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NWSB insider Jason Green breaks down the week 7 matchup between Arizona State and Oregon. Oregon won the game because of their huge offense and deep depth chart. They won Even with star RB LeMichael James out and Darron Thomas getting knocked out.
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Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas appeared to injure his left knee against Arizona State on Saturday night.
The injury occurred early in the second half with the No. 9 Ducks leading 21-17, when linebacker Colin Parker fell on Thomas' legs.
Thomas grimaced as he was attended to by team trainers, but he got up and jogged off the field. He received further treatment on the sidelines...
Darron Thomas threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns before he left with left leg injury and ninth-ranked Oregon survived his absence with a 41-27 victory over No. 18 Arizona State on Saturday night. It was the second straight game that the Ducks have lost a key player to injury. Running back LaMichael James dislocated his elbow in Oregon's last outing, a 43-15 win over California.
Oregon is already facing off against No. 18 Arizona State tonight without star running back LaMichael James, who is recovering from an elbow injury. Now, Chip Kelly’s team is going to have to win without their quarterback, Darron Thomas. In the third quarter of tonight’s game, Thomas was tackled by an ASU defender, awkwardly bending…
Another big injury marred an important victory for the No. 9 ranked Oregon Ducks (5-1, 3-0) on Saturday night, this time to their quarterback Darron Thomas.
There was a lot of build-up and excitement going into the game between Pac-12 favorites #9 Oregon and #18 Arizona State. ESPN College Gameday was in Eugene to show the contest to a national television audience so people could get a glimpse of a few of the best in the west.
The Ducks, who were favored in the game, are a team based on consistency and explosiveness. They repeatedly...
By STEVE MIMS
EUGENE, Ore. Already without its star running back, Oregon lost starting quarterback Darron Thomas early in the second half on Saturday night.
But while it was tough to tell the back-ups from the starters in the backfield, the results looked familiar as Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas combined to run for 244 yards and three scores in support of replacement...
Despite two turnovers in its own territory that led to 10 ASU points, Oregon took a 21-17 lead into halftime. Darron Thomas threw two touchdowns including the last one to tight end David Paulson with just 27 seconds left in the half.
Injuries may cause the players to change, but essentially Oregon stays the same.
The past two games have been scary for Ducks fans. First, they saw running back LaMichael James hit the turf with a dislocated shoulder against California.
Then on Saturday night versus Arizona State, a falling Sun Devils player landed squarely on quarterback Darron Thomas' legs.
Already down all-world running back LaMichael James, the No. 9 Ducks were dealt another significant blow when quarterback Darron Thomas was knocked from the game in the second half against No. 18 Arizona State. However, in their stead, Kenjon Barner and redshirt freshman Bryan Bennett saved the day, leading Oregon to a 41-27 win over the Sun Devils.
Last week, LaMichael James went down with an injury. This week against Arizona State, it is Darron Thomas who gets hurt. No worries. Bruce Feldman says the deep and talented Ducks have playmakers to spare.