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De'Anthony Thomas is a great college football player, one of the most unique and exciting talents in the history of the game. Over his career he's averaged a touchdown every 8.5 times he touches the ball, and several of those have been of the "wow, what just happened!" variety. He stuns opposing crowds to silence. He can make an opposing tackler look silly in the open field, or other times he simply outruns them with an unknown gear only a few players ever possess. In the Virginia game Thomas took a 40-yard sweep around right end where three defenders had angles on him along the sideline. He outran all three and tight roped the sideline like a magician crossing the Grand Canyon, only The Black Momba did it with 4.3 speed. DAT's been electronically timed in the 100 meters in 10.31, and somehow he's one of those athletes that seems even faster with a football under his arm. It's the suddenness rather than just the raw, straight-line speed. He cuts so smo...

2013 Race for the Heisman Week 2

Tajh Boyd (QB-Clemson) – With Clemson enjoying a 38-0 halftime lead over South Carolina State, Boyd did not play a single snap after the second quarter this past Saturday. Although his numbers for the first half of the game were rather pedestrian, the senior quarterback avoided 

Oregon Has Eliminated The Upset

Ask anyone - Oregon didn't play their best game Saturday afternoon. There were penalties, 11, which accounted for 119 negative yards. The Ducks were dismal on third down and worse on fourth down. There was a blocked extra point, and for all his brilliance, Marcus Mariota missed on half his pass attempts.  All these early-season miscues might have been a problem for ordinary...

Heisman pundit tabs Marcus Mariota top Heisman candidate after week 2

Chris Huston of has issued his Week 3 Heisman Watch, and Marcus Mariota is number one ahead of Braxton Miller, Tajh Boyd and Teddy Bridgewater. Huston is one of the foremost authorities on the award. He polls actual Heisman voters and considers statistical trends, the history of the trophy voting, and the schedule. About Mariota he says: It didn’t take long...

Thomas Tyner off to a running start at Oregon

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer It's fitting that Thomas Tyner's nickname is Dash. The freshman running back made his highly anticipated debut for No. 2 Oregon last weekend against Virginia and scored the first time he was handed the ball. Oregon went on to defeat the Cavaliers 59-10 and Tyner had a coming out party as the latest speedster...

State of the Ducks: an interview with Movoli Sports

Everybody wants to know what's going on with the Ducks. Today Cullen Burnell of stopped by with seven questions, which The Duck Stops Here answered at a blur-fast pace, though we scowled at a couple of the hypotheticals: After Chip Kelly decided to leave the program for the NFL, new coach Mark Helfrich and his staff said that little would change in terms of how the...

Oregon-Tennessee Week: Hroniss Grasu

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon's center Hroniss Grasu speaks to Erik Skopil of regarding the upcoming game with Tennessee at Autzen Stadium.

Lyerla, Mariota, and Ifo go early in 2014 Mock Draft

Dane Bugler of NFL Draft Scout and has his latest 2014 Mock Draft, and he has three Ducks slated to go in the first round: Colt Lyerla, 10th overall, to the Giants Marcus Mariota, 15th to the Eagles Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, 18th to the Panthers

Duck Scoop: Sept. 9, 2013

The Oregon Ducks prepare for the Tennessee Volunteers in a game that will be played at Autzen Stadium on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 12:30 p.m. The game will carried live on ABC.

Portland SportsBeat: Episode 6

On this episode of Portland SportsBeat, hosts Brad Stein and PJ Miller are on location at Raul's Family Mexican Restaurant. They talk Oregon Beavers, Oregon Ducks, NFL, & then participate in some sports trivia.

De'Anthony Thomas, Damante Horton, and Jake Smith earn Pac-12 Football Player of the Week honors

Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas, Washington State cornerback Damante Horton, and Arizona kicker Jake Smith have been named Pac-12 Football Players of the Week in football. Horton, a senior from Oakland, led a spirited defensive effort by Washington State in the Cougars 10-7 upset win over USC in the first Conference game of season. The Trojans passing attack looked...
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