Sunday Reaction: Ducks Making Progress, Still Have a Long Way to Go

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First, let me just say, WOOOOO!! The Ducks finally, and by finally I mean it’s been three years, beat Stanford. In a game that was Oregon’s from the opening kickoff, the Ducks showed a lot of grit and intensity in a solid win against a Stanford team that, although may not be great, was definitely nothing to scoff at. Being the Devil’s …

Two Reasons Why the Cardinal Defeated the Ducks in ’12 and ’13

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It’s game day Duck fans, is anyone as excited and anxious as I? As I read through some of the news articles regarding today’s game I am finding so many different views and so many different opinions of what should be looked for in this Duck/Cardinal match-up. In an article on ESPN’s Pac-12 blog, Five Things to Watch: Oregon-Stanford, the …

Is Stanford’s Physicality too much for the Ducks?

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As Duck fans, we honestly despise Stanford and how they seem to always destroy our hopes since we believe the Ducks are flawless. Plus, for the past two seasons, Stanford’s defense has figured out how to dismantle the Ducks’ offense and prevent anything good from happening. A major factor that contributed to these disappointing failures in the past was the …

Mariota and Freeman On Pace To Set New Records

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Tomorrow’s matchup against Stanford has important ramifications for the No. 5 Oregon Ducks. A victory against their Pac-12 rival will likely thrust them into one of the playoff slots, while a loss will undeniably eliminate them from the national championship picture. You can bet that Mark Helfrich, Marcus Mariota, and the rest of Oregon’s team are highly motivated to end their two …

Look Out: Stanford’s Top Offensive Weapon is Already Behind You

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Maybe this isn’t the same Stanford. For starters, Stanford is already a three loss team, as well as an unranked team. During the past four years when they’ve played Oregon, they’ve always had a dominant lead back. Oregon, on the other hand, always had a running back by committee. Cardinal RB’s Toby Gerhart, Stepfan Taylor, and Tyler Gaffney all gashed …

Stanford Media Has the Questions and FishDuck.com Has the Answers

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  I had a chat with Henry Waddles of GoMightyCard.com about the upcoming showdown between the Stanford Cardinal and Oregon Ducks. Here’s what we discussed: HW: Given what’s happened the last two years, how do Oregon fans view Stanford and the Stanford game? TR: Honestly, Stanford strikes a bit of fear into everyone. Both years that Stanford beat Oregon, the …

Don Pellum on Preparing for Stanford

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“We’re really fired up.” Those were the first words out of a cheerful Don Pellum‘s mouth when he addressed the media today following Oregon’s practice. Asked about Oregon’s past struggles with Stanford against the run and how he planned to address the issue, Pellum responded, “When you’re playing teams that run the ball, first you have to play with a better …

Derrick Malone Ready for One Last Shot at Stanford

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Derrick Malone has been around the block. The redshirt senior will play his fifth game against Stanford on Saturday, a team he has gone 2-2 against during his tenure at Oregon. In the two years Malone actually saw any playing time, Oregon went 0-2. Will Malone come out and say that this game means more to him than another game? No. That’s not …

Stanford Week: It’s Gut Check Time

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Let’s be frank. I hate Stanford, you hate Stanford, we all hate Stanford. If we’re being honest, our hate comes from respect more than anything else. For whatever reason, Stanford has been a thorn in Oregon’s side recently. The Ducks have lost a total of seven games (excluding bowl games) dating back to the 2009 season; three of those losses …

Stevens’ Personal Goal: Beat Every Team

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I interviewed Hamani Stevens at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex after practice Tuesday. This morning I learned that Stevens had an incredible experience on a mission trip in 2009 and 2010. “It really helped me mature as a person and as a player,” he said. I don’t know Stevens as a person, but as a player he is definitely a key factor in our offensive line; since …

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu… ‘Nough Said

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  According to an article on GoDucks.com, Oregon senior defensive back, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu has been named as one of 15 finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award. This yearly award for the best defensive back in college football was established in 1986 and named after Jim Thorpe, considered by many to be the greatest all-around athlete in history. Thorpe was a …

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Following His Best Game of the Season, Troy Hill Is Ready for Stanford

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The Oregon Ducks’ secondary knew the Cal game would be big. Jared Goff and the the Bears’ passing attack came in to the game on an absolute rampage. Even though Goff carved Oregon up for much of the game, the secondary made big plays when it mattered most and did about as much as they could’ve done against a team …