Found November 22, 2011 on The Duck Stops Here:
The Heisman race is as muddled as the BCS standings. Major candidates all have a slip-up on their resume, so there's no clear cut winner.  No Oregon Duck has ever won a Heisman, (though the Beavers have one, Terry Baker in 1963) and the Ducks are going to miss the plane to New York this year as well. LaMichael James was among the preseason favorites, but an injury and subpar games against LSU and USC sunk his chances. He'd need two miracle games against OSU and in the PAC-12 Championship Game even to get back into the conversation, and even then it's probably too late. Photo left: The bronze Heisman statue was modeled after New York University football player Ed Smith back in the 1930's, but if they ever update it, the best stiffarm in the history of the game had to belong to Jeremiah Johnson. Just ask the OSU Beavers. De'Anthony Thomas is a year or two away from being a serious candidate, but if there were a freshman Heisman or equivalent award, he'd be...

Big Ten Football: Week 13 Preview

The Big Ten game of the week is in Madison where the Badgers host Penn State with a trip to the inaugural B1G Championship Game at stake. The winner will play Michigan State. In other action, the 108th edition of The Game will be played at the Big House. Iowa at Nebraska: Finally….the Redenbacher Bowl, even though Orville actually was born in Indiana and went to Purdue…I have...

Badgers aim for Big Ten championship

MADISON, Wis. When Wisconsin's 2011 college football schedule was released a little more than a year ago, Badgers coach Bret Bielema kept a mental note of what might transpire over Thanksgiving weekend. And it had nothing to do with turkey or stuffing. With Wisconsin slated to play host to Penn State and both teams part of the newly formed Leaders Division in the Big Ten,...

Wisconsin Badgers Football: Leaders division title on the line against Penn State

The No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers (9-2, 5-2) wrap up their regular season schedule Saturday afternoon against No. 19 Penn State (9-2, 6-1). The winner will head to the first ever Big Ten Championship Game against No. 14 Michigan State December 3, representing the Leaders division. Here are my key matchups and story lines for Saturday’s game: Russell Wilson vs. Penn State Defense Russell...

James Responds to Media Questions

Eugene - Oregon junior running back LaMichael James responded to questions from media as the Ducks prepare for Oregon State in the 115th annual Civil War on Saturday. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 12:40 p.m. and will be carried on ABC.

5 Things I Learned About College Football – Week 12 Review

Chaos reigns!  Two really-not-so-surprising upsets highlighted the weekend.  In Ames, IA (Iowa State beating then-No. 2 Oklahoma State) and in Eugene, OR (USC stomping Oregon) has put three SEC teams in the top slots in the BCS poll…LSU, Alabama and, yes, friends…like I’ve been saying since pre-season, Arkansas.  What a weekend… Oklahoma State kicker Quinn Sharp reacts...

The Thanksgiving Weekend Crystal Ball Run Staff Picks

What’s that? All you want for Thanksgiving is some Week 13 Crystal Ball Run Staff Picks? Ask, and you shall receive. Here are this weekend’s holiday picks. However, you will notice one, glaring exception: There is no mention of the “Game of the Century Part Deux,” Arkansas and LSU. That’s because much like we did in the week preceding LSU-Alabama, Crystal Ball Run will...

USC linebacker wipes his butt on Oregon's LaMichael James

Threw the first three quarters or so, the Matt Barkley and his USC Trojans were metaphorically wiping their collective tails with the #4 ranked Oregon Ducks. The Ducks made it close, but eventually lost 38-35. With under a minute in the first half, LaMichael James took a hand-off up the middle and was tackled by USC linebacker Dion Bailey.  Bailey then proceeded to sit on James...

Bloguin Heisman Poll Week Twelve

The last few weeks of this season have been absolutely crazy and have caused a chaos at the top of the polls. Oklahoma State was in the drivers seat to get a bid to the BCS National Championship Game but they got upended by Iowa State in Ames. Just when Oregon started to get back into the race, they got beat by USC and Matt Barkley. Finally, Robert Griffin III stepped up and had...

James and Rice Named Finalists for National Awards

University of Oregon running back LaMichael James and punter Jackson Rice have been named as finalists for the Doak Walker Award and Ray Guy Award, respectively.

5 Reasons The Oregon Ducks were upset by the USC Trojans

Jason Green gives us 5 reasons why the Oregon Ducks could not avoid the upset vs the USC Trojans. While LaMichael James was not himself for the Ducks, they also could not contain Matt Barkley.

State Of The Ducks: Weekly Notebook | November 23

Looking for Pac 12 Football news? Matt Martz our man with his pulse on the Oregon sports beat is back with another edition of the Oregon Ducks Notebook. LaMichael James handed off the torch to Kenjon Barner while the kicker Alejandro Maldonado had a game to remember - for the wrong reasons!

The Doak Walker Award: Projecting the Finalist

Later this afternoon, the Doak Walker Award finalists will be announced. As I have done the last two weeks in breaking down each semifinalist, today I do the same as well as make a projection of who I feel should be the three remaining finalist for this prestigious award. Following this weekend, one player in my eyes made a huge jump, and now resides atop my list. Here are the...

2011 Civil War: OSU Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks Week 13 Handicapping Preview

It’s Civil War time, the Oregon State Beavers vs. Oregon Ducks Saturday November 26th 2011. Check out the live betting odds, ncaa handicapping preview, and gambling trends. The Ducks do not air it out much with QB Darron Thomas, why would they with LaMichael James. This week Oregon have to contain OSU's Sean Mannion. 2011 College football betting season is here.

B1G Week 13 Preview

The end of the season is near and so is Thanksgiving.  Time to be thankful for a few things and get ready for some rival games.  First thing I have to be thankful for is You Tube.  I don’t know how many times I have had the Lee Corso over excited moment from last week sent to me.  I laugh every time I watch it though. I’m not going to apologize for that.  Next I have to...
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