Oregon Races Past Cal, 59-41: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

 On your marks, get set, go! The Oregon Ducks were able to sprint past the California Golden Bears 59-41 on Friday night at Levi’s Stadium.The Oregon Ducks were extremely efficient on offense as they were able to rush for 264 yards, and Heisman contender Marcus Mariota passed for 326 yards and 5 touchdowns.  The Ducks improved their record to 58-0 when the team rushes for over...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giveaways and takeaways: on the Ducks at 7-1

He runs in beauty through the night: Byron Marshall had 190 yards total offense for the Ducks last night, including a 54-yard touchdown reception. His spectacular but unselfish play has been a key to Oregon’s 7-1 start (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports photo). Marcus Mariota wasn’t particularly sharp last night. Oh, he had a good game statistically, and led his offense to 59 points...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Byron Marshall jukes multiple Washington defenders

Today we will highlight some of the best plays from this weekend that we missed on Saturday. The first comes to us from the Oregon/Washington game as Oregon’s Byron Marshall catches a Marcus Mariota pass and makes a few Washington Huskies defenders look silly on his way to the end zone.
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Byron Marshall jukes multiple Washington defenders

Today we will highlight some of the best plays from this weekend that we missed on Saturday. The first comes to us from the Oregon/Washington game as Oregon’s Byron Marshall catches a Marcus Mariota pass and makes a few Washington Huskies defenders look silly on his way to the end zone.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tales from the highlight tape: Ducks use scheme, execution to bury Huskies for 11th straight time

From the PAC-12 Network, highlights from Oregon’s 45-20 win over Washington, Royce Freeman, 37-yard touchdown run: Pharaoh Brown lines up in a wingback position, and Byron Marshall motions across the formation. Hamani Stevens and Hroniss Grasu get key blocks inside as Freeman bursts through a big hole for a quick score. The key to the play is how expertly Stevens screens out 340...
Via The Duck Stops Here
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Duckcade of Dominance

It’s been a run of great players making great plays for the Oregon Ducks, who go for #11 versus the Huskies this Saturday in Autzen (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports photo). Year Score 2013 Oregon 45, Washington 24 Byron Marshall runs for 106 yards and two touchdowns, Mariota passes for 366 and 3 scores, runs for 88 2012 Oregon 52, Washington 21 Freshman qb Mariota throws 4...
Via The Duck Stops Here
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks silence the haters, but can they silence the Huskies?

Byron Marshall gets away from the Huskies Shaq Thompson in last year’s 45-24 win over UW in Seattle, Oregon’s 10th straight win in the series. Marshall had 106 yards rushing and two touchdowns (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports photo.) Hate is a fan thing. It doesn’t work for players, who don’t delve into the history of ancient slights, domination and blowout losses. To them...
Via The Duck Stops Here
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinal squash Cougars as PAC-12 race gets serious

Earning his wings: Byron Marshall has been a steady weapon for the Ducks, chiefly as a wide receiver. He’s also shown the best vision and quickness carrying the football in a running back committee that’s underachieved, operating behind an injury-riddled offensive line (Susan Ragan-USA TODAY Sports photo). Stanford is still Stanford. The offense struggles in the red zone but...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday run-through: Ducks looking for better defensive effort, Helfrich labeled “a quiet genius”

Everybody has a plan until the sound wall at Autzen Stadium punches them in the ear drum. Arizona has a potent offense, but their defense has been leaky against a weak schedule. Oregon’s defensive unit ranks 95th in the country so far, but the Ducks have been good at forcing turnovers and have made only one all year offensively, an unforced fumble by Byron Marshall. The Wildcats...
Via The Duck Stops Here
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Do real men wear pink? Ducks are fast in any color

Byron Marshall rips off a 30-yard touchdown run against Washington State last year. The Ducks are rumored to be wearing pink gear again for Thursday night’s grudge match with Arizona (Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports photo). It’s funny that when football teams wear pink, they usually pair it with black. It’s like, we want to make a statement for breast cancer awareness, but heh...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks make opponents see green in red zone

Andrew Greif of the Oregonian points out that the Ducks were 94th last season in the red zone, and inefficiency in close killed them in the 42-16 road loss to Arizona. The Ducks out gained the Wildcats and got inside the 20 six times but only scored twice, plagued by turnovers, penalties and broken plays. This season they’ve been more efficient in scoring territory, converting...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-headed monster has just been gremlin-like through four games

Monster mash: Royce Freeman , shown here steaming for a 38-yard touchdown against Michigan State, leads all running backs with 48 carries for 261 yards and 5 TDs, but so far the Oregon running game has not met expectations. So far Oregon’s three-headed monster at running back hasn’t been all that monstrous. Operating behind an injury-riddled offensive line, Thomas Tyner, Byron...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 2 Oregon looks to eclectic receiver corps

