Despite Poor Shooting Night, Ducks Come Out Victorious

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After traveling to Washington last week, the Oregon Ducks men’s basketball team returned to Matthew Knight Arena and defeated the USC Trojans 75-67. Going into Thursday night’s matchup, the mighty Ducks (13-6, 3-3 Pac-12) had won their previous eight games against USC (9-9, 1-5 Pac-12), and after losing to the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars last week, the …

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

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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 …

It’s Game Day, Pac-12 Championship Edition

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It’s game day for the Ducks and this could very well be the game that makes (or breaks) their season. While most Oregon fans are happy to see their beloved Ducks back in the Pac-12 Championship Game, some are still nervous. Memories of failure from prior years still stick with some fans, and many pessimists around the country have waited …

Five Important Aspects of Tonight’s Civil War Game

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It’s game day and the anxious butterflies in my stomach are going crazy! Not only is it the last game of the regular season for our Ducks but it’s the Civil War game. I have heard people say that this is not a rivalry game but I can’t think of any reason it wouldn’t be, and it seems to be …

A Closer Examination of the Ducks’ Jump over Florida State

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As Duck fans we are biased. We’re also fanatical, Hawaiian-crazy, freshmen-frenzied football fans who are in the midst of watching one of the many great Duck teams and Duck players of all time. Watching Marcus Mariota slash and gash defenses for touchdown after touchdown is not something we should get used to since players as good as he is only come around …

Some Key Aspects of the Oregon vs. Utah game

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That’s right Duck fans, tonight is the night! The No.17 Utah Utes will host the No.4 Oregon Ducks in a highly anticipated showdown at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Going into this matchup, the Utah Utes possess a dominating defense similar to Stanford’s; they lead the country in sacks with 4.88 per game. On the other hand, the …

According to Neal, Defense Can Only Do So Much

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To the average fan, Oregon looked good this past Saturday. Our offense dominated, Ifo made some great plays, and we got to watch the UCLA head coach and defensive coordinator share a moment of passion. But for those of you who watched the game the way I did, you saw something else. You saw our defense get torched by a good, …

What I Am Willing to Do to Turn This Thing Around

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Remember when teams used to fear us? Well those days are pretty much behind us. There are those who would suggest we would be better off remembering the olden days, when the Civil War was the be-all and end-all after a season of getting mauled by our betters. NO! NEIN! NYET!いいえ!Walang! I’m not willing to go there just yet. So, …

Playoff Quest/Conference Update: An early October Mass Murder, 11 Top 20 Teams Fall

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Sloppy defense, Predictable Play-calls, Namaste Oregon… For now. The Arizona Wildcats gave Oregon a second half punch they just couldn’t handle. After a bye weekend, the Ducks, ironically, rebounded with their most lethargic performance of the season. With the Ducks giving up a total of 208 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, Arizona’s running backs nearly went untouched off …

2014 Predictions — Part Three

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Good morning, Ducks! Last Saturday I brought you Part One of my Super Accurate 2014 predictions for the upcoming football season. Part Two was available to subscribers only. If you want to subscribe, my PayPal information is available. Subscribers get inside information on my predictions as well as fun, behind the scenes looks at my life. A look inside the …

Ranking the Ducks’ Top Games in 2014

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The tendency in these types of posts is to rank the “Top 5” games in a team’s season. However, for so many reasons, this year calls for even more speculation and dialogue. With fourteen starters returning from an 11-win team, the Ducks will hope to finally capture a national title in the first season of the College Football Playoffs. Adding …

The Fishwrap Pregame Analysis — Brawlin’ with the Bruin — UCLA vs Oregon

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This Saturday at 4 pm, UCLA comes to town, licking their wounds after being manhandled by Stanford, and, as they say, there’s nothing more dangerous than a wounded bear.  On paper it would seem that the Ducks are way over-matched on the lines, with the DBs and that UCLA should win the war of the trenches. But that’s on paper. …