Posted August 31, 2012 on
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New Arkansas State coach Gus Malzahn wants the Red Wolves to play fast. They're about to get quite a lesson.
Malzahn makes his debut as Arkansas State's head coach on Saturday night against the No. 5 Oregon Ducks, whose speed has become the hallmark of their high-scoring, yard-reaping offense.
The Ducks averaged more than 46 points and 522 yards of total offense per game last season. They had 88 plays from scrimmage that went for 20 yards or more. Their offense averaged a point every 32.6 seconds of possession.
Over the past two seasons, the Ducks have grown accustomed to the fact that many of their opponents would like nothing better than to knock them off track. But Oregon looks a bit different this season.
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A while ago we featured an article with the best five Oregon Ducks song parodies on YouTube.
Looks like we've got a new one to add to the list.
Inspired by PSY's "Gungnam Style" the Duck was apparently bored, so look what he did the other day.
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Good times Eugene. Good times.
Business-like execution by the first team offense is the highlight of the first quarter. Mariota looks dazzling, 13/14 to start the game to a variety of targets. Good to see successful throws to Josh Huff, Keanon Lowe, Colt Lyerla. Great touch on the ball.
Defense is swarming, and special teams stuff three kickoffs inside the 20 despite the new kickoff rule. Alonso starts the game...
Forget any high-ranking recruit that may come to Eugene next February. On Tuesday night, the Ducks received the best player-related news that they could have.
Bryan Bennett, the sophomore quarterback, was staying at Oregon. Bennett, who on Friday learned that Marcus Mariota would be the starter opening night against Arkansas State, was set to leave the school. He shook his teammate...
In just two days the Oregon Ducks will be taking on the Arkansas State Red Wolves to kick off their highly anticipated 2012 season. For many players, coaches, and fans, that is a big relief, especially when taking into account how hectic the past few weeks have been for the Ducks.
Autzen Stadium’s 13-year sellout streak is in jeopardy.
The Oregon Ducks football team has packed the house for each of its last 82 games.
Or so the UO marketing department would like you to think.
Don Essig has called every home game a sellout since 1999. But he’s lied.
The Ducks already own the rights to the hottest ticket in Oregon on autumn Saturdays. There’s no arguing...
Thank God that "Call Me Maybe" thing is over.
Superficial measures never go far enough. Fans expect perfection and an unbroken chain of three and outs, and analysts compare everything to SEC, where one quarterback in ten can throw and every other weekend the opponent is helpless and punchless, Troy State or Mississippi.
Statistics tell their own damn lies. Oregon's defense will always be underrated, as long as the measures...
Arkansas State journeyed across the country on Friday for an opportunity to make a statement on National Television when the Red Wolves take on No. 5 Oregon tonight on ESPN at 9:30 p.m. central time. Go "Inside" for AStateNation's Offensive and Defensive Key's of the Game.
Arkansas State is another recruiting battle in the state of Alabama for Jonathan Walton out of Bayside Academy in Daphne. While most schools are recruiting the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Walton at linebacker, including self-proclaimed "Linebacker U" Penn State, the Red Wolves staff thinks he'd back a fine power back in their offense.
Ducks defense loses a little intensity as the Red Wolves mount an 11-play, 57-yard field goal drive. Some teachable moments for Monday.
Oregon offense has been unstoppable. Almost flawless execution besides an early sack when no one picked up on a stunt, and one dropped pass.
It will be a bit of a challenge to get their attention on Monday, but Kelly has excelled at teaching the process.