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.
Top Photo by Craig Strobeck
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.
For Football Season: FishDuck Back to Seven Days a Week!
I had to shut down the daily articles on July 20th because I could no longer work the extra 3 to 12 hours per week of certain managerial/editorial duties. (beyond the usual ones with FishDuck)
I’ve had a blast writing without those duties, and now, due to a new agreement with the writers, I can announce that we will have articles seven days a week again. I wish to thank the writers publicly for their graciousness in coming to a solution, as now I still do not have do those extra duties with our agreement, and meanwhile the writers are back having fun creating articles as I am.
Everybody is happy! So below is the new schedule through football season:
Monday: Mr. FishDuck
Tuesday: Darren Perkins
Wednesday: Joshua Whitted & Mr. FishDuck
Thursday: Coach Eric Boles & Alex Heining
Friday: David Marsh
Saturday: Mr. FishDuck (GameDay Baby!)
Sunday: Jordan Ingram
A couple of writers could not join us as they have new projects in their lives, and cannot write for anyone at the moment–but perhaps we will see them back later.
Things rarely work out so well for all parties in agreements, but this time it has and truly….everyone wins!
Our 33 rules at FishDuck can be summarized to this: 1) be polite and respectful, 2) keep it clean, and 3) no reference of any kind to politics. Easy-peasy!
FishDuck members….we got your back. No Trolls Allowed!