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The ferocious cries filling Stanford Stadium Thursday night will be the background music to what will likely be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota’s biggest game of his career. The unbeaten Ducks must head into Cardinal territory for a game set to determine Oregon’s National title hopes, and ultimately decide Mariota’s Heisman chances.
The Hawaii native exploded into the college football world just a year ago, when he became the first freshman in 22 years to start for Oregon. Mariota led Oregon to a 12-1 record and earned PAC-12 All-Conference First Team, PAC-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, and won the Fiesta Bowl MVP as he led Oregon to a 35-17 victory. He finished with 38 total touchdowns and just 6 interceptions; all amazing statistics, bar his sole loss as a college player. Sitting at 10-0, then #2 Oregon let #13 Stanford come to Eugene and upset them 17-14. Stanford became the only team in the past 34 contests to hold Oregon to less than 34 points.
Now Oregon is making their way to Stanford with an even more electrifying offense (averaging 55.6 points per game), and a better defense than last year’s team. Stanford is injured on defense, but still sit in the top 20 giving up 19.4 points per game. Marcus Mariota will be playing the toughest group he’s faced all year. A 20-0 touchdown/interception ratio is video game-esque, and the 9.1 yards per carry with 9 touchdowns is just superhuman. This could be the game that determines whether Mariota is the best college quarterback in the country, and will be the game every voter looks at when they choose their Heisman winner at season’s end. There’s only one guarantee for this top-10 matchup: it will not disappoint.
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Our shoe game crazyyy ! Betta believe it, fresh out the box.. pic...
Oregon Ducks wide receiver Josh Huff was so disheartened by the team’s poor showing at Stanford on Thursday night that he was seen crying on the sidelines during the fourth quarter. Although the show of emotion was a sign that Huff cares deeply about his team, someone should have reminded him that they still had […]
Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff took to Twitter this week to show off some new, custom Ducks sneakers…proving once again that Oregon is the biggest merchandise ***** in the NCAA.
The custom Nike kicks are solid green with Oregon’s “Rubber Ducky” logo on the back heel. Check them out below.
Our shoe game crazyyy ! Betta believe it, fresh out the box.. pic.twitter.com/o0ugbpVM33...
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The new “best rivalry” on the West Coast takes center stage Thursday night when Stanford hosts Oregon in a showdown that is being billed as the biggest college football game ever to be played at Palo Alto, and one that will go a long way toward deciding who plays in this season’s BCS Championship.
The winner will likely claim the Pac-12 title, but such are the expectations...
With a loss to Utah on their record, a shot at the Rose Bowl or National Championship Game on the line, and only one home win over the Ducks since 1996, Stanford didn't need any extra motivation before their Pac-12 North match-up with Oregon tomorrow night.
De'Anthony Thomas gave it to them anyway.
When asked how many points the Ducks should score against a Cardinal...
1.The O on the sides of the helmet with the wings on the shoulders.. Weird. But definitely Iconic in my opinion. The new helmets and uniforms are unbelievable, and the fact that they can upgrade from the “classic” (is it right to say that) winged shoulder design is amazing.
2.Returning talent. The number of defensive players that played in that game that still play for the Ducks...
Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) heads to the end zone for a touchdown run in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field.
Tonight in Palo Alto the Heisman Trophy winner will be decided. There is also a rather large college football game going on between two of the best teams in the Pac-12, the Stanford Cardinal and the Oregon Ducks, who both also...
Ducks start with two first downs, working the short passing game, then Mariota misses deep with Josh Huff wide open for a score.