Photo countdown: 15 days to the Fiesta Bowl

It’s only 15 days until the 2013 Fiesta Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Kansas State Wildcats. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s fourth consecutive BCS game. Be sure to check out the rest of The Emerald’s football coverage leading up to the game.

Once football players are gang tackled, anything goes in the pile. Former Chargers Linebacker Ben Leber describes it like this:

“I don’t know if people really want to know what goes on down there: Basically anything you can’t get away with on the field, you can get away with under that pile. Nobody can see you. The go-to spots are the eyes and the family jewels. If anybody grabs your family jewels, you are going to let go. In the pile you hear some screams of pain, but you don’t know where it is coming from — unless it’s you.”

A flock of Ducks stops Washington’s Bishop Sankey during Oregon’s 52-21 victory over Washington. (Alex McDougall/Emerald)


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