It is a great year to be a Ducks fan, am I right? Especially for the fans that have been dedicated through the harder times. I cannot even begin to describe how proud I am of our men not only from tonight but from this season all together.
Here is a short recap of this years season for our Ducks:
Game 1: The opponent was South Dakota at Autzen stadium and were ranked No. 3. Final score: 62-13, Ducks.
Game 2: The opponent was Michigan State who was ranked No. 7 at the time. We came out roaring and ended the game with a final score of 46-27, Ducks.
Game 3: The opponent was Wyoming and were ranked No. 2. Final score: 48-14, Ducks.
Game 4: The opponent was the University of Arizona and were ranked No. 2. In a heart-wrenching game, the final score was 31-24, Arizona.
Game 5: The opponent was UCLA and were ranked No. 12 (as a result of the previous weeks loss to Arizona). Final score: 42-30
Game 6: The opponent was Washington and were ranked No. 9. Final score: 45-20 (Kenny Wheaton’s “The Pick” anniversary game).
Game 7: The opponent was Cal and were ranked No. 6. Final score: 59-41, Ducks.
Game 8: The opponent was Stanford (whom we had been unable to defeat in the previous two seasons) and were ranked No. 5. Final score: 45-16, Ducks.
Game 9: The opponent was Utah and we were ranked No. 5. Final score: 51-27
Game 10: The opponent was Colorado and we were ranked No. 3. Final score: 44-10
Game 11: The opponent was Oregon State and we were ranked No. 3. Final score: 47-19
Tonight brought the regular season to an end but there is still plenty of football to be played! Next Friday night our Ducks will face Arizona for the Pac-12 Championship and for their opportunity at a National Title. I am so nervous and anxious for this game, however I have an immense amount of faith in our men coming out to that game with a completely different mindset and outlook than the last two times we faced them.
Return to FishDuck.com throughout the week for exclusive interviews and updates on this weeks preparations, injured player updates and player thoughts on this season and their upcoming game! This Arizona-Oregon game is going to be one to remember.
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McKalie Bellew just moved to Oregon from Arizona. She is a sophomore at Lane Community College and moved here to pursue her dream of studying Sports Journalism and Broadcasting at the University of Oregon. Her passion for sports is admirable and her determination and hunger for success in the sports field is fascinating; if you ever have the chance to talk to McKalie face-to-face about sports, you’ll know how much she loves these games just by the way her eyes light up during the conversation. When unable to attend Ducks home games you can find her in front of a television on the edge of her seat, cheering her crazed-fan-head off. McKalie appreciates your feedback and constructive-criticism to help her become a better writer and reporter.
FishDuck Salutes this Oregon Community…
I continue to be amazed at the quality of writing and the thought given to the posts/comments below the articles. I am very grateful that everyone has embraced the posting/commenting rules of this community as it has made my job a ton easier.
We have had as many as 3,000 posts a number of times before I ever have to delete one, and that just doesn’t happen on the web these days. My percentage of deletions to comments/posts is between one to two tenths of 1%, of which is stunning.
The new forum is delayed due to tech issues and my own life issues, but this Oregon Sports Community is going to be very special with the same rules and decorum that we presently see every day.
I salute you all for your thoughtfulness and respect toward fellow Duck fans. The Best is Yet to Be!