Ducks Destroy Wildcats, 51-13, Take Home Pac-12 Championship

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After a shaky first quarter, the Oregon Ducks, led by an outstanding defensive performance and a Heisman-clinching game from Marcus Mariota, absolutely destroyed the 7th-ranked Arizona Wildcats, 51-13 in this evening’s Pac-12 title game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. After leading 23-0 at the half, the Ducks wasted no time asserting themselves in the third quarter. They moved …

Oregon – Arizona at the Half

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The first half in this one looked more like a South Eugene – North Eugene early December tilt, complete with sometimes driving rain, slippery turf, and the odd dollop of mud. The 23-0 halftime score hugely flattered Arizona, who did as close to absolutely zilch as possible, short of not trotting out onto the field at Levi’s in the first …

Ducks Tackle Arizona in Pac-12 Title Tilt: Three Things to Watch from FishDuck.com’s Fool on the Hill

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FishDuck.com‘s resident Fool on the Hill, Randy Morse, discusses three reasons why the Ducks will prevail in this Friday’s clash in Levi’s Stadium for all the Pac-12 football marbles. Note from the Owner: Randy Morse is a writer/editor/publisher who contributes to FishDuck.com every week mixing in his unique lifestyle along with his amusing thoughts. The “Hill” he is reporting from …

Arizona Isn’t the New Stanford, and Ifo is Ready to Prove It

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Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is nothing short of a stud. As the leader of a Duck secondary filled with guys who’ve been playing together for almost four years now, he’s spearheaded Oregon’s quick turnaround since the Arizona game. On top of his much-needed leadership and guidance for the younger guys, the senior also has the stress of the College Football Playoff and …

Some Key Aspects of the Oregon vs. Utah game

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That’s right Duck fans, tonight is the night! The No.17 Utah Utes will host the No.4 Oregon Ducks in a highly anticipated showdown at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Going into this matchup, the Utah Utes possess a dominating defense similar to Stanford’s; they lead the country in sacks with 4.88 per game. On the other hand, the …

Tony Washington Always “Checked In” During Practice

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Last Saturday, the Ducks finally defeated Stanford — the team that killed the Ducks’ past two seasons. Plus, Oregon completed this task in an emphatic fashion, annihilating the Cardinal 45-16. The Ducks are currently getting back into their groove after experiencing a heartbreaking loss to Arizona earlier in the season. Now, next up are the Utah Utes, who have the …

Bear Down: Preventing Another “Wildcat Upset” and Prediction

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I predicted the scenario that happened in Pullman, on Saturday. Others were insistent that the Ducks would blow out the Cougars. But after turning on the television, the Cougs were up by seven. In my last article I mentioned that the mid-level pass defense wasn’t effective against Michigan State, so it’s only natural to think that in a game against …

Stars Look to Bounce Back in College Fantasy Football

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To get this out of the way now … I have lost my place as No. 1. It was a great run while it lasted, but for now I have been banished to (I hate to even speak it out loud) fifth place. I didn’t have a bad week necessarily; I finished with 178 points, which was actually my third-highest scoring …

Opponent Analysis: Preventing the Wildcats’ Big Play

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Thursday is known as “upset day” in the Pac-12. Be wary of Thursdays! Oregon State shocking No. 1 USC comes to mind. So does Washington surprising No. 8 Stanford in 2012. And, of course, there was Stanford’s takedown of the Ducks last year (sorry for reopening that wound). But these are just a few of the upsets that have occurred on …

Ranking the Ducks’ Top Games in 2014

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The tendency in these types of posts is to rank the “Top 5” games in a team’s season. However, for so many reasons, this year calls for even more speculation and dialogue. With fourteen starters returning from an 11-win team, the Ducks will hope to finally capture a national title in the first season of the College Football Playoffs. Adding …

Theo Friedman — Freshman Walk-On — A Guard’s Guard

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Relentless persistence and determination are qualities that set great athletes apart from the simply good.  These qualities are also critically important to an athlete that isn’t offered a scholarship.  No scholarship means a player is not guaranteed a spot on the team, but rather just a chance to try out for a “walk-on” position, and on their own dime at …

Pac-12 Power Positions: A 12-pack of PAC-12 Fleet-Footed Wide Receivers

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Months away from the start of football season, what’s a football fan to do to feed the addiction to college football than to look at the best returning players for next year. The Pac-12 has a lot of amazing talent coming back at every position for the 2014 football season, and wide receivers rightly make up a skilled part of …