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Stanford and No. 5 Oregon square off again

Another Stanford-Oregon showdown highlights Week 7 of the Pac-12 season. As is the case this time of year in the conference, it's far from the only big game of the week. GAME OF THE WEEK: Stanford at No. 5 Oregon. The Cardinal have had the Ducks' number recently, beating them on the way to the Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl each of the past two seasons. Oregon has reason...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The fundamental mistake people make in evaluating Marcus Mariota, or anyone

By nature and by experience, NFL scouts are skeptical people, looking for a reason not to draft somebody, the hidden flaw that leads to failure. In Marcus Mariota’s case, they’re looking in vain (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). Yesterday Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel of si.com’s “Inside Read” Column posted an interview with an anonymous NFL scout, who questioned whether...
Via The Duck Stops Here
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Ducks aren’t worried about the college football playoff rankings, and fans shouldn’t be either

Some people obsess over the college football playoff and ESPN’s first reveal show, but Duck fans should be thinking about Stanford. Nobody but Larry Culpepper, the obnoxious fictional soda hawker in the Dr. Pepper commercials, should be thinking too much about the first college football playoff at this point in the season. Culpepper whips out his cherished napkin and buttonholes...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The glaring hole in Oregon recruiting, and how it haunts the Ducks

Burning down the house: The talking heads had a field day after journeyman Cal running back Daniel Lasco racked up 186 all-purpose yards against the Ducks last Friday, winning his one-on-one matchup with the Oregon linebackers (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports photo). In 2009 Oregon made a commitment to a cutting-edge, pro-style 3-4/4-3 hybrid defense, a shifting front intended to...
Via The Duck Stops Here
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This time, the Ducks need to go full-Mariota

Watch my back: Marcus Mariota has the ability to dominate any game he plays in, and on Saturday, he needs to cry havoc, and let slip the Ducks of war (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports photo). After all the modeling, analysis, statistical projections and gelled-hair experts’ expulsions through their pie hole, Stanford and Oregon will play a football game. There will be a lot of...
Via The Duck Stops Here
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time the Oregon Ducks lit up the Stanford Cardinal

Band of brothers: strutting and posing doesn’t win games, but an authentic commitment to each other allows teams to achieve their potential and perform fluidly in clutch situations (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports photo). Elite sports performance is a delicate balance. An athlete has to be focused for competition, completely in the moment, but not so “psyched up” that it...
Via The Duck Stops Here
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The One Stat That Will Attract NFL Scouts to Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota

In the next draft the talk when it comes to quarterbacks will center around Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota. In regards to Winston the talk will likely be whether a team is going to take the high-risk player high in the draft or wait till later. Mariota, on the other hand, could very well be the top pick in the draft thanks to the body of work he...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oregon Ducks PR Charles Nelson Puts on a 58-Yard Clinic on Punt Returning

One of the greatest and worst things about the Oregon Ducks program is that when they are playing there is never a dull moment on the field. Yes, some fans may get tired of repeated awesomeness, but most of the football loving free world (possibly fans in the not-so-free world too) never gets tired of seeing what the high-flying Ducks will do next.For example, if you thought you...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QB Mariota, No. 6 Oregon surge in second half to top Cal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium. Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards. He also threw his first interception of the season, ending his streak of...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Oregon’s Charles Nelson’s amazing punt return

The game was tied up 14-14 in the first quarter but the Oregon Ducks have started to pour on the points in the second quarter and Charles Nelson might have put the cherry on top of the sundae with this amazing punt return…. h/t @cjzero
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Oregon Football Has Put Mannequins In Ducks’ Uniforms All Over Levi’s Stadium For #Branding

There will be 60-plus Oregon Ducks in pads and uniforms at Levi’s Stadium this evening. That’s not enough for the program known for its fashion sense as much as anything else.  The Ducks have dressed life-sized mannequins in some of their various uniforms and placed them all over the San Francisco 49ers’ stadium for tonight’s contest against California.  It’s part creepy...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon football: Climbing back up

Things were so great. The Ducks were 4-0 and sitting pretty at the number 2 spot in the AP Poll, just behind another undefeated team in Florida State. Many expected it to stay as such through the regular season and many predicted this year’s National Championship to be a clash of the two best quarterbacks in college football, in Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston. The Ducks were...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Some Oregon Ducks Fans Are Incredibly Spoiled

