Beaten Down Bears: “Bad Passes, Drops and Missed Tackles Doomed Us”

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Well that escalated quickly. After giving up 10 quick points and an end zone interception to start the game, the Oregon Ducks exploded for 31 straight points before halftime, while stuffing Cal’s potent offense en route to a 44-28 win. The game was not nearly as close as the final score would suggest; it was 31-10 at the break. The …

FishDuck.com’s Fearless Oregon-Cal Prediction

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Good morning, Duck fans! We thought we would take this opportunity to let you behind the curtain of FishDuck.com. Many of you have asked, “How does FishDuck.com do it? You guys are always so right on! It’s uncanny.” We arrive at our conclusions through research behind the numbers. All designed to provide you with the tools you need to be …

An Analysis of the Explosive Golden Bears

Rory Davidson Analysis 2 Comments

Wow, last week was a hell of game. One of the most exciting and insane games I’ve seen in a long, long time. So, for anyone that wasn’t sure how much of a difference a quarterback can make, see last week. A healthy Vernon Adams has been the spark the Ducks need to keep their Pac-12 North title hopes alive. Speaking of great …

Sunday Reaction: Ten Important Notes From the Cal Game

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Well, there we have it. Another Ducks win by double digits, Oregon beats Cal for the sixth straight time, and the collegiate history at Levi’s Stadium gets kicked off with a Ducks win. As of right now, if the season ended today, Oregon would make the first ever College Football Playoff (loud cheers heard throughout Eugene). Experts predict it would …

An Analysis of Cal’s High-Flying ‘Bear Raid’ Offense

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That game back in late September — the one against Washington State — is one the Ducks remember. That was the first time this season when Oregon was exposed, offensively and defensively speaking. I bring this game up because Cal reminds me of Washington State on offense. They pass the ball nearly as much as Washington State … look no …

Mariota Makes and Misses UO History

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Put it in the books Coach, we’ve got a record-breaker in the building! Marcus Mariota never ceases to amaze me as the season continues. After this past weekend’s game against the Washington Huskies, Mariota has pushed the Ducks streak of points in each game by a pass play to 60 straight games. A new Pac-12 record! Not only did Mariota …

Hroniss Grasu Previews Cal Match-Up

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

FishDuck.com writer Omar Garibay-Diaz spoke with Oregon’s starting center Hroniss Grasu Tuesday outside the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. The time has almost come. Friday the Oregon Ducks will march down to Santa Clara to face the Cal Golden Bears in the first-ever college game at Levi’s Stadium. Last year, the Bears only won one game all season under new coach Sonny Dykes and freshman …

Two High, Two Low in the Pac-12

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

It’s only two weeks into the season and we’ve already seen some great games in the Pac-12. A few teams have already shown that they learned from last year’s mistakes and are much improved while other teams are showing that we might have given them a little too much credit. Let’s take a look at two teams whose stock is …

Division Powers: Pac-12 North

Pat Pannu FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Pac-12 is one of the best conferences in the country. The conference has changed vastly since its conception, but one thing has always stayed the same: winning. With the addition of Utah and Colorado three years ago (how time flies), the Pac-12 was split into two divisions: North and South. Though the North …

An Overview: The Pac-12’s Second-Year Coaches

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In the past three years a lot of teams in the Pac-12 have had coaching changes, with the sole exception being the University of Utah where Kyle Whittingham has been the coach since 2005. The other 11 schools in the conference have all hired new coaches since 2011. There are three programs — Oregon, California and Colorado — heading into Year …

No “D” In ‘ucks’ 2nd Straight Loss

Dean Davis FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  EUGENE, OR. – The Golden Bears came into Matt Knight Arena on Thursday night to take on the Ducks, in a battle that was initially thought to be somewhat of an easy win for Oregon.  California had won 11 straight games against Oregon prior to Thursday night’s game, and Coach Altman was determined to do anything possible to ensure …

Conference Update: It’s a Rough Life on the Road in the Pac-12

Bryan Holt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

Life on the road in the Pac-12 is not so easy.  Especially when you’re up against a top-20 team, who happens to be unbeaten in 11 home games so far this season. This past Sunday the No. 15 Colorado Buffaloes handed No. 17 Oregon its first loss of the season for their 13th win of the season with help of a …