Oregon football fans are still riding high after taking down UCLA on the road in Week 8. The Ducks shook off an early 14-0 deficit to come back and win 34-31 in Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday afternoon, really making a statement in the Pac-12.
I’m a muttering-mass-of-protoplasm again after a Duck game, but this time to the positive. When I watch something so emotional to me, and yet filled full of factual items to ponder–it takes me longer at my Greybeard-age to process it.
One of the main things I wanted to see from Oregon football on Saturday was a quick start. That didn’t happen. Actually, it was just the opposite. Oregon was down 14-0 early on and Mario Cristobal had to figure something out before the game got out of hand.
Oregon offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson has exited the UCLA game with what looks like a right foot/ankle injury. He got rolled up on in the first quarter and was down on the field for a few minutes.
Oregon starting center Alex Forsyth will not play against UCLA. Forsyth was out on the field and went through warmups, snapping to Anthony Brown. However with about 30 minutes before the game he went to the locker room with an Oregon staffer.
This week is a big one for the Ducks as they prepare to face the Bruins in an exciting clash between two of the conferences top teams. UCLA presents what could be the best competition they’ve had since the second week of the season.
The elite edge-rusher has yet to visit Eugene. The Oregon Football coaching staff took full advantage of the BYE week before their contest against the California Golden Bears last week, hitting the recruiting trail for the 2022 cycle of prospects.
Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman has found success in the past working with transfer athletes and he will look to do it again in 2021. De’Vion Harmon, Jacob Young, and Quincy Guerrier have all come to play for the Ducks.
College GameDay threw the Pac-12 a bone on Saturday as the UCLA vs. Oregon football matchup was chosen as the game of the week. It will be one of the best games from around the nation, but is it worthy of GameDay?
3 Reasons Why the Ducks Will or Won’t Beat the Bruins After a less-than convincing win against Cal last week, the Oregon Ducks face a tough challenge in the UCLA Bruins in a matchup that has major Pac-12 implications.
A preview of Oregon’s week 8 opponent in Pasadena Offense The Bruins’ most effective aspect of football is their rushing attack, with 112 successful designed runs vs 86 failed ones, given the down & distance, or 56.6% per-play efficiency over the seven games I’ve charted.
The Oregon Ducks released their uniform combination for Saturday's game, and it's unlike anything they have done in recent memory. The look is called the "Eggshell" uniform, modeled by wide receiver Jaylon Redd, with a white uniform speckled with black dots, silver wings on the shoulders, and finished off by a nightmare green number.
The Oregon Ducks offense has been consistently good at running the ball through the first half of the 2021 football season. They are one of just two teams to rush for at least 180 yards in each of their games while averaging 210.3 yards per outing.
Mario Cristobal has led the Oregon Ducks to back-to-back Pac-12 Championships. He has accumulated more talent than any coach before him in Eugene. And this year, his Ducks are still very much alive in the College Football Playoff race.
When a college football team loses its starting running back for the season, especially one as game-changing as CJ Verdell had been, there is typically a drop off in the overall efficiency and production from the run game for the remainder of that year.
Ohio State's defense has struggled through two games this season, allowing a combined 913 yards of total offense to Minnesota and Oregon. However, Day wouldn't place the blame on defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, blaming himself instead.