I'll admit it. There have been times over the last few years that I have found Oregon Ducks games to be quite boring. When you can run up the score as easy as they have on some teams it ceases to be as entertaining as it once was after a while.So much so that if I was actually at a game I would break out a pool raft and play beer pong?@JHopkins247Read more »
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota Is Narrowly The Heisman Trophy Favorite Over Dak Prescott, According To Las Vegas

Earlier today, ESPN’s weekly Heisman Experts’ Poll had Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott as the favorite to win the 2015 Heisman Trophy, with Oregon QB Marcus Mariota a close second. Now, the gambling site Bovada has released its most recent Heisman odds, and while it agrees that the race between Prescott and Mariota is extremely close, it disagrees on who is the favorite. According...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Fans Playing Beer Pong In Autzen Stadium Is Next Level

A group of Oregon Ducks fans started playing beer pong inside Autzen during the team's blowout over Washington.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Duck Football And The Money Game

By any standards, The Wall Street Journal is a go-to source for money matters. What happens when they start looking at money spent on college football? It’s still money, so what’s not to trust? Last week the WSJ produced a list of football spending by the top ten ranked teams. By now you know Oregon moved from #9 to #6 after their win over Washington. Other teams have moved around...
Via Oregon Sports News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Oregon OL Hroniss Grasu Is Wearing An Incredible Throwback Facemask vs. Washington

Oregon is wearing beautiful throwback uniforms today against Washington. The yellow and green threads pay homage to the Ducks’ 1994 team that won the Pac-10 and defeated the Huskies in awesome fashion.  One Oregon player is taking the throwback theme a step further than just the uniforms. His facemask is one not typically worn in today’s game. Check it out:  Grasu’s facemask...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: The pick that turned the fortunes of Oregon football

  On Saturday, the Oregon Ducks will host the Washington Huskies in a game that will bring back significant memories for the Ducks. Earlier this week, the Ducks announced they would wear throwback uniforms in honor of Kenny Wheaton’s memorable interception which sparked the turnaround of Oregon football as we know it. One play can change everything. Here is Saturday’s uniform...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Unveils ‘Donald Duck’ Uniforms For Game Against Washington (Video)

It never comes as a surprise when the Oregon Ducks unveil yet another cool football uniform. The ones the team will wear on Saturday, though, actually have a pretty cool story behind them. Check it out in the NESN.com newsroom video above. Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Go DucksFiled under: Alison Smith, College Football, Top Stories
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon to Wear Awesome Throwbacks

Some of you were too young to remember when the Oregon Ducks were considered major underdogs against the then Pac-10 rival Washington Huskies back in 1994. On their road to a surprise appearance in the Rose Bowl that season, a cinderella Oregon team  upset the top-10 Huskies at home on a last minute interception return for a touchdown by Kenny Wheaton. Here is the play. If you...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon's left tackle is the Pac-12 MVP

Oregon has a Heisman frontrunner in quarterback Marcus Mariota, but left tackle Jake Fisher might be the team’s most valuable player. That...
Via Athlon Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Certainly Knows How to Up the Drama

With the help of the rest of the Ducks Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota been responsible for some of the best plays college football fans have witnessed in recent years. There's just one problem though. When fans get accustomed to the drama that comes with his awesome-ness  it becomes the norm and not exciting.So Saturday against the UCLAS Bruins he upped the wow factor a bit...
Via FatManWriting
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oregon Ducks Down But Not Out Of College Football Playoff Chase

While the dream of an undefeated season came crashing down in shocking fashion for the formerly #2 ranked Oregon Ducks last Thursday night, all is not lost. Well, not yet, at least. For the second week in a row, the Oregon football team has looked like a shell of its former self. Typically a team built around a dominant running game, an opportunistic defense, and a dedication to...
Via Oregon Sports News
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks player's 'bow' helps lead to Arizona upsetting Oregon

The second-ranked Oregon Ducks lost at home last night (this morning?) to Arizona 31-24, partially due to a ridiculous taunting penalty called at a crucial moment of the game.Oregon defensive lineman Tony Washington sacked Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon on third down, but after the fourth quarter play ended Washington bowed toward the sideline in celebration and was penalized for...
Via The Other Paper
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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