Ducks’ Bye-Week Comes At Just the Right Time

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The Ducks’ victory against a physical Utah team this past Saturday was wild, and while Oregon was able to take advantage of Kaelin Clay’s careless turnover, which changed the complexion of the game; the Ducks paid the price by coming out of Salt Lake City scathed. Oregon has found a way to maintain their level of dominance this season, despite some …

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 …

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 …

Utah talks about Oregon: “They’re for real.”

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Editor and reporter, Natalie Liebhaber, writes of the Utah press conference from Salt Lake City, Utah Saturday night for FishDuck.com. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham didn’t have any trouble identifying the instant the momentum turned against his Utes in Saturday night’s match-up against the Ducks. At the conclusion of the first quarter, Utah led Oregon 7-0. On the first play of the …

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 …

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 …

Can Oregon’s Dynamic Offense Continue to Flourish?

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Offense is fun, offense is exciting. We want to see the big plays. We want to see Royce Freeman bulldoze his way to the end zone. We want to see Marcus Mariota drop back and complete a 50 yard pass, and we want to see the Ducks light up the score board. There is one problem, however. Can you rely solely on offense if …

Ducks vs. Utes? Brace Yourselves, Oregon Fans: Five Reasons Why Saturday Night’s Game in Salt Lake City Might Be Wild & Whacky

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Salt Lake City is quite possibly the most unusual, exotic town in America. This is hardly surprising, given its history. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and his followers, Salt Lake started out weird and has stayed weird over the ensuing decades. Anyone who’s spent any time between flights at the Salt Lake City Airport knows what I mean. Which brings …

Tony Washington Always “Checked In” During Practice

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Last Saturday, the Ducks finally defeated Stanford — the team that killed the Ducks’ past two seasons. Plus, Oregon completed this task in an emphatic fashion, annihilating the Cardinal 45-16. The Ducks are currently getting back into their groove after experiencing a heartbreaking loss to Arizona earlier in the season. Now, next up are the Utah Utes, who have the …

Utah’s Dynamic Team Will Present a Challenge for the Ducks

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In an interview for FishDuck.com Thursday, I spoke with Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich at the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Oregon’s matchup against No. 17 Utah is getting closer by the minute, and the Ducks have already had a long week of practice to develop the right game-plan. One of the main things the Ducks have been preparing for is Utah’s ability to give …

Bizarre, Thy Name is Utah

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The Ducks travel to Utah this week for a key Pac-12 match-up with the Runnin’ Utes. FishDuck.com has a great deal of respect for what Utah has accomplished since they arrived in the Pac-12. After all, their 12-20 conference record since joining the Pac-12 is exceeded only by, well, almost everyone … but good try anyway! FishDuck.com thought it would be nice to …