Post-game notes: Devon Allen and Joe Walker emerge, defense shines in second half

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 5:28 pm.

Marcus Mariota proved yet again that he is everything that his billing suggests. The redshirt senior passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns on his way to leading Oregon to a 46-27 win over Michigan State. Mariota found new targets in the game and Devon Allen emerged as the biggest threat for the Spartans’ secondary. Elsewhere, […]

Oregon jumps Alabama and garners No. 2 Ranking after win over Michigan State

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 12:46 pm.

Oregon’s 46-27 win over Michigan State is already paying dividends. The Ducks, now sitting at 2-0, jumped Alabama and are now ranked second in the latest AP Top 25 poll.  Oregon received 16 first-place votes and 1,415 points overall as opposed to Alabama’s one first-place vote and 1,334 points. Florida State remained at No. 1 […]

Colt Lyerla arrested in Washington County for suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 10:25 am.

Former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was arrested Saturday morning at 2 a.m. in Washington County on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, according to The Oregonian. The 21-year-old would be released at 8:37. The report on his arrest is not yet available, but it is suspected that Lyerla was either high on […]

Raw video: Erick Dargan walks the media through his interception, getting laid out by OL Jack Conklin

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:43 pm.

Erick Dargan recorded a crucial interception in the first quarter and returned it 36 yards to the Michigan State 39-yard line. En route to the sidelines however, Spartan offensive lineman Jack Conklin pummeled Dargan out of bounds for the biggest hit of the night. Here’s Dargan’s reaction. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @Haydaykim

Marcus Mariota: The play that changed the game

By on Sunday, Sep. 7 at 4:43 pm.

Mark Helfrich compared his halftime speech to the Gettysburg Address as an uncertain Oregon team headed into the break trailing 24-18. While Helfrich was being a little overdramatic, the results produced afterwards were profound. “Gettysburg Addressish,” Helfrich jokingly said. “We have so many young guys on our team that haven’t had a competitive quote unquote adversity. Just to […]

Devon Allen emerges as lead wideout against Michigan State secondary

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 11:44 pm.

In the blink of an eye, Devon Allen rose to stardom. On a 70-yard touchdown connection with Marcus Mariota early in the second quarter, Allen not only electrified the sold out Autzen crowd by breaking through a group of Michigan State defenders with his olympic speed, but he more importantly, solidified his role on this […]

Photos: Oregon Ducks vs. Michigan State Spartans GameDay Festivities

By on Wednesday, Sep. 10 at 11:59 am.

In what has become an annual trip, College GameDay set up at the Memorial Quad on the University of Oregon campus this week and ran the live show Saturday in preparation to the matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State. Historically, the Ducks are 5-3 when GameDay comes to Eugene. Regardless, it hasn’t stopped […]

Twitter takes on College GameDay

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 10:06 am.

ESPN’s College GameDay was in full effect this morning in Eugene, Oregon for the top 10 non-conference matchup between No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 Michigan State. From Lee Corso donning the customized Duck mascot head to Kirk Herbstreit picking the underdog Spartans, here are the highlights and reactions from the Twitter world. And yes, […]

College GamDay’s Kirk Herbstreit discusses the Michigan State-Oregon matchup and his appreciation for Eugene

By on Saturday, Sep. 6 at 8:15 am.

College GameDay is back at the University of Oregon and Kirk Herbstreit, a staple for the show’s long-running entirety, couldn’t be more thrilled. The former Ohio State quarterback and college football analyst has ranked Eugene as one of his most underrated college football towns in the US, and now leading up to the Michigan State-Oregon game Saturday, […]

GameDay Roundtable: Opinions and predictions leading up to Michigan State-Oregon

By on Wednesday, Sep. 3 at 11:23 pm.

With plenty more to discuss about the Michigan State-Oregon game this Saturday, staff reporter Ryan Kostecka, Associate Sports Editor Hayden Kim and Sports Editor Justin Wise answered a roundtable of questions, giving their thoughts and predictions leading up to the highest ranked non-conference matchup of the year.  Who or what will be the difference in whether Michigan […]

Schlichter: Michigan State’s press quarters defense promises chess match with Oregon’s offense

By on Wednesday, Sep. 3 at 1:09 pm.

For the past three seasons, Michigan State’s top-tier defense has pushed the program from Big Ten dark horse to Big Ten favorite. The Spartans have led the Big Ten in total defense three years running and led the nation in yards allowed per play in 2013, all without the help of a top-25 recruiting class. […]

GameDay: A clash of opposites, Michigan State’s physicality meets Oregon’s speed

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 9:46 am.

When No. 7 Michigan State lines up against No. 3 Oregon on Saturday, it’ll be a clash of opposites. Oregon’s cutting edge spread contrary to Michigan State’s traditional pro style offense. The Spartans’ 4-3 based quarters defense as opposed to the Ducks’ 3-4. It’ll feature speed against size, up-tempo versus clock management and a non-conference matchup […]