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That hurts. That really hurts. Watching a national championship slip through the fingers of your college football team as the blood slips away from your body is just about as painful an experience as you can have in sports. There is a multitude of talking points and controversy and angles to analyze, scenarios to address, and for some of us, hair to pull out from Stanford's gritty, gutty 17-14 overtime win over the Oregon Ducks. But one stands out over all the others: Chip Kelly runs a machine, a humming machine that has one pebble that every-so-often trips up the works - an incompetent kicking game.
This football game was similar to the USC football game last year. A night home game, against the premier challenger to Oregon's Pac-12 crown, with the rain coming down, and things slowly but surely going horribly wrong. Last year, the Ducks and SC engaged in a high-stakes shootout, with the Trojans driving the Ducks to the brink of obliteration for three quarters, before Ore...
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Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks ran into a stout defensive front. Unable to break away from Stanford, the nation’s number two fell in overtime (Getty/ Dykes)
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What in the heck did we just see? For one unbeaten to fall would have been surprise and chaos, but two? Nearly three? Ohio State outplayed Wisconsin for most of the game but...
Saturday night, it rained in Autzen Stadium.
For the second November in a row the Ducks' hope of a second appearance in the national championship game ended with missed field goals, missed blocks and loose footballs that bounced the other way.
Stanford's quick, physical defensive front didn't need a replay review to defeat Oregon at the line of scrimmage. The Ducks...
Despite missing two field goals during Oregon's 17-14 loss to Stanford, Duck place kicker Alejandro Maldonado was man enough to face the media after the game and respond to questions about what happened on the field.
At the University of Nike on Saturday in overtime on national TV in primetime, the peak of this multi-billion-dollar college football business was coming down on a freshman quarterback, Marcus Mariota. He turned 19 a few weeks ago.
He botched it, and then the field-goal kicker missed, too, allowing Stanford to beat No. 2 Oregon 17-14. On a night when BCS No. 1 Kansas State was exposed...
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota discusses Oregon 17-14 overtime loss to Stanford on Nov. 17, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.
It seemed nothing could slow down the Oregon Ducks this season. Steamrolling opponents with a near 55 points per game average and an offense that averaged 562 yards per game, the Ducks cruised to a 10-0 record and the No. 2 BCS ranking, putting themselves three wins away from a shot at the BCS Championship Game. All of that changed on Saturday night.
EUGENE, ORE., -- The Oregon Ducks could not find the Autzen Stadium magic and fell to the Stanford Cardinal, 17-14 in overtime. Oregon falls to 10-1 for the season and 7-1 in the conference race while Stanford improves to 9-2 for the year and an identical 7-1 in the conference.
On this episode of The Slant, Brad Stein is joined by Oregon Sports News writer David Gillaspie. They discuss the Oregon Ducks, the state of the BCS, and why all medical personnel should learn how to wrestle.
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UCLA has already clinched a spot in the Pac 12 championship game for a second straight season, and this year they did so without the need for an asterisk. A season after representing the Pac 12 South in the conference championship game because USC was ineligible for postseason play, the Bruins surprised many by winning the outright Pac 12 South Division this season following a...
EUGENE, ORE., -- The Oregon Ducks and the Stanford Cardinal battled to a 7-all tie in the first half of the game tonight at Autzen Stadium.
eDuck.com's Steve Summers and Erik Skopil discuss Chip Kelly's Tuesday media conference and Oregon Men's Basketball.
1. Stanford (9-2) Yes, the headlines will be big as the Cardinal knocks the Ducks from the ranks of the undefeated and out of the BCS picture. It’s not that big of surprise to those who’ve been following both teams closely. Stanford’s offense outgained and out-rushed them. Stanford looked the better team from beginning to end. Best line from the game, when asked about the...
First Down. If you haven't taken notice of the Stanford Cardinal by now you need to start. Stanford is now 9-2 and fresh off a major road upset of #2 Oregon. The nation's top run defense stuffed the Ducks, holding them to just 198 yards on the ground. Twice Oregon tried to go for it on fourth down - something that's rather routine under Chip Kelly - and twice they were...
The Oregon Ducks just got beat. They didn’t give it away, weren’t screwed by the refs, and Alejandro Maldonado isn’t to blame.
As that Stanford kick sailed through the uprights at the end of Saturday night’s overtime disappointment, frustration over what could’ve been fell from the sky like seemingly every important field goal attempt Chip Kelly’s Ducks have needed...