Ducks Make it look Too Easy

Bralon Addison had two punt returns for touchdowns Saturday

Craig Strobeck

The Oregon Ducks are now 4-0 and I am not sure there is a team out there that can match the number of meaningless snaps and clocked minutes wasted. Through our first four games we have managed to put up more than 50 points each game and have outscored our opponents by a combined total of 229-43. That is an absolutely ridiculous total and may be the largest margin of victory in the country.  Regardless, the Ducks’ first four games have been less than grueling and challenging.

It was a long, wet night for the Bears

Craig Strobeck

It was an interesting night of football for all involved.

This could be the most efficient and dominating four game span in Oregon football history, or in other words, it has been an incredible display of productive football against average opponents. But, for us as fans, we continue to yearn for more or better competition.  With the game starting at 7:30 pm Saturday night and the first quarter taking more than an hour, with the 5 combined turnovers and 27-0 score, how many people tuned out or went to bed?

Please, whoever it is at the NCAA I should talk with; can you send us more competition. That way, the second half of the games are still a close or at least competitive football game.  Thankfully, it could be coming in less than two weeks’ time as we travel north to face our favorite rival, the Washington Huskies, who happen to reside in perhaps the only place in the United States that gets more rainfall than Eugene.

Whenever that first true test does come, I pray that all of these easier games don’t come back to haunt us.  But, I don’t expect it will, as we look to be just as well-oiled a machine as we have ever been.

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Alex Hausman

Alex Hausman

Alex Hausman is a Senior at the University of Oregon.  He is a cinema studies major and communications minor.  Alex is from the Bay Area and grew up a Cal Bears fan due to many family members attending, but quickly transitioned into being apart of Duck Nation upon his arrival at the U of O.  Alex also works as an ESPNU campus connector as a representative of Oregon.  He hopes to break into the sports media and marketing world once he graduates in June.  All in all Alex is a huge Pac-12 and passionate Duck fan.  Alex would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about each and every one of his articles.  

  • Jared Sawyer

    Understanding why you’d want to
    see competitive games and an entertaining reason to stay in out in monsoon
    rather than head to Rennie’s at halftime Alex. However seeing Oregon
    do this is purely breath taking, once we struggled against teams like Cal, and it wasn’t that
    long ago. Not long ago we would have had a very hard time playing against not
    only Virginia, but I shutter to think if we’d played the VOLS back in the day
    how ugly that would have been. THIS is the golden era of Oregon football. I don’t think it’s so much
    the opponents are weak, or average, as much as it’s Oregon is really THIS good. We’ll get our
    first real test in Seattle
    in a couple weeks, UCLA, and Stanford of course. This level of confidence and efficiency
    that Oregon
    is playing with is what’s critical, they expect to win, and win big. They don’t
    have a losing mentality, like the Fuskies… Don’t stress my friend, they are
    as focused as ever.

    • FishDuck

      Jared! Great to see you my friend, and you’ll note that your incredible interviews are in the video archive for all to enjoy.

      My thanks again for your contributions to the site.