FishWrap Friday Game 11 Preview: USC @ Oregon

Well, well, well, how the tables have turned. A few years ago, it would be Oregon trying to pull of the upset in this matchup, now, it’s all in favor of the Ducks, while USC is bringing a banged up, distempered and frustrated team into Autzen.

We’ll just leave the talking to the surfer boy himself, Matt Barkley:

“Autzen was very loud and very hostile,” said Barkley on his only prior trip to Eugene, OR. “Fans aren’t nice there. I like playing there just because of the environment. And, Oregon’s very good this year, but I think they were better in the past. It’ll be a different situation this year but fun nonetheless.”


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There is nothing in this game that doesn’t point to the Ducks. Oregon has a defense that is now tops in the conference, and an offense that is above and beyond everyone else in the conference. This is a showcase matchup for LaMichael, DAT, and Allioti’s defense. These are the games that Oregon flourishes in (at least in conference play). Expect big points in yet another Oregon rout.

Oregon: 52

USC: 24

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Josh Schlichter

Josh Schlichter

Josh is a College Football enthusiast from sunny Southern California. He has written for several self-operated prep sports blogs, as well as multiple SB Nation sites. In High School, Josh played football for four years, and helped create and operate the team's no-huddle system. Most of Josh's football knowledge branches from watching College Football his entire life, and is backed up by his first hand experience in both option and spread offenses. Above all, though, he is a proud student at the University of Oregon. @joshschlichter

  • Marlon

    Excellent scout report here Josh.

    Educational, concise, comprehensive and to the point. All done is less than 4 min. Cool soundtrack to top it off.

    Go Ducks

    • Thanks for the feedback! I am saving the Tampa-2 Breakdown (Monte Kiffin’s signature defense) for the offseason. Plenty more comprehensive breakdowns lie ahead!

  • liquidu

    Really informative breakdown on the blitzing – thanks for that. 

    I am still pretty hesitant about this site though in a lot of ways. What is with all the talk about pretty boy Barkley? I mean granted I think he’s a douche. But i thought that’s not what this site was about? I feel like it undermines the legitimacy of your video. Just a thought. 

    • I apologize for that…I didn’t think it would be too much of a distraction, but I’ll take note of that in the future.