Oregon finds itself in an eerily familiar situation.

Top-10 standing. A plane ticket to Vegas nearly booked. All that stands in the way is Oregon State. Last year, the Ducks went on the road for the final week of the regular season knowing a win over the Beavs would send them to the Pac-12 Championship Game. They took a 31-10 lead in the second half and then watched everything evaporate.

On Friday at 5:30 p.m. PT (FOX), Oregon hosts Oregon State. It’s another ranked-on-ranked matchup in the series. It’s another “win and you’re in” game for Oregon, which is looking to set up a rematch with Washington in the conference title game. Not only will this Duck team have to manage the weight of all that’s on the line, they’ll do so with last year’s result firmly in the back of their mind.

“It resonates with every single one of us. It’s certainly not far from our mind,” coach Dan Lanning said of the 38-34 loss last year. “They’re a good team. We’ll have to play really well to compete against them. You’ve got to play an entire game.”

Oregon did not play an entire game last time.

Special teams disasters over the closing stretch helped Oregon State rally for the win. A Camden Lewis field goal with 4:46 to play in the third quarter gave Oregon a 31-10 lead. Oregon State’s Isaiah Newell ran in a 6-yard touchdown with 8:11 still to go in the fourth that put the Beavers on top 38-34.

Oregon State had touchdown drives in the fourth quarter that needed to cover 36 yards, 2 yards, and 28 yards. Oregon kept giving the Beavers short fields, and the Beavers scored without throwing the football.

“If you look at the fourth quarter and towards the end of the game, they beat us in all three phases,” Lanning said. “Their ability to run the ball at the end of the game was a detriment. Us getting the ball down inside the 10 with an opportunity to score and not finishing, some poor special teams play. We just didn’t have our best performance, especially at the end of the game.”

The Beavers have been impressive this season. Their three losses have come by three points in Pullman against a much different Washington State team, three points in Tucson against a much improved Arizona team, and two points in Corvallis to the only unbeaten team in the conference.

Their identity has become that of an enforcer. They were the tougher team last year in Corvallis.

“They do a good job of moving bodies up front,” Lanning said. “They are one of the best at adding hats at the point of attack and making you be really disciplined in your run fits. If you’re not, they’re gonna crease you.”

Discipline and physicality. The Ducks weren’t up for it last year. Lanning is looking forward to finding out if this year’s group is different.

“We’re gonna find out,” he said. “We’ve been physical, certainly, at times this season but it’s going to take a physical game to be effective in this one.”