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The Oregon Ducks rolled along against Colorado, and no one expected anything different. The Ducks slipped last week in the polls from 3 to 4 after slipping from 2 to 3 the previous week despite not losing a game.
The Pac 12 has a solid pack of teams ranked but the Ducks have only faced two top 25 teams and both were ranked lower than 20th. They are also destroying everyone so badly and making it all look so easy that they haven’t been getting any real respect.
When the two polls were released today many predicted that Oregon would stay behind Kansas State and possibly be jumped by Notre Dame, but the Ducks moved back into the number 2 spot in both the AP and Coaches polls. The Ducks were jumped by Notre Dame in the BCS poll though as the Irish moved up to 3rd.
Looking ahead the Ducks will face USC, who isn’t as good as everyone thought after losing to Arizona, Stanford, and Oregon State.
BEST OF MAXIM
It is tough to accumulate Heisman trophy worthy statistics when you only get to play half the game.Just ask Oregon Ducks' quarterback Marcus Mariota. He ought to know.The redshirt freshman from Honolulu, Hawaii has been outstanding this season for the Ducks.But the Oregon offense is so explosive and high-scoring, that he doesn't usually get to play past the second quarter...
Chip Kelly held his weekly media conference on Tuesday as the Ducks prepare for USC on Saturday at the L.A. Coliseum.
Oregon is 13-1 in Pac-12 play under Chip Kelly. That lone loss to USC last season at Autzen Stadium. Saturday the Ducks will seek redemption against the Trojans.
October 27th – at Oregon No. 2 Oregon 70, Colorado 14
Oregon, the No. 2 team in the country, was a 47-point favorite at home over hapless Colorado. The line was an embarrassment for the CU program, but not half as embarrassing as the fact that the Ducks covered … by halftime.
Oregon ran through, around, and over the Colorado defense, scoring touchdowns on...
Quarterback Marcus Mariota discusses Oregon's 70-14 win over Colorado at Autzen Stadium on October 27, 2012.
Oregon senior running back Kenjon Barner takes the stage to answer questions from media following Oregon's 70-14 win over Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. Barner finished the game with 104 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns.
Oregon sophomore quarterback Bryan Bennett responds to media questions following Oregon's 70-14 win over Colorado on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
Robby Boydstun and Craig Loper discuss Oregon's 70-14 win over Colorado on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene.