Found September 08, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
Derrick Malone is developing into quite a player. For the second week in a row he led the Ducks in tackles, this time with 12 after having 11 the week before. Malone is active in the middle and getting it. He also had half of a tackle for loss. Tony Washington is doing a great job taking over from Dion Jordan. So far this season he has 2.5 sacks, 1 in the Nicholls game, and 1.5 sacks against Virginia with a forced fumble (he shared once of the sacks with Wade Keliikipi). Washington's tied for second on the team with 11 tackles, 3 tfls and 2 forced fumbles. He's been athletic and he's a great leader and effort guy, getting encouraging productivity despite not having quite the length and speed Jordan had. Washington is 6-3, 243 while Jordan was 6-7 with a 4.6 40   For all his measurables which the NFL loved, Jordan was a little bit of an underachiever statistically for the Ducks. They asked him to do a lot of things, and he had the recurring shoulder problem, so he on...

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...

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...

Mariota 3rd in latest ESPN Heisman Index

A panel of sixteen experts from participate in a weekly Heisman Watch, and in their latest one, Marcus Mariota is third, with 36 total points and 4 first-place votes. Oregon running back/slot receiver De'Anthony Thomas is 13th, just behind Sammy Watkins and A.J. McCarron. Tajh Boyd tops the most recent poll. Teddy Bridgewater is second. The panel votes weekly. It includes...

Oregon ropes Cavs, 59-10

The Oregon Ducks ran their record to 2-0 with a 59-10 victory over Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, televised nationally on ABC/ESPN2. Oregon drove 89 yards with the opening kickoff, scoring in 5 plays, Marcus Mariota sprinting 71 yards straight up the middle untouched on a quarterback draw. Senior quarterback Dustin Haines, this year's holder kept on the Swinging...

Virginia Post-Game: Tyler Johnstone

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Oregon offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone talks with reporters following Oregon's 59-10 over Virginia on Sept. 7, 2013 about the offensive line's performance.

Virginia Post Game: Thomas Tyner talks about

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Oregon freshman running back made his first appearance in a football game on Saturday when Oregon defeated Virginia 59-10. Tyner scored two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 31 yards.

Ducks Up By 18 at the Half

CHAROLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Marcus Mariota ran for a touchdown and threw for a score as the Oregon Ducks took a 28-10 lead into the lockerroom for halftime against the Virginia Cavaliers. Mariota had three carries for 102 yards including a 71-yard touchdown run in the first drive of the game.

2nd half thread, Oregon at Virginia

Ducks lead 28-10 but have kept the Wahoos close with stupid penalties and poor blocking by the offensive line. They've been stuffed twice on fourth down, once at the UVa. three just before the half. Oregon has 6 penalties for 80 yards, and two of them, a taunting foul on De'Anthony Thomas, a late hit on Ricky Heimuli, were ticky-tack. A couple of the other were plain stupid...

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.
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