Ducks hope win vs. Huskies provides ‘killer instinct’ in clutch situations

Mark Helfrich is hoping Oregon's latest win provides the Ducks with some confidence.
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A week after failing to stop Washington State from scoring with the game hanging in the balance, Oregon got the stop it needed against Washington on Saturday in Seattle.

With 33 seconds remaining in the game, leading 26-20, freshman cornerback Ugo Amadi picked off KJ Carta-Samuels to secure Oregon's fourth victory of the season. It was a huge victory for the program, and extended the Ducks' winning streak versus the Huskies to 12. 

The Oregon coaches are hoping that the victory give the players confidence and provides a spark for the rest of the season.

“A lot of these kids who've been playing haven't been around here for too long and I don't think they have the 'killer instinct' confidence that we've had in the past, and maybe some veteran guys would have because they've been through some of these games,” offensive coordinator Scott Frost said, according to The Oregonian. “To get this kind of win under our belt after being so close a a couple other times and not making it happen, I think this will be healthy for everyone.”

(h/t The Oregonian)