Found October 04, 2013 on
The Duck Stops Here:
Everybody has a plan until you hit them in the mouth.
For the Ducks this weekend at Colorado, the keys are simple:
1. Create a sense of inevitability with a solid start. Establish an offensive rhythm and efficiency to take to Seattle next week in a pivotal road game.
2. Contain Paul Richardson. The Colorado wide receiver started the season with a pair of 200-yard games, and he's far and away the Buffaloes' most dangerous weapon. He excels at yards after catch so the Ducks have to tackle well. Prevent big chunk plays that excite the sideline.
Buff Daddy: it's actually a girl buffalo, but it's still the coolest mascot entrance besides the Duck on the Harley. After all, LSU doesn't actually charge out with the Tiger. (Doug Pensinger, Getty Images)
3. Run the football. The Ducks have a physical advantage in this game and they ought to use it. Build on the momentum they established last week in the running game with Byron Marshall running for 130 yards and Thomas...
BEST OF MAXIM
College Football has been wondering if anyone can take down the mighty Crimson Tide of Alabama University. The same team that has won three of the last four BCS Championships and on track to win third in a row, a feat that has not been done since Army won three in a row in 1944-46. Who has the team, scheme on both offense and defense and the momentum to stop the streak? Here...
Colorado opened as a 38.5-point underdog against Oregon, so they're going to need all the help they can get to upset the Ducks this Saturday. They just got some from the Oregon training staff.
Running back De'Anthony Thomas, who had already accounted for 485 yards and 6 TDs through three games this season, injured his ankle on the opening kickoff of last Saturday's...
Oregon State had good success throwing to the tight end against the Buffalo defense, hook routes at the sticks, flat routes at the goal line, drag routes. So far Lyerla's junior season has been one of frustration, nagging injury, illness and false starts, and he's too talented to waste. The Ducks have three very talented tight ends and a four one with good work...
No. 2 Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) at Colorado (2-1, 0-1), 4:07 p.m. MT (Pac-12 Network)
Line: Oregon by 39.
Series record: Oregon leads 9-8.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Ducks head to Folsom Field with a streak of 16 straight wins in an opponents' stadium, the longest mark in the nation. The Buffaloes play at home for the first time in three weeks after a devastating flood hit the...
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Two Pac-12 schools will meet on Saturday when the Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes match-up.
Alas, not all Pac-12 schools are created equal and the No. 2 Oregon Ducks will be looking to move their record to 5-0. Colorado (2-1) is coming off a blowout loss to Oregon State.
Coverage of the game between the Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes will air on...
Like so many teams before them, the Colorado Buffaloes believed they could match Oregon step for speedy step.
They couldn't. These days, very few can.
And while the second-ranked Ducks raced to a 57-16 romp over Colorado on Saturday night, at least there was this: The Buffaloes actually had a lead.
Two of them, to be precise. Very few can say that this season, either.