Greatness guides Ducks to Rose Bowl

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

He danced for a brief moment. He swept to the right. And then, as he has done over and over in his Oregon career, LaMichael James slid into the end zone. UCLA had been threatening to make something of this first-ever Pac-12 Championship Game. And derail Oregon’s Rose Bowl trip. But in what was likely his last game ever at …

Keeerrrttt1’s FishDuck.com Weekly VLog – Episode #19

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

Every week I create video blogs (vlogs), a free-form discussion of current events with Oregon sports and what’s new with FishDuck.com.  It’s a little off-the-cuff, perhaps slightly pretentious, somewhat rambling, and hopefully entertaining. This video log series has been posted on my youtube channel from the beginning, but going forward will be posted on FishDuck.com as well…so kick back, relax, …

Decade Anniversary: Ducks win memorable 2001 Civil War

FishDuck Staff History

An entire decade ago to date, the 105th edition of the Civil War was set.  Both teams had waited weeks for this game after a long absence, as ABC had given each school one million dollars to postpone the battle for a national television audience prior to the start of the season.  Expectations for both schools were very high in …

Making Oregon’s Special Teams–SPECIAL

FishDuck Staff Analysis

For a football team to be successful, it requires being proficient in offense, defense, and…oh, what’s that other thing?  Oh yeah, special teams. It’s easy to forget about special teams and its importance in the game, as often anonymous players go through the motions of a kick while fans casually await the next offensive series to commence.  But make no …

The Fish Report: Oregon’s New “Sweep Read”

Charles Fischer, Mr. FishDuck Fish Reports

Through this season I have often had much more interesting material to analyze than time would permit from a given game. This week is no exception as we had a number of new plays, formations, and play-action passes to enjoy looking at closely that resulted in some sweet touchdowns for our beloved Ducks. There will be more time in the …

Beating the Beavers never gets old

Brian Libby FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

It wasn’t quite the same feeling at Autzen Stadium on Saturday as in classic Civil Wars past. The crowd was enthusiastic about the 49-21 win, but not necessarily at the stadium’s raucous peak. And understandably so: Instead of clinching a conference championship and January bowl birth by beating the Beavers, as has happened the last two seasons as well as …

Ducks own the state — as they usually do

FishDuck Staff FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

The gap is how wide? Well, digest these numbers put up by Oregon against Oregon State on Saturday: 39 first downs, 102 offensive plays, and 671 total yards. How wide? Six sacks of Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion, along with two interceptions. How wide again? Few Oregon regulars were on the field with a quarter to go. They would have …

Keys to the game: Oregon State at Oregon

FishDuck Staff Editorials

It’s the Civil War, but the Beavers are trying to send the Ducks to the Alamo. If they succeed, it will be the most rewarding and jubilant 4-8 season in history. For most of the year Oregon State hasn’t run the ball or defended the run. They’ve allowed 4.64 yards per rush this season and rank 84th in the country …

FishWrap Friday Game 12 Preview: OSU @ Oregon

Josh Schlichter FishWrap, FishWrap Archive

It’s civil war time everyone, time for records to go aside, and let the two teams go at it. The stakes are high for Oregon: win, and Oregon goes for the Roses next Friday. Lose, and it’s Alamo bowl. Let’s get cracking with the analysis.   [tubepress video=”TGpv-kHLfek” embeddedWidth=’534′ embeddedHeight=’314′ title=”false” length=”false”]   Predictions: Oregon’s offense played only one quarter …

Oregon’s 1996 comeback, Part II: 100th Civil War

FishDuck Staff History

Approximately 15 years ago to date, Oregon headed to Corvallis’ Parker Stadium for the 100th Civil War game.  Sitting at 5-5 overall, Oregon wanted their third consecutive winning season and a shot at a bowl game.  Oregon State was 2-8 overall, but always wanted to end their season on a high note by beating their instate rival.  The previous two …