Ducks, Beavers in Battle for Holiday Bowl Bid

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Between long periods of silent reflection, handwringing, bargaining with the football gods and frequent public outbursts in a nightgown and slippers, Oregon Ducks fans are likely spending the weekend unshaven and waiting for the College Football Playoff to announce its top four teams and (yawn) the rest of the bowl games. All joking aside, the Ducks are likely headed to …

Despite OSU Loss, Oregon Football’s Future is Bright

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If you’re like me, you don’t need a rehashing of the No. 9 Oregon Ducks‘ soul-crushing 38-34 loss to the Beavers on Saturday night at Reser Stadium. I’m not going to harp on the risky coaching decisions that paved the way for a loss. And there is no sense pointing out DJ Johnson‘s apparent sucker punch of a Beavers fan …

Oregon Football: Let’s Pump the Brakes on Trick Plays

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There’s something special about executing a play that catches the opposing team completely off guard. The shock, coupled with the dazzling precision necessary to pull off a trick play, can be humiliating for an opponent and ignite a crowd. If you don’t pull it off? It’s just embarrassing. The No. 12 Oregon Ducks have been a mixed bag when it …

Oregon Football: O-Line Honor Roll; Nix Prolific in Pac-12, FBS

Jordan Ingram Editorials

Here’s a look at the numbers of the No. 6 Oregon Ducks (8-2, 6-1) team. While some of these numbers will change following the Ducks’ 37-34 loss to the No. 25 Washington Huskies on Saturday at home, the defeat doesn’t take away from the incredible performances of Oregon players so far this season. The Ducks’ offensive line is having a historic …

Ducks Squash Trap Game Fears in Win Over Golden Bears

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The No. 9 Oregon Ducks‘ trip to the Bay Area this weekend to play the unranked California Golden Bears had all the makings of a midseason trap game. The Ducks (7-1, 5-0) had fallen victim to these types of matchups before, especially coming off a big win the previous week for ESPN Gameday. In 2009, Oregon was ranked No. 8 …

Ducks Throttle Bruins in ESPN Gameday Romp

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Longtime Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully famously said, “Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” And for the past seven weeks, the No. 10 Oregon Ducks (6-1, 4-0) have worked hard not to feel the sting of defeat that struck so swiftly in their season-opening loss to the reigning national champion Georgia Bulldogs. But Oregon isn’t merely avoiding a loss …

Duck Cubes: Stanford, Hurricane Cristobal, Oregon’s No-Sack Club?

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— The No. 13 Oregon Ducks (3-1, 1-0)  and Stanford Cardinal (1-2, 0-2) have their 86th matchup on Saturday at Autzen Stadium (The Ducks first played Stanford in 1900). Stanford holds the upper hand at 54 overall wins. Last year, the Cardinal spoiled then-ranked No. 3 Ducks’ dreams of a College Football Playoff birth, handing Oregon one of just two conference …

Top 5 Takeaways from Oregon Ducks’ Comeback Win Over Wazzu

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The No. 15 Oregon Ducks’ (3-1) stroke-inducing 44-41 comeback victory against an unranked (but mighty talented) Washington State at the Palouse was a key win for Oregon head coach Dan Lanning and the program he is building in Eugene. Here’s five takeaways from Saturday’s game: — Ducks QB Bo Nix threw for a career-high 428 yards with three touchdowns and …

Irving, Whittington Demonstrate Oregon’s Backfield Depth

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The No. 25 Oregon Ducks (2-1) appear to have found their web-footing when it comes to a reliable and productive run game. Despite looming questions ahead of the game with the absence of Ducks starting running back Byron Cardwell due to injury, those fears were coddled and put to bed before halftime with remarkable performances from Oregon’s talented backfield. Leading …

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning

Oregon Football: Georgia Loss Won’t Define Lanning, Ducks

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For those still reeling from the Oregon Ducks’ 49-3 loss in Week 1 to the Georgia Bulldogs, let’s take a walk down memory lane. The anticipation amongst Oregon fans heading into the 2009-10 football season was off the charts. Mike Bellotti’s successor, offensive wunderkind Chip Kelly, was set to debut his unabridged offense in Oregon’s season opener at then No. …

Ducks Talk: Future Still Uncertain for Pac-12, Oregon

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If you’re head is still spinning over the uncertainty swirling around the realignment of the Pac-12 Conference, join the club. And there are no real strong signs of clarity at the moment. For now, it appears the remaining 10 schools in the conference — minus USC and UCLA, who quietly moved to the Big Ten — are sticking together, especially …

Former Oregon Lineman’s Injury a Failure of Leadership

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It’s hard to see former Oregon Ducks football players and coaches seated in a courtroom. There is a stark difference between the electric greens and yellows of Autzen Stadium roaring with glee at full capacity and the hushed, drab, beige-colored rooms of the Lane County Courthouse. For most folks, this is not a happy place. They don’t sell nachos in …