Huskies still no match for Ducks

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SEATTLE — The old place made noise. The press box shook. Oregon players had trouble hearing. For the longest while Saturday night, it appeared Washington might be capable of an upset in the last game played in Husky Stadium As We Know It. For the longest while, it felt like this long-standing border-state rivalry was just that again — a …

Keys to the game: Oregon at Washington

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The Northwest football writers are chittering like squirrels as Husky Hate Week reaches its culmination. The tree branches and telephone lines of the interwebs are filled with upset talk, much of it coming from Seattle. Art Thiel and Bob Condotta of the Emerald City papers, along with Ted Miller of ESPN and even Adam Jude of the Oregon are opining …

FishWrap Friday Game 9 Preview: Oregon @ UW

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Offense is king in Washington, how can the Ducks stop Keith Price, and “the best running back in the PAC 12 despite LaMichael having better stats even with his injury”? The answer is simple, they’ll outscore the Huskies and their dynamic “multiple-set” attack. [tubepress video=”ZeAzMYuYK8w” embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”] Predictions: Oregon and UW will trade blows for the greater portion …

Decade Anniversary: Sun Devils No Match for Oregon in Race for Fiesta Bowl

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A decade ago, the Oregon Ducks took the field against Arizona State on a cool November evening with the national television cameras on hand for the sixth time of the season.  Coming off a record-setting victory over Washington State, the Ducks were fired up and would continue their dominance and record-setting against the Sun Devils. Arizona State was feeling red …

Kenny Wheaton: From “The Pick” to the Oregon Hall of Fame

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Last Saturday a mild-mannered, shy, quiet, unassuming gentleman roamed Autzen stadium with a slight limp in his giddy-up, a lingering ailment due to repeated knee injuries.  He was one of nearly 60,000 present that day enjoying the festivities for the Washington State-Oregon game.  In other cities his presence may have gone largely unnoticed, but in this town on this day …

The Fish Report: Chip’s Changeups

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We knew going into this season that with a new weapon in De’Anthony Thomas, and a new playbook that went from 75 plays to 200 plays—that we would see new strategies to match.  What we did not expect was to see Chip changing up some of basic strategies and philosophies in attacking a defense.  We have witnessed the transition of …

Grading the Ducks, Washington State at Oregon

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With the ten-point quizzes out of the way, the Ducks take their midterms in November. Four key games will decide whether it’s a ho-hum trip to San Antonio or an opportunity to right historical wrongs in Pasadena. The games they remember are played in November, and Oregon has an opportunity to gut out historical achievements, or put another good but …

Remembering Four Great ’80s Ducks

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As the Ducks transition this week from a victory over Washington State to prepping for Washington, I’ve found myself thinking back to two pairs of star players from Rich Brook’s 1980s squads, each part of upset victories over these Northwest rivals. Many Duck fans remember Washington State running back Reuben Mayes’ NCAA record-breaking 357 yards at Autzen Stadium in 1984, …

Not exactly ‘Autzen-worthy’

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The game is nearing the end of the opening quarter Saturday when my old friend I.C. Green begins whispering to me. A whisper. In Autzen Stadium. Oregon is leading Washington State 8-0 thanks to a blocked punt returned for a touchdown by Boseko Lokombo — and is on its way to a 43-28 win. But the No. 7-ranked Ducks are …

Keys to the game: Washington State at Oregon

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One day, Oregon will lose again in Autzen Stadium. But it won’t happen tomorrow. The strength of the Washington State team is their passing attack. Marshall Lobbestael throws the ball capably and he has three good wide receivers in sophomore Marquess Wilson, the highlight film guy, and steady possession targets Jeff Karstetter and Isiah Barton. Rickey Galvin runs the football …

With a great recruiting visit, Randy Uzoma could be the Fishduck catch of the day

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Within every football weekend coaches fight two battles. One is the opponent across the sidelines, and the other is the battle for the future.Two weeks ago the Ducks brought in a stellar group of prospects, and from that group a couple of program changers, Ellis McCarthy and Shaq Thompson, became Oregon leans, while two pillars of a sterling defense, Jeremy Castro …