Monthly Archive: November 2011

Making Oregon’s special teams special 0

Making Oregon’s special teams special

For a football team to be successful, it requires being proficient in offense, defense, and…oh, what’s that other thing?  Oh yeah, special teams. It’s easy to forget about special teams and its importance in the game, as often anonymous players...

The Ducks cram for a final: UCLA comes to town Friday with the Rose Bowl at stake 0

The Ducks cram for a final: UCLA comes to town Friday with the Rose Bowl at stake

In a short week everything’s accelerated: Sunday is Monday, with no days off. On Friday, Oregon faces a team they have every reason to overlook. The Ducks are 30-point favorites against UCLA, a team they beat 60-13 last year. The...

Beating the Beavers never gets old 0

Beating the Beavers never gets old

It wasn’t quite the same feeling at Autzen Stadium on Saturday as in classic Civil Wars past. The crowd was enthusiastic about the 49-21 win, but not necessarily at the stadium’s raucous peak. And understandably so: Instead of clinching a...

Ducks own the state — as they usually do 0

Ducks own the state — as they usually do

The gap is how wide? Well, digest these numbers put up by Oregon against Oregon State on Saturday: 39 first downs, 102 offensive plays, and 671 total yards. How wide? Six sacks of Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion, along with...

Keys to the game: Oregon State at Oregon 0

Keys to the game: Oregon State at Oregon

It’s the Civil War, but the Beavers are trying to send the Ducks to the Alamo. If they succeed, it will be the most rewarding and jubilant 4-8 season in history. For most of the year Oregon State hasn’t run...

FishWrap Friday Game 12 Preview: OSU @ Oregon 0

FishWrap Friday Game 12 Preview: OSU @ Oregon

It’s civil war time everyone, time for records to go aside, and let the two teams go at it. The stakes are high for Oregon: win, and Oregon goes for the Roses next Friday. Lose, and it’s Alamo bowl. Let’s...

Oregon’s 1996 comeback, Part II: 100th Civil War 0

Oregon’s 1996 comeback, Part II: 100th Civil War

Approximately 15 years ago to date, Oregon headed to Corvallis’ Parker Stadium for the 100th Civil War game.  Sitting at 5-5 overall, Oregon wanted their third consecutive winning season and a shot at a bowl game.  Oregon State was 2-8...

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES 0

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES

The Civil War. It’s a game that, more often than not through history, had been of little more than regional interest.  Had there been a GameDay back then, it wouldn’t normally have come to Oregon.  Some years the Ducks and...

Oregon recruiting: Dwayne Stanford II is the receiver the Oregon offense needs 0

Oregon recruiting: Dwayne Stanford II is the receiver the Oregon offense needs

He’s announcing tomorrow morning and they may not get him, because a dozen elite schools have him at the top of their board. But Dwayne Stanford II is the type of target Oregon’s quarterback needed on the final drive on...

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The Fish Report: The Outside Zone Read Altered?

“All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey.” For Oregon fans, these lyrics seem to match the Willamette Valley and our feelings after this game with USC. There has been enough written about our missed opportunities and mistakes...

Great Seasons In Duck History: 2007 Jonathan Stewart 0

Great Seasons In Duck History: 2007 Jonathan Stewart

  Jonathan Stewart came into the 2007 season with high expectations, and he would deliver with a record setting season at Oregon. Earlier in his career at Oregon, the running back showed unbelievable flashes of previously unparalleled potential, but was...

Time runs out on Ducks 0

Time runs out on Ducks

Sometimes Mighty Mo-men-tum needs a little extra time to complete its journey. The expanse can be that far and wide. As Oregon learned the hard way Saturday night. The No. 4-ranked Ducks roared from far behind only to come up...

USC at Oregon preview: Can the Ducks create “Fright Night 3” for USC? 0

USC at Oregon preview: Can the Ducks create “Fright Night 3” for USC?

Tradition in the PAC 8/10/12 begins with the USC Trojans. They’ve won 11 national championships, 24 Rose Bowls, 18 PAC-10 championships and 7 Heismans. Before the Ducks rolled them for 613 yards and 52 points in 2009, the Men of...