Football

No. 2 Oregon to face No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl

By on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:13 am.

Oregon is heading to the College Football Playoff. The College Football Playoff committee announced that the No. 2 Ducks will play against No. 3 Florida State in the Rose Bowl. The Seminoles were the only team in the top-four that finished undefeated. Florida State finished 29th in points (34.8) and 30th in points scored against […]


Oregon defense flips script, plays ‘best game’ of season in dominant fashion

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:40 am.

It was a different kind of experience for Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez in the post-game press conference. Following a performance in which his offense could never find its footing, Rodriguez was put in the awkward position of answering questions about a game in which nothing could go right offensively. “It wasn’t a good night,” […]


Pac-12 championship: Charles Nelson showcases what it means to be a ‘gradual evolution’

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:42 am.

Charles Nelson may not have scored, but he did just about everything else to help Oregon win the Pac-12 title. Nelson, a freshman wide receiver from Dayton Beach, Florida, finished with 148 total yards, and at times, looked like the best player on the field. For a player that was virtually unknown to the public eye […]


Pac-12 championship: Oregon ‘ready’ for Playoff, Mariota seals Heisman

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:35 am.

SANTA CLARA – It was a party at Levi’s Stadium, as Oregon was crowned Pac-12 champions following its 51-13 statement win against Arizona. Hugs were given. Tears were shed. Roses were carried in mouths. Confetti was blown. “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa was being blasted in the locker room. Even Darren Carrington was shooting footage […]


Marcus Mariota’s five touchdowns lead way in Oregon’s 51-13 rout of Arizona

By on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 12:34 pm.

According to the way the script wrote itself in October, Arizona had dashed Oregon’s College Football Playoff chances. In a 31-24 upset of the Ducks at Autzen Stadium, a variety of weaknesses were exposed and plenty of questions were abound. Two months later, any doubt about this team’s ability has been dismissed. Behind Marcus Mariota’s 346 […]


Rapid Reaction: Oregon cruises to 51-13 win, takes home Pac-12 Championship

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 10:07 pm.

The script was flipped. Thanks to a dominant performance from the Oregon defense to add onto the torrid pace that Marcus Mariota continued, the Ducks defeated Arizona 51-13 to win the Pac-12 Championship. Mariota finished 25-of-38 for 313 yards and two touchdowns. Mariota also rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and three touchdowns. On […]


Social Media Reacts to the Pac-12 Championship (First Half)

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 pm.

Arizona has taken down the Ducks in their past two match-ups, but can they make it three in-a-row tonight for the Pac-12 championship? Oregon and Arizona face off at Levi Stadium with playoff implications. See how social media reacts to all of the game’s events [<a href="//storify.com/Chrisjones_UO/social-media-reacts-to-the-pac-12-championship-fir" target="_blank">View the story "Social Media Reacts to the […]


Raw video: Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott gives opening statement for title game

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 5:10 pm.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott was available to the media prior to kickoff at Levi’s Stadium for this year’s conference championship game. Scott, who feels like the conference is at its best, emphasized the depth and strength in schedule of the Pac-12 as the winner of the Oregon-Arizona game presumably receives a bid to the angular college […]


Pre-game Notes: Tyner, Grasu not to dress for Oregon in Pac-12 Championship

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 8:15 pm.

Despite being listed as the starting center in this week’s depth chart, Oregon center Hroniss Grasu will not play in the Pac-12 Championship game against Arizona, according to CSN Northwest. In addition, running back Thomas Tyner will miss his third consecutive game.  Both Tyner and Grasu have not seen game-action since Oregon’s matchup with Utah on Nov. 8. Senior […]


By the numbers: Can Oregon overcome the odds to win Pac-12 title game?

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 3:52 pm.

A lot has been made of Oregon’s recent struggles against Arizona. As the two teams head into Levi’s Stadium tonight to face off in this year’s Pac-12 championship game, there are some statistics to keep in mind. While the Ducks are favored by 14.5 points according to the most recent line in Las Vegas, there is a […]


GameDay: Ducks shown ‘proper way’ to practice and it has become evident in their play

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:10 pm.

While no player will admit that they are on a perfect team, it’s hard to argue that during Oregon’s current seven-game winning steak, the Ducks have been playing as close to it as possible. “I think we’re really clicking on all the cylinders — everyone’s coming out all excited, ready to play,” running back and slot […]


GameDay Links: News and Analysis ahead of Pac-12 Championship game

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 12:43 am.

The general discourse surrounding this week’s rematch between No. 2 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona has formed around the fact that the Ducks haven’t beat the Pac-12 South division winner since 2012. In their last two match-ups, the Ducks have averaged just 20 points per game and Arizona has mustered together emphatic upsets in both. […]