New Faces For The Quack Attack

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It is always a sad week when we don’t have a Duck football game to look forward to in order to keep us going through the week. This Saturday the Ducks will have their second bye week of the season and they will not be complaining about the extra time to prepare for Colorado on November 22. Yes, that’s right, …

Recruiting Update: A Rock in the Ocean

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Football Recruiting Writer’s Note Oregon’s 51-27 drubbing over Utah came with a steep price. One of my all-time favorite Ducks, center Hroniss Grasu, didn’t pop right up after one of his patented pocket blocks. Inching closer to the edge of my favorite recliner at the fire station, I found myself saying… “Why him?!” Now, five days removed from “dropscore,” We, The …

Clear eyes. Full Hearts. The Ducks Play with Motivation.

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Clear eyes and full hearts. This is something my Ultimate Frisbee coach used to tell our team when something tragic had happened. No one could have anticipated the number of injuries during last Saturday’s game vs. Utah. The Ducks suffered injuries to three key players including center Hroniss Grasu, safety Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, and tight end Pharaoh Brown. The Utes also had their …

For Mark Helfrich, This One Isn’t as Sweet

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Every Sunday I get a chance to talk to Mark Helfrich at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex in an interview for FishDuck.com. Normally the talk is pretty good; he mentions a few of the pros and cons from the game, and all the media get to go home happy. This time though, the air in the room felt different. Helfrich, normally a pretty …

Sunday Reaction: Great Win Comes at a Steep Price

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The final score from last night does not reflect how good that Utah team truly is. The Utes dominated the Ducks in that opening quarter. Sadly, as it so often did in last night’s game, the injury bug struck and the Utes watched the game slowly slip out of their hands. Travis Wilson, Utah’s normal starting QB, was initially benched in favor …

Ducks Come Out Victorious On a Wild Night

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The final score says the Ducks came out victorious against Utah last night, 51-27, but the night was full of drama, physicality, smiles and frowns, and the Ducks’ poised quarterback stood tall, leading his team to victory. Utah’s physical front-seven overpowered Oregon’s offensive line in the first quarter, and for a brief moment, it looked like the Utes would be …

Three Takeaways from the Oregon vs. Utah Game

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What a dogfight, what a battle, what a game that was for the Ducks. Last night, Oregon flocked out of Rice-Eccles Stadium with 51-27 victory over the tough Utah Utes. It wasn’t easy for Oregon to win this game as Utah exemplifies a team with immense heart and wouldn’t go down without a solid fight. Offensively, the Ducks were unstoppable …

Oregon 51, Utah 27: Ducks Defense, Mariota Seal Tough Win in Salt Lake

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Going into tonight’s game against the 17th-ranked Utah Utes, Coach Mark Helfrich and his team knew they were in for a battle. Utah didn’t disappoint, battling toe to toe with the No. 4 Ducks into the early stages of the fourth quarter, when Oregon, as it does so often, stepped on the gas pedal and left the home team in …

Grasu Talks Football, Basketball and Twitter

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Caleb Couturie of FishDuck.com spoke with Hroniss Grasu today at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex after practice. The Ducks’ offensive line has been in the news all season, particularly when it was banged up and allowed 12 sacks over two games. Now it is back and ready to roll with redshirt senior Grasu leading the charge. With stars such as Marcus Mariota and Royce Freeman …

Sunday Reaction: Ten Important Notes From the Cal Game

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Well, there we have it. Another Ducks win by double digits, Oregon beats Cal for the sixth straight time, and the collegiate history at Levi’s Stadium gets kicked off with a Ducks win. As of right now, if the season ended today, Oregon would make the first ever College Football Playoff (loud cheers heard throughout Eugene). Experts predict it would …

What Makes the Ducks “Explosive”?

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The staple of the Ducks offense is the “explosive” way they play. Huge gains (25+ yards) in short, quick bursts demoralize opposing defenses and inspire roars from the fans. So just how explosive has the offense been this season? Well, through seven games we have witnessed this prolific offense come unhinged on unassuming defenses 33 times including four times last …