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WATCH: Michigan State Punt Returner Has His Head Knocked Off By Oregon's Charles Nelson

At the end of the first half momentum was going all Michigan State's way, but bit by bit in the second half the tide turned in favor of the Oregon Ducks. One thing that certainly helped to turn it--and deflate the Spartans a little--was this hit laid on the Spartans punt returner by the Ducks cover team.Two things come to mind when I see this:@cjzero/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A lesson in faith: Ducks find resolve for comeback in big game

Air Ifo: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu goes airborne to snatch a clutch interception that sealed Oregon’s 46-27 victory over #7 Michigan State Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). The Ducks dug deep. It was 3rd and 10 and Marcus Mariota had just been sacked for the 5th time. Michigan State led 27-18 with half the third quarter gone, and they’d scored on...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big-play Ducks best Big Ten Champs with speed and execution

“Business” doing business: Royce Freeman steams for a 38-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of Oregon’s 46-27 conquest of the Spartans (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo.) Oregon rode a bevy of big plays to an emphatic 46-27 victory over Michigan State: 1st Quarter Erick Dargan 36-yard interception return (set up the Ducks first touchdown). Marcus Mariota 22 yard pass...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A Little Grit, A Lot Of Mariota, And The Oregon Ducks Launch Their National Title Bid

Every team, every coach, every star, Heisman-contending quarterback needs a game to bring people to their feet. Sure, I was saying all week that I thought Oregon would beat Michigan State. I said it sitting down. On the bus, at the dinner table, on the soccer field – the Ducks should win this game. It’s at Autzen after all. But believe me when I tell you I wasn’t screaming...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Ponder’s Baby Decked Out In Oregon Gear Is The Cutest

Sam Ponder's baby decked out in Oregon Ducks gear might be the cutest baby of all time.
Via Gamedayr
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Attack of the killer freshman: and two other reasons why the Ducks will be a horror show for the PAC-12 North

Devon Allen: he fast (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo.) This Oregon team might even be better than we hoped. Some national writers and pundits are now saying they should be the number one team in the country right now. They got 16 first place votes in the AP poll, to Florida State’s 38. There’s no reason to waste much energy on that debate, because the polls will sort themselves...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buying Into The Mark Helfrich Oregon Ducks Era

A lot of things come to mind when you think of Chip Kelly and his Oregon Ducks teams. His innovative hurry-up-no-huddle offense, the intense practices with blaring music, his dry, sarcastic wit with reporters; all were big parts of what he brought to the table during his 4 years running the show in Eugene. However, what set him apart more than anything was his ability to get his...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Oregon Ducks Football, Game Three: Set Your Alarm Clock!

A few years ago on a different website named after primates, I wrote about how horrible the Pac-10's teevee contract was after a game involving undefeated and 2nd-ranked Oregon originally wasn't allowed to be broadcast live in Eugene (you know, where the university is located) because of exclusive broadcast “windows” the conference had negotiated with the ABC/ESPN conglomerate...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Goes Airborne, Flips Into The End Zone For A Touchdown

Marcus Mariota is awesome. The Oregon quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful’s career is full of great moments, and he added another one to his highlight reel today. The Ducks are hosting Wyoming, and midway through the second quarter, Mariota ran for a touchdown. While this is nothing unusual — Mariota has ran for 17 touchdowns in his career — this one was different. As he...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Numbers confirm Ducks are good, but need to be better in league play

Surfin’ USA: Marcus Mariota prepares to fly to the end zone in Oregon’s 48-14 win over South Dakota. He vaulted a defender at the 4 and landed on his million-dollar shoulders, going into a perfect tuck position like he was body-surfing a big wave (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Oregon’s offensive execution in the Wyoming was very crisp. The quarterbacks combined for 25...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Drake Wore Two Marcus Mariota Jerseys And Oregon Sneakers During A Concert On Saturday

Rapper and noted sports fan Drake performed a concert in Ridgefield, Washington on Saturday night. The show was about two hours away from the campus of the University of Oregon, and Drake — who is known to wear gear for many different teams — rocked some awesome Ducks attire last night. Drizzy wore two different Marcus Mariota jerseys, along with a special pair of Oregon sneakers...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The one thing missing from the Oregon offense

Unjinxable: Marcus Mariota is this week’s Sports Illustrated cover boy, in a story that highlights his NFL prospects. Right now he leads a Duck offense that keeps getting better. They bury you with a surge. Last Saturday the Oregon Ducks reeled off 41 straight points, after erupting for 28 unanswered the week before to close out Michigan State. Against Wyoming  they cranked out 263...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wednesday Two-Minute drill: Ducks fully prepped for pass-happy Cougs

Tyner Time: Thomas Tyner has run hard for the Oregon Ducks this season, but he hasn’t had the kind of second-level success he’s capable of while plowing for the hard yards up the middle. That may change this weekend versus Washington State (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). The future looks bright but it won’t be easy: the PAC-12 released Oregon’s 2015 schedule Tuesday...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury woes pose challenge for the Ducks, but they’ve handled them before

