Oregon State Has High Praises for Marcus Mariota

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Tyler Robinson reports from the Oregon State post game press conference at Reser Stadium for FishDuck.com. Heisman moment anyone? The only “knock” on Marcus Mariota’s Heisman campaign has been the lack of what some “experts” like to call a “Heisman moment.” When Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon ran for over 400 yards against Nebraska, many pundits vaulted him to the top of their …

Ducks Obliterate Beavers, 47-19

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It was obvious early in this game that the football gods were not with Sean Mannion and his Beavers teammates in this, the latest installment of a series that started in 1894, this year pitting home team Oregon State against the No. 2 ranked Oregon Ducks. The score was 30-3 Oregon by the end of the first half, via a 29-yard …

Despite Recent Imbalance, Civil War Still Matters

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Oregon State hasn’t defeated Oregon since 2007. In the seven years since, the programs have gone in entirely opposite directions. The Chip Kelly era took the Ducks to new heights as they appeared in four BCS bowls, including one national championship game. The Beavers, on the other hand, have been inconsistent. 9-4 records in 2008 and 2012 have been their …

A Look Back At “The War For the Roses”

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The vitriol is real. They make shirts that read, “I hate your Ducks.”  The last time I went to Corvallis for the Civil War was back in 2010 (the year Oregon went to the Natty), and it was brutal. My friends and I were bombarded with Duck calls, people threw bread at us, and all around us were words of …

A Civil War Guide for the Sophisticated Visitor: Five Little-Known Facts About Corvallis, Oregon

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There are towns in this world that people dream of visiting. You know, Paris in the springtime. New York in the autumn. San Francisco in the summer. Eugene virtually anytime. Then there’s Corvallis, whose town motto is the refreshingly candid, “It’s Never So Bad That It Couldn’t Be Worse.” With a population of around 55,000 benighted souls (and Lord knows …

The Beavers Still Have Some Bite

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Two weeks ago OSU pulled off a huge upset against then sixth-ranked ASU. Then the Beavers quickly turned around and lost to a Washington team that Oregon easily handled in October. So which Beaver team will we see take the field on Saturday night? The Ducks would be thankful to see the same team that went down to Washington, but …

The Civil War Continues, but This Matchup Will be Extra Special for Two Players

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As the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers prepare to meet in the Civil War for the 118th time on Saturday night, the longest college football rivalry on the west coast will include two great quarterbacks battling it out one more time. The Ducks’ standout quarterback, Marcus Mariota, is undoubtedly the best player in Oregon’s football history and despite …

Three Unforgettable Moments in Oregon Civil War History

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In 1894, the biggest football games were played on the East Coast between a handful of Ivy League teams. A few thousand miles away, in the middle of seemingly endless Oregon farmland, two teams were preparing for their first football game, lacing up their shoes on a field best described as a “cross between a duck pond and a hog …

Ducks Should Hit Fast and Hard

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Saturday’s contest with the Beavers will have plenty in store for fans and players alike. The Ducks have prevailed over Oregon State the previous six seasons. The Beavers would be thankful to break that trend on their senior day in Corvallis. With UCLA closing in on a playoff spot, an Oregon win would help to keep post season hopes alive. The …

How to Keep the Civil War Victories Coming

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There’s a new flavor in the air. It’s the acquired taste for a College Football Playoff berth. Now, as delicious as this new flavor is, let’s not get carried away. Although Duck fans may have forks and knives in hand at the ready, we haven’t been served quite yet. This is a rivalry game, and not just any rivalry game …

Don Pellum Makes Civil War His Priority

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“It really won’t be anything too extravagant this year because I really don’t have time for that,” coach Don Pellum said in reference to what he’ll be cooking for Thanksgiving dinner. Coach Pellum is focused on the task at hand, and that’s putting the shackles on Oregon State’s offensive attack this Saturday at Reser Stadium. I spoke with coach Pellum …

Ivan Faulhaber Elaborates on Growing up With the Civil War

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You might not know it if you didn’t live in the great northwest, but the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State has become one of the premiere rivalry games in college football. If you were look at it on paper, you might just assume that the Ducks would handle the Beavers without much distress, but that’s not the case. …