What coach Mario Cristobal said after Oregon’s Las Vegas Bowl loss to Boise State

This certainly isn’t how Mario Cristobal wanted his first game as Oregon head coach to go, nor did the players who lobbied hard for him to succeed Willie Taggart wants this to be how they performed for their new leader.

Oregon’s 38-28 loss to Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl puts a sour note on a 2017 season that, for all intents in purposes, was a success. Losing Taggart as coach hurt, but having Cristobal still here should bode well for the future, regardless of how the Ducks looked on Saturday.

The good thing about the bowl game being Cristobal’s debut is that he’s got a lot of time to build off that result when the 2018 season begins in September.

Oregon played without senior running back Royce Freeman, who announced earlier in the week he was skipping the bowl. The Ducks responded with only 47 rushing yards, but it wasn’t because they were caught off guard by Freeman’s decision to sit out.

Running back Kani Benoit, who had just 11 yards on 8 carries, thinks the 3-week layoff had something to do with Saturday’s performance:

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