How Statistics Size Up the Ducks vs. Buckeyes Match-up

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ATTENTION ALL OREGON DUCKS FANS, TOMORROW NIGHT IS THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON. I REPEAT, TOMORROW IS THE BIGGEST GAME OF THE SEASON! Everyone, everywhere has been preparing for this matchup since January 1 and now it’s almost time for our men to take the field. In an article on cleveland.com by Rich Exner, he goes over 13 ways …

Jesus, the National Championship and Jerry Allen

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Throughout life you run into certain people who encourage, uplift and inspire and those who do the opposite. When I was first getting involved in journalism I make a point to ask the veterans  in the press box how they made it, what to do and what not to do. ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the Oregonians George Pasero, the Seahawks Pete …

A Season For the Ages

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Stadiums of 50,000-100,000 people are regularly jam-packed. Giant parades are thrown for the team that wins it all. Is there anything like sports? Can you think of any other event that can bring a whole city or state together? You can’t. For whatever reason, sports hold a special place in the hearts of so many different people. When we put …

Next Men Up: Marshall and Baylis

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As I sat in a restaurant in New Orleans last night, I’m pretty sure I was the only one beginning to seethe from watching ESPN as the the BREAKING NEWS crawl went across the screen. Then I started getting a bit concerned, as I read that Darren Carrington was not going to be able to play in the Championship Game …

An Analysis of the Resilient Buckeyes

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Thank god for the College Football Playoff. The Ducks would have been left out of the national championship if the BCS system was still being used; the same goes for Ohio State. In the first year of the playoff, it has already been proven that the BCS was a faulty system. Next thing you know, the playoff is going to …

The Ducks Just Keep Getting Better

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Monday’s National Championship Game pits the Heisman winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota, who is averaging 294 passing yards per game against the nation’s fourth most efficient pass defense. Similarities between the two fast-paced offenses have been drawn but the Buckeyes will have to stop Mariota and the offense if they want their points to mean anything. While the speed of the offense …

Jimmy Fallon Lets the Real Experts Decide Who Will Win the National Championship Game

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As we come closer to game day, the analysis of who will win the National Championship game becomes more and more intense. Every sports analyst, reporter and sports fanatic spew out their reasons as to who will win come Monday January 12 and why. When it comes to sports, especially football, I think it is safe to say that most …

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What Do You Think About These Natty Uniforms?

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So, it was announced a few weeks ago that Oregon chose to go with the all green uniforms for the Rose Bowl, since the three other teams in the College Football Playoff all shared red as a common color. Most people expected Oregon to go with some mix of green and yellow for its uniforms in the National Championship against Ohio State next …

Ohio State’s Urban Meyer: The Ducks are “cutting edge”

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The Oregon Ducks’ Rose Bowl 59-20 romp over former national champions Florida State captured the nation’s attention. But Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, whose Buckeyes’ team will face the Ducks on Jan. 12 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, has been watching the Ducks for a while. Meyer has studied the football philosophies of offensive guru and former …

“Won Not Done.”

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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 Face Undefeated QB in Jameis Winston

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You can criticize Jameis Winston for many things as a player and person, but the one thing that remains intact is his ability to win. The quarterback’s perfect 26-0 college record is in elite company among college football’s best. His Florida State Seminoles are the only undefeated team in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Maybe that can be explained by …

Oregon’s Title Chances of the 21st Century

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With another National Championship at stake, the 2014 Ducks are attempting to accomplish something that no team before them in program history has done successfully. Under the new College Football Playoff system, the Ducks are one semifinal win away from returning to the title game, which would be their first appearance since 2011. Although that 2010-2011 team was the first to …