Draft Debate: Marcus MariGOATa vs. Jameis WINNINGston

Graham Berry FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

As the NFL draft approaches like a tsunami of molasses, one thought dominates the minds of experts, non-experts posing as experts, fans, and fans’ wives: Please tell me when mock drafts, the quintessential exercise in futility are no longer front page material. Seriously, those things are a horrible excuse for non-news. I bet a blind kid could guess how many …

Will Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Have A Big Game Against Oregon?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Not much is known about Ohio State’s Cardale Jones, other than that he took over for injured quarterback J.T. Barret after he went down during a game against the Wolverines. In two starts for OSU, Jones has been playing exceptional football throwing six touchdowns and one interception. On top of that, his passer rating is currently 159.0, which all in …

13 Thoughts on the Rose Bowl

Nathan Roholt FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

Under the old system, this game doesn’t even happen. The BCS would have assembled a final of Alabama and Florida State, the current participants in a hypothetical bronze medal game (Wait, why isn’t there a third-place game?) instead of the finalists of Oregon and Ohio State. The Buckeyes don’t get in either under the old system, and the 2010 Rose …

Oregon’s Rose Bowl Records Spell Trouble for Buckeyes

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 8 Comments

If you’re like me, you’re still talking and smiling about the Rose Bowl. Oregon’s domination resulted in a 59-20 win, accumulating 10 Rose Bowl records in the process. With the national title game only one week away, some of those records could have a huge impact come January 12th. Below are two short lists of some of the Rose Bowl …

“Won Not Done.”

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Do you smell that? It smells like roses to me. As I fly back  to the wonderful City of Eugene, I am so proud to call myself a Duck fan. I am decked out in Oregon gear (again) and ready to see what the players and coaches have to say at press conferences this week about last night’s game and …

Ducks Finally Discard Their “Soft” Label

Omar Garibay FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

It’s been talked about quite a bit in recent years, and critics have always found a way to disregard Oregon’s accomplishments. Sure, as far as overall team success is concerned, the Ducks have been one of the most successful college football programs in the nation since 2009, but their inability to win a national championship has led to skepticism. Some …

Top Three Reasons Why Oregon Beat Florida State

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

What a statement! As a Duck fan, this was by far the best performance I’ve seen from Oregon this season. They showed the college football world, along with all their doubters, that they indeed have the power to beat any team that poses a challenge to them. In this case, the Seminoles came into the 101st edition of the Tournament …

Three Reasons Florida State Could Win the Rose Bowl

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

As the Ducks start to wrap up the game plan against the Seminoles, college football fans all over the world have been predicting who will win the 101st edition of the tournament of roses. Some have utilized stats as their backup for picking one side over the other, while some argue that the victor of the game will be most likely determined …

Oregon Over FSU – Seminoles Underdog For The First Time Since 2011

Nik Brownlee FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

When the Rose Bowl kicks off tomorrow, the Oregon Ducks will be 8.5-point favorites over the undefeated Florida State Seminoles. Oregon has been favored in every game this season, but the underdog role is a first for Florida State. In fact, the last game Florida State was the underdog in was September 24th, 2011, when the then 2-1 Seminoles faced …

Remembering the Last Rose Bowl

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Good morning, Ducks! Thursday we will play Florida State in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Let us take a ride in the way back machine and try to assimilate the karma from the last time we played in the Granddaddy! Through the magic of the DVR, I was able to blog my calm and rational thoughts. January 2, 2012 — 1:34 …

We All Know Grasu Wants to Play, But Will He?

Austin Willhoft FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With only two days left until the commencement of the 101st Rose Bowl, the Ducks have been utilizing the last couple of days to recap their game plan come kickoff. This especially includes sharpening things on the defensive side of the ball  in order to stop “Famous” Jameis Winston from controlling the game. On the offensive side, one of the …

The “Underdogs”: An Analysis of the Seminoles

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Principal’s Note: Instead of the usual analysis of Oregon, I felt it important to focus this week upon the opponent we are facing. Rory Davidson has done an outstanding job teaching Duck fans what to look for in the other team, and this week is no exception. I will be back next week, but do look for a short joint …