With the upcoming bye, we have an extra week to ponder (ie. over-analyze) this year’s Oregon-Washington game. And, what a year to have that extra week. I think I can speak for most Duck fans when I say that we were pleasantly surprised that Washington’s defense and aerial attack were not up to snuff last Saturday against Arizona, which almost cost the Huskies the game. It certainly instills more confidence heading into next week’s game.
I then thought how the Huskies’ poor performance in Tucson might prove to be a blessing in disguise for them as the bye gives UW two weeks to get things right. We will have to wait and see if they can fix these issues, but it sure would have been nice for Oregon to have caught the Huskies last weekend and been the team that exposed the Huskies’ weaknesses.
Surely, if a mediocre Arizona team with an inexperienced backup at quarterback could almost knock off Washington, then the high-octane Ducks would have scored a major win.
And, let’s hope Washington cannot expose any of Oregon’s weaknesses. Of course, that assumes the Ducks have any!
What do you think?
Top photo credit: Craig Strobeck
Natalie Liebhaber, the FishDuck.com Volunteer Editor for this article, works in technology in SLC, Utah.
Darren Perkins is a sales professional and 1997 Oregon graduate. After finishing school, he escaped the rain and moved to sunny Southern California where he studied screenwriting for two years at UCLA. Darren grew up in Eugene and in 1980, at the tender age of five, he attended his first Oregon football game. His lasting memory from that experience was an enthusiastic Don Essig announcing to the crowd: “Reggie Ogburn, completes a pass to… Reggie Ogburn.” Captivated by such a thrilling play, Darren’s been hooked on Oregon football ever since. Currently living in Spokane, Darren enjoys flaunting his yellow and green superiority complex over friends and family in Cougar country.
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