The Ultimate Rubber Match: Oregon vs. Michigan State, Round Three

Joshua Whitted Editorials 69 Comments

When Oregon learned of its potential bowl opponents, there were several interesting candidates. Iowa, Northwestern and Wisconsin each would have been fine choices. But there’s no question that the Redbox Bowl committee struck gold when they matched the high-flying Ducks with their familiar cross-country foe, Michigan State, for their third meeting in five years. The rubber match won’t be for a spot in …

Turning Point: Whether Oregon finishes with Five, Six or Seven wins IS Historically Significant

Brian Libby Editorials 17 Comments

If you look at Oregon’s current 5-5 record this season under Willie Taggart and think the results of last two games on the schedule don’t really matter, think again. Better yet, think back to a fateful moment in Oregon football history: December 16, 1989. Playing in the Poulan Weed Eater Independence Bowl that cold evening in Shreveport, Louisiana, the Ducks …