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Crystal Ball Run:
Oregon is off to a hot start, but are they a true national title contender? Photo: USA Today Sports We’ve seen this movie before. In each of the past three seasons, Oregon has jumped out to a blazing start in September, beating mediocre opponents to a pulp with ease. Every year, we fall in love with the Ducks for this, falling for the illusion that those 45-point (or more) blowouts mean they are national championship material. It’s happening again this year. Chip Kelly is gone, but Mark Helfrich has the Ducks moving ahead without skipping a beat. Through September, they’ve pasted Nicholls State (who won exactly one game in FCS play in 2012), Virginia (one of the three or four worst teams in the ACC), Tennessee (arguably the worst team in the SEC), and Cal (who sits firmly in the bottom half of the Pac-12). Talk about a gauntlet. Face it: Oregon has done nothing so far to prove it is one of the three best teams in the country. Alabama, Clemson and Georgia have. Oregon ...
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Earlier this offseason you could’ve gotten Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota at 16/1 to win the Heisman. Now, at least for the time being, you can get him at valueless price of 8/5. Bovada has updated its Heisman odds, and Mariota is now a heavy favorite. Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is second, while A&M’s Johnny Manziel [...]
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...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon wide receiver and punt returner Bralon Addison speaks with Erik Skopil of eDuck.com about his performance last week against California and the upcoming game with Colorado.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon quarterback Jeff Lockie speaks to Erik Skopil about the role of backing up Marcus Mariota and the competition with Jake Rodrigues in practice. Lockie and the rest of his teammates are preparing to meet Colorado this Saturday, Oct. 5th in Boulder.
Oregon star De’Anthony Thomas is questionable to play Saturday against Colorado after spraining his left ankle while returning the opening kickoff in last Saturday’s game against Cal. He left the game and did not return.
Fantasy Outlook: Thomas is working to get back on the field Saturday but if he isn’t able to go, Byron Marshall is a must start. Marshall carried the ball...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon defensive lineman speaks to Erik Skopil of eDuck.com about the upcoming match up between Oregon and Colorado. Hart also talked about some of the past Duck defensive units he has been part of.
EUGENE - Two years ago the Ducks made the trip to Boulder with star running back LaMichael James and starting quarterback Darron Thomas sidelined. In their absence, the team didn't miss a beat, beating Colorado 45-2.
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.
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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...