The Other Shoe

Nathan Roholt Editorials 2 Comments

Others Receiving Votes: Toledo (68), Oregon (64) It was following a game against Utah in 2009 that the Ducks last found themselves voted off the AP Top 25 island, so it is only fitting that a game against Utah, mark their first return outside of it in six years. The 98 weeks in-between provided a glorious run of historical proportions …

Madness Comes Every Seventh Year

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Seven. No number has more mythology or legend associated with it. Many classic tales center on the premise of an occurrence “every seven years.” Football, a sport where the value of its primary form of scoring totals seven points, isn’t immune to this lore. College football, in particular, in the 21st century (the first century since the game’s invention that …

Utah’s Under-rated Defense and Sputtering Offense

Rory Davidson FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

This year’s Utah team bears a passing resemblance to the 2009 Sugar Bowl Champion team. That team beat heavily favored Alabama, and ended up ranked #2 in the Coaches’ Poll. The defense was underrated and the offense showed sparks, but was somewhat inconsistent. This year’s team isn’t as good as that team, but they do have the chance to upset …

Visitors’ Locker Room: Discouraged Utes Lose Fourth Straight, Fall 44-21 to No. 6 Oregon

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Craig Strobeck The Utah Utes have been unpredictable so far this season.  Earlier in the year, they lost to UCLA by only seven points, and shocked the Pac-12 when they beat then-No. 5 Stanford.  However, Utah has now lost four straight after falling 44-21 to a hungry Oregon Ducks team, moving to 4-6 on the season. The Utes were frustrated after …

Ducks Rebound vs. Utah: Game Notes & Recruiting Analysis

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Kevin Cline This has been a year of firsts for Mark Helfrich, and after his first loss as a head coach, Saturday’s game against Utah was another: preparing the Ducks to respond to adversity.  And respond Oregon did. It wasn’t much of a surprise that the Duck came out a bit flat, after all, just nine days prior they had …

There Oughta be a Law . . . and in Utah There is One

Kim Hastings FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Good day friends.  On this, the week after the world ended, I would like to report that I, for one, handled losing to Stanford and living surrounded by Husky fans, very well.  My attorney believes we may even be able to plea down to simple assault. But carry on we must.  There’s another game this week, which means another chance …