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Oregon's defensive line was so depleted that backup tight end Koa Ka'ai and two other freshmen were pressed into emergency duty.
Big-play running back Kenjon Barner was bottled up all night so freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota put the game on his arm.
Oregon overcame numerous hurdles to beat California 59-17 on Saturday night to move into the top spot in The Associated Press poll with just three weeks left in the regular season.
The Ducks (10-0, 7-0 Pac-12) were without four of their top five linemen coming into the game and then lost defensive tackle Taylor Hart in the first quarter to another injury but still overwhelmed the Golden Bears.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Louisville Cardinals saw their perfect seasons come to an end in week 11 (Photos: Getty)
Tailgater Top 25 Rankings, Week 11
From six to four. Alabama’s defeat at the hands of Texas A&M was the most resounding loss of the weekend, but Louisville also tumbled from the ranks of the unbeaten. Now Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Ohio...
The Oregon Ducks are 9-0 this season, ranked No. 2, and looking for a second BCS title game berth in three years. The man leading the team is head coach Chip Kelly, who maybe looking for a new challenge in the NFL. Former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti told CBSSports.com that he believes Kelly will soon be leaving for the NFL. “It's just inevitable that he will eventually be...
Oregon star running back Kenjon Barner was taken to the locker room briefly after apparently injuring his right hand against California on Saturday night.
Barner left the game for the second-ranked Ducks late in the first quarter holding his hand and grimacing on the sideline before being taken to the locker room. He came back to the field before the next series and got on the field...
In a blink of an eye, Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned a tight game into another blowout that could have the Ducks in position to move into the top spot in the country.
Mariota threw the third of his school record-tying six touchdown passes on the first play after an interception to break open what had been a close game and help Oregon make its case for the top ranking in the country...
Ducks vs Bears Love ‘em Hate ‘em Style
This was not the prettiest game to watch if you are an Oregon Ducks fan; well, at least in the first half.
Heading into California the Ducks knew they would be hitting the road with a depleted roster, especially on the defensive side of the ball. With players like Dion Jordan and Ricky Heimuli sidelined with injuries, the Ducks struggled...
Projections for rankings beginning week 12:Projected BCS Top Five Kansas State Oregon Notre Dame Georgia Texas A&M* *On the BCS and Coaches Poll top five bubble: Texas A&M, Alabama, Florida, and LSU. Projected USA Today Coaches Poll Top Four Oregon Kansas State Notre Dame Georgia Projected AP Top Five Oregon Kansas State Notre Dame Georgia Ohio State ...
Freshman defensive lineman DeForest Buckner discusses his first career start as Oregon defeats Cal, 59-17. Buckner was credited with three solo tackles and an assist.
The No. 3 ranked Oregon Ducks (10-0, 7-0) emerged victorious with a 59-17 win at Cal on Saturday. Here are some takeaways from the game.
Tallahassee Godby athlete Jaylin Hayward loves the Oregon Ducks. He's a 2015 prospect that plays cornerback and wide receiver.
Freshman point guard Dominic Artis scored 16 points to lead Oregon over Portland State 80-69 Monday night.
Carlos Emory added 15 points and Damyean Dotson had 12 points and six rebounds for Oregon, which made 8 of its first 11 3-point attempts to build a big lead and never trailed in the game.
Artis was 6 for 13 from the field and made four of Oregon's nine 3-pointers. It was...
Tony Woods scored 14 points, including an emphatic two-handed dunk late in the game to put Oregon up for good in an 83-73 victory against Northern Arizona on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Damyean Dotson also scored 13 points for the Ducks, E.J. Singler added 12 points and eight rebounds, and Dominic Artis had 10 in the season-opener for Oregon, which sealed...
With the Alabama Crimson Tide losing, they predictably fell out of the #1 slot in the BCS. Kansas State is the new #1 and the Oregon Ducks are the new #2. Bama is now #4 behind Notre Dame
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• Dropped out of BCS Standings: No. 21 Mississippi State, No. 24 Northwestern; No. 25 Toledo.
• Kansas State makes its first-ever...
The California Golden Bears hung in there against the powerful Oregon Ducks offense for two and a half quarters. Underdogs were playing inspired football across the country on Saturday, especially #15 Texas A&M who handed the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide their first loss of the year, 29-24.In fact, the Bears stayed in the game until a key third down and nine with 6:20 to go in the...
Trap Game? Not so much.
Week 11’s contest against the California Golden Bears has been looked at as a trap game all season long for the Oregon Ducks. Coming off a big win against the USC Trojans, the fear was that the Ducks would be looking ahead to tougher competition, and that they just might struggle in a place that has historically not been kind to them over the past few seasons...