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Superficial measures never go far enough. Fans expect perfection and an unbroken chain of three and outs, and analysts compare everything to SEC, where one quarterback in ten can throw and every other weekend the opponent is helpless and punchless, Troy State or Mississippi.
Statistics tell their own damn lies. Oregon's defense will always be underrated, as long as the measures are yards allowed and time of possession. The Ducks are 34-6 in their last 40 scoring 46 points a game. Offensively, that's shock and awe efficiency. Defensively, that's a lot of extra possessions and plays, and to combat that, Nick Aliotti and his staff do a tremendous job of developing their depth and preparing for the future, playing the number twos and number threes in rotation.
The Ducks probably lead the country in an unkept stat, "Meaningless Yards Allowed." Think back to last year. Against UCLA in the PAC-12 title game, the Bruins put together a 15-play, 94-yard touchdown drive...
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Can a freshman win the Heisman trophy?That may be the question on everyone’s mind after first year quarterback Marcus Mariota led the 5th ranked Oregon Ducks to a resounding 57 to 34 victory over visiting Arkansas State.Mariota, a freshman from Hawaii, showed great poise in leading the high-powered Duck offense to 50 points in less than two quarters. Oregon held such a commanding...
The man some media and fans are calling ‘Super Mario’ was just that — super — in his debut on Saturday night against Arkansas State.Marcus Mariota, redshirt freshman from Honolulu, led No. 5 Oregon in rout to a three-touchdown performance, where he completed 18 of 22 passing attempts for 200 yards as the Ducks downed the Red Wolves 57-34.He started the game completing 12...
First, I wanted to express my appreciation for the Ducks going back to their classic colors. A little garish for my taste, but who am I to mess with tradition? But then, I saw the marks all over the uniform and became concerned that the players were being dangerously exposed to mercury. Apparently, though, t’s not mercury, and just shiny fabric and was actually put there on purpose...
EUGENE -- Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota proved the Oregon coaching staff's decision to start him by throwing for 216 yards on a 19-for-23 passing effort that resulted in three touchdowns. Oregon went into halftime leading 50-10.
Freshman WR Bralon Addison discusses his first career game as an Oregon Ducks against Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in Autzen Stadium. Addison finished the game with three catches for 15 yards and a long of seven.
Freshman DE Arik Armstead discusses his first career game as an Oregon Duck during a post-game interview following Oregon's 57-34 win over Arkansas State. Armstead was given credit for two unassisted tackles.
Junior WR Josh Huff talks about Oregon's win over Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Autzen Stadium. Huff finished the game with two catches for 22 yards including a touchdown reception.
Oregon freshman DE DeForest Buckner responds to questions from media following Oregon's 57-34 win over Arkansas State. The game was Buckner's first career game at Oregon and he was given credit for three total tackles (two solos).
EUGENE – If there is any doubt just how good the Oregon Ducks (1-0) can be, then look at the first half of the 57-34 win over Arkansas State (0-1). The Ducks scored 50 points, had 417 yards of offense. Oregon held its opponent to 10 points, 228 yards of offense including only 56 yards of rushing. By then Oregon’s Chip Kelly decided to call of the dogs.
Arkansas State University traveled across the country to take on the No. 5 Oregon Ducks Saturday night. While the game didn't turn out as AStateNation hoped it would, there were definitely some positives achieved from the match-up. Go "Inside" this Photo Gallery by US Presswire of all the action.
Thank God that "Call Me Maybe" thing is over.