GameDay: Aidan Schneider reflects on his kicking expereince against California and getting consistent

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:21 am.

Freshman walk-on place kicker Aidan Schneider has garnered more experience in his first season with Oregon than he ever expected. Schneider, a centerback on the soccer pitch turned kicker during his junior year at Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, made six-of-seven PATs against South Dakota in week one. At Levi’s Stadium against California last […]

Gameday: Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:56 am.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season, we feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on why Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Winston Shi, a football beat reporter at the Stanford Daily.  There have been points in the season where I thought that asking such a question would require outright homerism on […]

Gameday: Matchups/Players to watch ahead of Stanford-Oregon

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:38 am.

It’ll be under familiar terms when Oregon meets Stanford in Autzen Stadium Saturday. Regardless if the Cardinal come in unranked and with three losses to its credit, the matchup will put the winner in the driver’s seat for the Pac-12 North crown. Which is concerning for Mark Helfrich and his coaching staff, considering the last two times the Ducks […]

Take a knee: Marcus Mariota not planning to “tear Eugene down” on his birthday

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 3:17 pm.

It is Marcus Mariota’s birthday today. And while many will likely be beginning their Halloween festivities tonight, Mariota plans to go out to dinner with his parents. With just a couple of days away from the highly anticipated matchup between No. 5 Oregon and Stanford, Mariota had some time at practice to give his thoughts on […]

GameDay: A change in practice mentality has keyed Dwayne Stanford’s recent success

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10:43 am.

After Oregon’s 38-31 road victory over Washington State, wide receiver Dwayne Stanford was upset. The redshirt sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio was held without a catch for the first time this season. After reflecting on the game, Stanford decided he needed to make a change in his practice preparation. “I wasn’t playing as much, so I […]

Gameday: Johnstone and Yruretagoyena still vital parts of offensive line after injuries

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 12:42 am.

Just one and a half games into the season, the Oregon Ducks lost their two starting left tackles. A week later, the third player to get reps at left tackle, Jake Fisher, went down with an injury. Luckily for the Ducks, Jake Fisher returned from injury to help stabilize the Ducks’ offensive line and bring […]

Gameday: Why the College Football Playoff Committee’s first poll means nothing

By on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1:11 pm.

It’s way too early. With four more games remaining, including Stanford around the corner and No. 18 Utah on the road in the following week, Oregon’s remaining schedule is no cake walk. Sure, the Ducks are expected to win out the season. Heck, they were supposed to win every game they had on their schedule and […]

Oregon football maintains ‘one game at a time’ mentality heading into Stanford game

By on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:51 pm.

A lot will be riding on Oregon’s upcoming matchup with Stanford. The first official playoff committee rankings are scheduled to be released this Tuesday and it will coincide with an opportunity for the Ducks to end the quote unquote “Stanford problem.” “You can’t let your emotions get the best of you,” Troy Hill said. “They […]

Acting as the workhorse, Royce Freeman provides what is turning into annual script

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2:20 pm.

Based upon the common discourse from the Oregon coaching staff this week, Royce Freeman, plain and simple, was not supposed to do what he did Saturday night. Following a performance in which Freeman carried the ball 29 times for 169 yards and four touchdowns, the clear question became whether or not the true freshman would continue to sustain […]

Marcus Mariota doesn’t let the moment get too big for him at Levi’s Stadium

By on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:25 am.

Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich was dishing out the standard postgame comments in regard to Marcus Mariota. After watching his team cruise to a 59-41 victory over Cal, Helfrich called his quarterback a “stud” and continued to ramble on about how unique Mariota is to the rest of the college football world. But at the […]

Rapid Reaction: No. 6 Oregon races past California in 59-41 win

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 11:29 pm.

What was a back-and-forth battle in the first half, quickly turned into a dominant performance from the sixth-ranked Ducks in Santa Clara, Calif. Saturday night as Marcus Mariota and co. reeled off 560 yards of total offense in a 59-41 win. Royce Freeman carried the ball 22 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while Mariota […]

Rapid Reaction: Oregon and Cal in back-and-forth bout as Ducks lead 38-28

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 9:17 pm.

In a back-and-forth battle, Oregon took a 38-28 lead into the locker room against California at Levi’s Stadium. For the fifth time this season, Oregon trailed to start the game. Cal drove 75 yards on its opening possession, capping it off with backup quarterback Luke Rubenzer scoring on a read-option keeper from 12 yards out. […]