Three Times Oregon vs USC Proved to Be a Classic

Cameron Johansson Editorials 49 Comments

Time to open up the DVR and realize that we’ve seen this movie before. The seventh-ranked Oregon Ducks are set to face off against the under-appreciated USC Trojans football team. Oregon is coming off a thrilling victory against Mike Leach’s Cougars while the Trojans are coming off a come-from-behind win against Colorado. This is not the first time Oregon has …

Sooners Stumble and Ducks Dodge Disaster in Week 9

Jon Joseph Editorials 44 Comments

There was Never A Doubt that Oregon would beat the dreaded Cougs, right? CJ Verdell can smell Roses, after all. And a walk-off field goal definitely tops a missed extra point! Week 9 is officially in the books, folks. By now, you know the drill. Here’s your one-and-only, one-stop shop in case you missed some of the week’s biggest storylines. …

Oregon’s No Playoff Contender Yet, and That’s Okay

Joshua Whitted Editorials 109 Comments

So, you’re saying there’s a chance? After Oregon’s week 1 collapse against Auburn, and a couple of ugly wins against Stanford and Cal, fans weren’t even sure if the Ducks would win their division, let alone be College Football Playoff contenders. Yet here we are. What looked to be a pipe dream just a couple of weeks ago is actually …

“Coug-it” Discussion: Can Oregon Side-Step the Mental Minefield?

Charles Fischer Editorials 207 Comments

The curiosity component in playing the Cougars seems to be bigger this year than the vast majority of contests with Washington State in the past. There are so many interesting questions on both offense and defense, and frankly, concerning what is in the minds of our young Beloved Ducks, that I would suggest that the drama unfolding tonight is going to …

Ducks Down the Dogs in Wacky CFB Weekend

Jon Joseph Editorials 27 Comments

(While the following is a fictional conversation between Troy Dye and his mother, it’s hard to imagine their real post-game phone call going much differently.) “Mom! It’s Troy, Mom!” “Are you and Travis Okay? No injuries?” “We are both fine Mom, and smiling from ear to ear.” “Did you win, Son?” “Did we win? Heck yes! We beat those dirty …

Cristobal Out-Coaches Petersen in Signature Win

Ryan Robertson Editorials 55 Comments

Oregon fixed its biggest flaw against Washington on Saturday — a flaw that goes back to 2015 as the Mark Helfrich era was beginning to crumble. A flaw that lost somewhere in the vicinity of 10 games over the last four seasons. Oregon made major coaching adjustments at halftime. There was no collapse or letting the game slip away, as …

Washington GameDay Discussion: It’s Been 25 YEARS Since “THE PICK”?

Charles Fischer Editorials 250 Comments

I was stunned to learn it had been 25 years already since “The Pick,” and it was the craziest moment that I’ve experienced as a season-ticket holder for 33 years at Autzen Stadium. Oregon had put on a valiant drive to take the lead in the late stages of the game and then Washington was mowing right through Oregon with …

Oregon vs. Washington: Why Both Sides HATE Each Other

BigDucksFan Editorials 35 Comments

As most fans in the Northwest know, there’s no love lost between the Ducks and the Huskies; the hatred between the two programs runs deep. So, how did it all start? Let’s take a look at some of the exchanges between the two schools described in “The Border War” by Richard Linde. You will not believe some of the stories …