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NorthWest Sports Beat:
Oregon 48 – 24 Oregon State
There was a lot of hope in the city of Corvallis this morning as thousands of Oregon State Beaver fans flocked to Reser Stadium to see if their football program could repeat what the Stanford Cardinal did last week and beat the Ducks.
After it was all over, however, the Oregon Ducks asserted their dominance in the rivalry, trouncing the Beavers by a score of 48-24.
A close score at halftime combined with a Beaver touchdown to close up the score at 20-17 early in the third would quickly be quelled by the Ducks who scored 14 points in each of their last two quarters to hold reign over Reser. While the Ducks did jump onto the scoreboard first, a missed field goal by Alejandro Maldonado that was followed by an Oregon State touchdown had many Oregon fans fearing a repeat of the Stanford game last week.
As evidenced by the final score, that turned out to be just a hope of Beaver fans all across the nation.
Leading the Ducks on the ground was Kenjon Barner, rushing for a total of 198 yards and two touchdowns despite missing out on part of the game with an injury. De’Anthony Thomas added to the Oregon attack as he rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns.
Though the Ducks came away from the game uncertain about where they would be playing next, Oregon stayed true to their motto and won the day.
Thomas was electrifying vs the Beavers in the 116th edition of The Civil War. (Photo: Thomas Boyd/Oregonlive.com)
Here are this week’s love ‘em and hate ‘em from another big Oregon victory.
16 in a Row
One of the most unappreciated facts about the Oregon Ducks under Chip Kelly is the fact that they have not lost a true road contest in 16 games (their last road loss was to Stanford in 2009). No matter the atmosphere the Ducks have proved they can win wherever they travel.
Kenjon Barner was held in check last week when the Cardinal shut down the Duck offensive attack; this week would be a lot different. As mentioned before, Barner rushed for a total of 198 yards, adding to his already impressive stats from this season. The determined and quiet senior flashed speed and agility, cutting the ball to the outside on numerous occasions to fuel Oregon’s offense.
The Duck defense has been a ball-hawking machine all season long and that would not change on Saturday afternoon. Oregon’s defense and special teams found their way to six turnovers on the night, giving the Oregon offense all that it needed to blow by the Beavers.
Is this kid really a kicker?
Penalties Stack Up
Luckily for the Ducks, penalties did not play a factor in determining the victor of this football game.
As has been the case for most of the season, Oregon committed a significant number of penalties and gave up a lot of yards in that regard. This afternoon the Ducks committed nine penalties for 86 yards.
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BEST OF MAXIM
Oregon running back Kenjon Barner was injured late in the first half against Oregon State with what appeared to be a possible rib or abdomen injury.
Barner was attended to by trainers on the field after the injury, then walked gingerly to the sidelines without help. He stood on the sidelines for several minutes with his helmet on, conferring with trainers, before heading to the...
Kenjon Barner ran for 198 yards and two touchdowns despite leaving the game for a time with an injury, and No. 5 Oregon defeated No. 16 Oregon State 48-24 in the Civil War on Saturday, keeping alive the Ducks' hopes for a spot in the Pac-12 title game and even an outside chance at the national championship.
De'Anthony Thomas, who helped picked up the slack while Barner was...
With only a couple of weeks left in the season, we need good performances to get back to even. At season’s end, I’ll be posting our overall records in addition to the final Tailgater marks, but for now:
Zach Bigalke: 51-52-2 (4-5)
John Mitchell: 46-57-2 (2-7)
Matt Strobl: 47-55-3 (3-6)
Week 13 Picks
Notre Dame’s season will end today. Either the Irish beat USC and...
The University of Oregon Athletic Department today announced that senior linebacker Michael Clay and redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota were named the team's Most Outstanding Players at the annual football awards reception on Sunday afternoon at the Club at Autzen inside Autzen Stadium.
Despite trailing by 19 points in the first half, the Oregon Ducks (5-1) fought back against Cincinnati (6-0) before succumbing 77-66 in the championship round of the Global Sports Classic in the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday night.
Today the Oregon Ducks will play against the Oregon State Beavers at 3 p.m. EST on the Pac-12 Network.
At 10-1, the Oregon Ducks still have a chance at the national championship but firs they must defeat instate rival Oregon State in the yearly Civil War game.
The over/under for Oregon versus Oregon State is 65.5 points. Oregon is a 9.5 point favorite after opening as a 12.5 point...
Oregon beat UNLV 83-79 tonight in Vegas. That sets up an Oregon-Cincinnati championship game for the Global Sports Thing tomorrow night at 10:30 on CBS sports. Here is the ESPN box score
Damyean Dotson made what was the game winner with 19 seconds left on a spinning 1 handed shot in the lane.
This isn't as sexy as a potential matchup with UNLV, who is ranked...
CORVALLIS, Ore., -- The Oregon Ducks (11-1, 8-1) felt they needed to get back to normal. Last week, the Oregon’s perfect season went down the drain but on Saturday in the 116th Civil War against Oregon State (8-3, 6-3) things got back to normal as Oregon exploded in the third quarter and beat OS, 48-24 in front of 47,249 the largest crowd ever at Reser Stadium.
The Oregon Ducks (5-0) shocked the basketball world on Friday night by derailing the No. 18 UNLV Running Rebels (2-1), 83-79 at Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Relying on freshman Damyean Dotson's stellar play in the final two and half minutes, the Ducks iced the win and propels the Ducks to face Cincinnati on Saturday in the conclusion of the Global Sports Classic.
Last week I said this was a five-man race. After watching Kenjon Barner and the Oregon offense look more impotent than the Cialis commercial bathtub guy against Stanford I'm crossing him off the list. There are four legitimate Heisman candidates left, so let's see where they all stand heading into Rivalry Week before Johnny Manziel runs away with this thing.
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...
Good old fashioned rivalry
The Oregon Ducks needed a bounce-back performance following last week’s debacle against the Stanford Cardinal, and that’s exactly what they got against their in-state rival, the Oregon State Beavers.
Oregon State allowed the Ducks to take the first offensive possession, and the team from Eugene took full advantage with a 42-yard run from Marcus Mariota...