Football

National Championship: Oregon’s defense creates havoc, has it shoved right back at them in loss

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 10:09 am.

ARLINGTON, Texas – One particular sequence in Monday night’s College Football Playoff final seemed to define the Oregon defense this season. Trailing 21-10 and backed up in its own territory, the Ducks defense forced Cardale Jones and the Ohio State offense into a fourth-and-one. Ohio State opted to go for it. Jones, upon the snap, […]


Kim: Mariota and Grasu share one last moment that proves Oregon will be okay

By on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 11:31 am.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Marcus Mariota slowly walked into the Oregon locker room wearing a traditional Hawaiian lei around his neck that was as decorated as his career – his parents had given one to him after their 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game at AT&T Stadium – trying to […]


Derrick Malone: “We’ve accomplished so much and no one can take that away from us”

By on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 11:11 am.

ARLINGTON, Texas –  Derrick Malone sat between his locker about twenty minutes after his Oregon football career had ended. He sat there calm and reflective – a typical demeanor for the Ducks linebacker. For the second time in his collegiate career, he had missed out on a chance to hoist the national championship trophy. But […]


National Championship: Oregon’s offense loses its rhythm, suffers 42-20 loss to Ohio State

By on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 11:10 pm.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Less than three minutes into the game, it already looked like the previous nine that had come before it. The Ducks won the toss, elected to receive and methodically marched down the field with ease. In 2:39, Oregon ran 10 plays and traveled 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead. As far as what the […]


Oregon misses its shot at College Football Playoff title trophy

By on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 11:12 am.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The mood in the Oregon locker room following its 42-20 loss to Ohio State in the inaugural College Football Playoff title game was understandable. Hugs were given, tears were shed, final words were exchanged as the team struggled to fully acknowledge what had just transpired at AT&T Stadium. For the second time […]


National Championship: Ohio State completes the chase, defeats Oregon 42-20

By on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 7:40 am.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Ohio State safety Tyvis Powell was standing next to the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy at media day on Saturday. He looked out past the cameras staring him in the face and saw fellow safety Vonn Bell walking by himself trying to escape the media frenzy. “Hey Vonn,” Powell yelled. “Come […]


Rapid reaction: Ohio State pushes Oregon, wins 42-20 to take national championship

By on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 11:12 am.

It looked like any other game that had come before it instantly. Oregon won the toss, elected to receive and marched down the field with ease. In 2:39, Oregon ran 10 plays and traveled 75 yards to take a 7-0 lead. However, a couple of uncharacteristic dropped passes and a long list of missed opportunities defined […]


Live play-by-play: National Championship — Oregon vs Ohio State, 20-42

By on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 1:37 pm.

Fourth quarter 0:00 — END OF GAME. Final score: Ohio State – 42. Oregon – 20. 0:28 — Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott scores off a 1 yard TD run. Sean Nuernberger with the kick for the extra point. Score is 42-20 Ohio State. 2:45 — Oregon’s Marcus Mariota pass to Charles Nelson incomplete on 4th […]


National Championship: Oregon vs. Ohio State (Live Updates)

By on Monday, Jan. 12 at 5:02 pm.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Oregon (white) and Ohio State (red) have taken the field and this highly anticipated College Football Playoff final is set to begin. The Ducks are looking for their first national championship in program history, while Ohio State would win its seventh with a win tonight. Look here to keep up with live updates […]


Twitter reacts: From baseball players to acrobats, Oregon athletes are pumped for the championship game

By on Monday, Jan. 12 at 4:23 pm.

The Ducks are making history on Monday night. The Oregon football team is playing in the inaugural College Football Playoff championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Plenty of current and former Oregon athletes have taken to Twitter to wish their fellow Ducks the best tonight. Emerald reporters are on the ground in Dallas and […]