The Fishwrap Pregame Analysis — Brawlin’ with the Bruin — UCLA vs Oregon

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This Saturday at 4 pm, UCLA comes to town, licking their wounds after being manhandled by Stanford, and, as they say, there’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded bear.  On paper it would seem that the Ducks are way over-matched on the lines, with the DBs and that UCLA should win the war of the trenches. But that’s on paper. …

The Oregon Ducks, America’s favorite team?

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from video In 2012, I had the honor of watching the football season with about 50 US Military Veterans.  As the calendar flipped from August to September, the ratio of fans in that little group was about ten-to-one in favor of NFL ball over college.  These were simply not college football fans, and to them, college was just not as much fun to watch as the more polished NFL. By the …

The Fishwrap Pregame Analysis – Having a Holiday with Halliday, Ducks vs Cougs

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from Video This Saturday, the Washington State Cougars come to town for a 7 pm match up between the Blur and the Air Raid offenses.  Think trying to hit a cheetah with a sling shot. Now for the mandatory stats. The Ducks lead the series 45-38-7 and have won six in a row over the Cougs.  Washington State’s last win …

The FishDuck Pregame Analysis — Can Colorado Corral the Ducks?

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en.wikipedia.org  A relatively unknown battle is taking place Saturday as the Colorado Buffaloes host Oregon and have a decisive statistic in their favor going into this contest. You see, Colorado has the 10th-best run defense in the country, allowing only 91 yards per game while Oregon, on the other hand, has the best rushing offense in the land, averaging 332.5 …

Pregame Analysis — Can the Ducks Stop the “Bear Raid?”

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from Video The California Bears come to Autzen this weekend with their vaunted ”Bear Raid” offense and test perhaps the best defensive secondary in the entire country, in the Ducks.  Between the two high-powered offenses, it’s possible we could have combined yardage in the 1,400 to 1,600 range.  This is a Pac-12 game and has meaning to both teams – Oregon on its …

Pregame Analysis – Oregon Ducks vs Tennessee Volunteers

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from Video The Tennessee Volunteers come to town for a return matchup, as Tennessee is one of the few SEC teams that honors its scheduling contracts. The Vols 4-3 base defense has been working hard at being prepared to try to stop the high-octane Ducks’ offense. Tennessee probably has the best linebacking group in the SEC, which is quite a statement. …

Pre-game Analysis – Oregon Ducks vs. Virginia Cavaliers

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readthehook.com This week Oregon plays in Charlottesville, Virginia, at 12:30 pm Ducks time.  The Virginia Cavaliers are coming off of a 19-16 home victory over BYU, with good performances from three marquee players.   I visited Charlottesville years ago and I remember it as a town with a good number of historical attractions, an easy air about it and, though …

Pregame Analysis, Nicholls State Colonels at Oregon

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photo.al.com/thenewsportsguru.com The Ducks begin their season with an interesting ‘tune up’ game versus the Nicholls State Colonels from Thibodaux, Louisiana.  The Colonels’ win-loss record over the past couple three years isn’t impressive, however the team boasts three great players that could have big days if the Ducks don’t come to play.  Let’s examine what to watch out for as Oregon fans! …