Kan-do spirit: with injuries exacting their terrible tax on the Oregon offensive line, players like 6-2, 295 Jake Pisarcik have to be ready for a larger role in the team’s success. Here he congratulates running back Kani Benoit after paving the way for Benoit’s first career touchdown as a Duck (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo.) Injuries are part of the game in a collision...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks have to prove it every week in the nation’s most competitive conference

For all the success Oregon’s had in the last six years, they are 0-2 on the road right now. Going into Pullman and having a sharp, focused game where they respond to the challenges and question marks of the first few weeks is vitally important. The season is one quarter over. It’s the start of conference play, a nine-game gauntlet where nine challengers will try to expose the...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Oregon To Debut New Black ‘Mach Speed’ Jerseys For WSU Game

This won’t come as a surprise, but Saturday night, the Oregon Ducks will be debuting new jerseys when they take on Washington State on the road. UO will be wearing its black “Mach Speed” threads – the same ones that were unveiled last December ahead of the Alamo Bowl. The team chose to go with its green and white version for that game, holding the black and yellow kit for...
Via College Spun
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks Wearing Slick Black Uniforms For Wazzu Game

The Oregon Ducks will wear black Mach Speed Nike jerseys in their road game against Washington State.
Via Gamedayr
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

As long as the Ducks have Mariota, I’m saying there’s a chance

Grace under pressure: as he entered the tunnel after the game he patted an equipment manager on the shoulder and gave the crowd a “Hang Loose” sign. Marcus Mariota is the best quarterback in college football, and it isn’t even close (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports photo.) Turns out Aaron Fentress was right. The Ducks do have serious flaws, but as long as they have Marcus Mariota...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Heisman Trophy Watch List (Week 4)

  1. Marcus Mariota (Oregon) Mariota keeps his No.1 spot with a nail biting victory over Washington St in Pullman. Oregon’s o-line has some question marks to say the least but Mariota is the best player in the country and showed it time after time Saturday. Mariota went 21 of 25 with 329 yards and 5 touchdowns in a offensive shootout. 2. Todd Gurley (Georgia) When you when 66...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

If it’s broke, fix it: what the Ducks need to do now to stay viable in the PAC-12

New fragrance from Dior: Escape. The Ducks dodged a bullet in Pullman, benefiting from a crucial noncall on this pass breakup by Dior Mathis, but they need to heal and grow in the next two weeks to make a preemptive strike in the next one (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports photo.) Duck fans: how would you like to be LSU or Michigan right now? Or USC, Cal, or Washington State? Oregon has...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon’s defense, so far, are the Not-Ready-for-Primetime Players

Picking for points: Washington State shredded #2 Oregon’s defense with the Air Raid, the fourth week in a row Don Pellum’s unit has been leaky and inconsistent (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports photo.) After four games, the 4-0, #2-ranked Ducks rank 103rd in the country in total defense, giving up 443.5 yards per game and 5.72 yards per play. The Ducks face Arizona in 10 days, a...
Via The Duck Stops Here
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Remains Atop ESPN Experts’ Heisman Poll, Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah Up To No. 4

Ameer Abdullah admitted to ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg that the Heisman is a quarterback award, but the Nebraska running back is trying to change that trend this season.  The Huskers’ senior had one of the best performances of the college football season Saturday, rushing for 229 yards and two touchdowns against Miami, leading the Huskers to a 41-31 win over the Hurricanes....
Via College Spun
28 days ago  |  Discuss

An infusion of toughness and hustle for the Oregon defense

Little Big Man: Charles Nelson brings the reign as Oregon’s lead cover guy on kicks and punts. The tenacity and sure tackling marks him as the ideal candidate for the team’s Marathon Man–get him on the field, preferably on defense, where the Ducks need an infusion of hustle (Ryan Kang photo, Oregon Daily Emerald.) Pound for pound, Charles Nelson may be the toughest, most aggressive...
Via The Duck Stops Here
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Not so fast my friend: Armstead tipped the ball

Washington State message boards nearly melted after the 38-31 loss to Oregon, and the outrage and conspiracy theories centered around a controversial noncall late in the fourth quarter. The Cougs had 3rd and 14 at the Oregon 38 with 3:48 to play, and Connor Halliday took a shotgun snap to pass for the 63nd time. The Ducks rushed five, and Arik Armstead pushed two blockers 7 yards...
Via The Duck Stops Here
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon offensive line regroups as Ducks look forward to Arizona

Jake Fisher is practicing. This being the Ducks, no one will come out and say it, but he could be back in the lineup next Thursday night when the Ducks host Arizona at 7:30 on ESPN. Stetzon Bair, 6-9, 290, has switched over from the defensive line, giving Steve Greatwood a raw tackle with the longest arms on the team. Who knows? At this point he’s an insurance policy and another...
Via The Duck Stops Here
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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