From hybrid running back Byron Marshall, to track champion Devon Allen and former point guard Johnathan Loyd, Oregon's got a varied cast of targets for the quarterback. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 806 yards and eight touchdowns so far this season for the No. 2 Ducks. He's had just 21 incompletions. The early Heisman front-runner has spread his attention around, hitting...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football – Week 4: Intriguing Matchups

After taking a look at this weeks schedule, these are the games I feel could be mismatch affairs. Whether it be on the ground, through the air, or a mixture of both, these offenses should be able to exploit their opposing defenses. These aren’t necessarily the best matchups this week, but when taking a look at both teams season statistics, big performances could be in store. As...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marshall shows versatility with No. 3 Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon's Byron Marshall is picking up where De'Anthony Thomas left off. The speedy running back showed a new dimension in the No. 3 Ducks' opener, leading the team with eight catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns. His expanded responsibilities on Oregon's hyperdrive offense are reminiscent of Thomas, who also became a versatile threat for the...
Via AP on Fox
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon football tickets drop 3 spots in the TiqIQ Top 25

The Oregon Ducks rank third in the nation according to the Associated Press, and are one of the favorites to make the College Football Playoffs. While they’re one of the best teams on the field, Oregon football tickets are ranked 11th on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ’s Top 25. The No. 11 ranking is a drop of three spots in the past week, with a current average price...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Slant – Episode 189 – NFL Week One Predictions, Byron Marshall, And Heisman Frontrunners

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein interviews Oregon Sports News writer Brian Hight. Brian uses his advanced sabermetricssystem to predict week one of the NFL season. Later, Brad tells you what Oregon running back Byron Marshall should do to learn his lesson about his Saturday’s blunder, plus early frontrunners for the Heisman.
Via Oregon Sports News
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Spartan defense: rigorous, disciplined, and rarely defeated

Smash-mouth Spartans: Michigan State swarmed under Stanford in the Rose Bowl, and they fully expect to do the same versus the Ducks this weekend in Autzen Stadium (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY photo.) The Michigan State defense comes in on cat-quick feet, adjusting on the fly, bringing pressure from a variety of angles, stifling and athletic. Last year they blitzed about 30% of the...
Via The Duck Stops Here
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon RB Byron Marshall Drops Football Before Crossing The Goal Line

It never ceases to amaze me when this happens. Oregon Ducks running back Byron Marshall had a monster game against South Dakota State, but his most memorable play was this epic blunder. He dropped the ball just before the end zone and a 54-yard touchdown turned into a touchback and South Dakota State ball. Marshall […] The post Oregon RB Byron Marshall Drops Football Before Crossing...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Inventory reduction sale: marking down the positives and the cautions from a predictably uneven opening win

AA honorable mention: Arik Armstead knifes in to stuff a running play in Oregon’s 62-13 opening win over South Dakota. Ducks will need more defensive plays like this one to overcome powerful, disciplined Michigan State next Saturday afternoon (Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports photo). Byron Marshall channeled the spirits of Mel Renfro, Bobby Moore and De’Anthony Thomas, running and...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Byron Marshall pulls a DeSean Jackson, drops ball before end zone (Video)

Byron Marshall had a monster game for Oregon in the Ducks’ season-opening 62-13 win over South Dakota on Saturday night in Eugene, but it would have been even bigger if not for a mental mistake. Marshall took a second quarter handoff and broke through the defense for what should have been a 54-yard touchdown. However, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oregon vs. South Dakota game thread

After an unsportman penalty South Dakota sets up on 37 . I formation. Running play into the middle stuffed. 2nd and 9 38. Underneath route for easy first down. 1st and 10 6 yards right up the middle. 1st and 10 O 47 2nd and 5 Malone blitzes, gets pressure. pass tipped away by Hill. 3rd and 5 Hook route for an easy first down. Earl accurate and unpressured. Ducks get good field position...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks close best-ever fall camp, begin game week

Fall camp is over and the Ducks begin a normal game week Saturday. A few disappointed young players will be issued red scout team jerseys after being counseled today about whether or not they’re earmarked to redshirt. Yesterday in the last scrimmage of fall camp Royce Freeman broke off a couple of long TD runs, amid growing buzz that he’s challenging to be the starter at running...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks have perfect mentality for a title run

Apparently there’s a special on thermal blankets at the Wal Mart in Hell. John Canzano said something nice about the Ducks. In his column today he says Oregon has a legitimate shot at the national championship, but he adds that the team “needs an identity.” He wrote: It’s true that Oregon doesn’t have a booming voice in the locker room. Its central characters are a quarterback...
Via The Duck Stops Here
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A hidden weapon for the Oregon defense

At Oregon, the best defense really is a good offense, and this year Don Pellum’s defense will benefit from an under-appreciated asset: An offensive line that can control the fourth quarter. Oregon returns 108 starts on the offensive line, and they’ve all gotten bigger and stronger in the off season. They feature a three-year starter at center in Hroniss Grasu, two-year starters...
Via The Duck Stops Here
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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