How The Mighty Have Fallen: SEC, Pac-12 and Ranked Bowl Games Review

Caleb Couturie FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

Oh how the mighty have fallen. West Coast football fans have been saying it for years, but finally the SEC took an undeniable turn and it wasn’t in an upward direction. The storied “powerhouse” conference saw it’s least successful bowl season in years among ranked teams, of which it led the nation with seven. When the final bowl game with a …

Marcus, Marcus, He’s Our Man! If He Can’t Do It, No One Can!

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Well folks — another game, another opportunity for Super Mariota to extend the records he has already set for our Ducks football team. Every couple of weeks I like to write a small piece about Marcus Mariota‘s accomplishments thus far, and I think it’s about time for an update! There are just so many! I will simply offer a bulleted list, …

Dropped Balls and Other Life Lessons

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Mike Merrell’s Three-and-Out With the success of Oregon football this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and fail to notice some of the life lessons that abounded this past week in college football. The vaunted SEC West, for example, once again proved the value of being a big frog in a small pond. Mississippi State and …

Playoff and Conference Update: Ducks Clear the Path to the Playoffs

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Week 9 provided a subtle change to the College Playoff picture after No. 4 Ole Miss suffered another late game loss and other contenders emerged victorious. College Football Playoff Contenders No. 1 Mississippi State – Heading into the locker room down 10-7 at the end of the first half against an Arkansas team that has yet to win a conference …

The Ducks Exorcise the Stanford ‘Demon’

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I’ll be honest, Saturday night was one of the best nights I ever had. The Ducks finally took down the Cardinal after experiencing two disappointing performances in the past two season games. Oregon defeated Stanford in a 45-16 blowout victory that ultimately helps the Ducks’ hopes of getting into the playoffs. Marcus Mariota finally beat Stanford and threw for more than 250 …

Pac-12 Update: The Climb Begins

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It wasn’t as wild a weekend of college football as the previous week, but this past Saturday provided plenty of its own excitement. Playoff Contenders Mississippi State Bulldogs In a turn of events that few saw coming, Mississippi State is now the top rated football team in the country. They have certainly earned it, as they have now defeated a …

Moving up the Leaderboard in College Fantasy Football

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Well, it was my best week yet. Not by much, only three points actually, but it was enough to vault me to the very top (No. 1, baby!) of the Fans of Oregon Ducks group. Out of 2,658 people, through four weeks, I’m the cream of the crop. Out of the millions of people that play ESPN’s College Football Challenge, I’m …

College Fantasy Football Week 3: Can’t Go Wrong if His Last Name Is Hill

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For the third consecutive week, my college team has put up huge fantasy numbers. That was thanks in large part to my starting quarterbacks, Kenny and Taysom Hill (not related) of Texas A&M and BYU, who scored 34 and 31 points respectively. Connor Halliday led the way for all quarterbacks, scoring a miraculous 45 fanatsy points. His week by week totals …

The 10 Dumbest States in America

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The financial website “The Street” went on a quest to find the states where the most intelligent people reside. While I have nothing but respect for Massachusetts, Minnesota, Connecticut, et. al, my greatest interest in their findings were largely in the other direction. What states put out the greatest percentile of dummies … and what might it say about college …

Ducks put the O in Oregon in OT Win

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From Video OXFORD, Miss.-  Oregon came into Ole Miss on Sunday afternoon with an incredible record of 7-0 (first time since their 2006-07 season) and were looking to capture another win, making them one of only two teams in the PAC-12 still undefeated.  But, with this being the Ducks’ first matchup in history against the Rebels, both teams knew this …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: SEC Not Paying Enough and Oregon Making Changes

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Recruiting is over and college football down time has begun…unless you are Nick Saban.  He gets to spend the next couple of weeks going over police reports and seeing if he can still keep these players on the Alabama payroll for another season.  I hope he takes a stand and kicks them off the team…he does oversign…so it’s not like he …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: Ole Miss on a Roll and a Recruiting Recap

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Signing day has come and gone.  If you’re an Ole Miss fan, you likely think you just won a national championship, while other schools felt like they lost the big game.  Now it’s time to start speculating who will be the #1 team going into the preseason. 1. Ole Miss pulled off the recruiting heist of the century, landing the …