Football

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. […]


GameDay Roundtable: Predictions and Analysis leading up to Arizona-Oregon matchup

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:14 pm.

As far as the Pac-12 Conference is concerned, the matchup between No. 2 Oregon and No. 7 Arizona Friday night at Levi’s Stadium is everything it could’ve asked for. Featuring a matchup that has two teams ranked in the top-ten, implications beyond a conference championship will be present when the two square off. As a result, […]


Take two: Why Arizona will Beat Oregon

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 12:45 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, however is in a modified form, being that  Roberto Miguel Payne, the sports editor at the The Daily Wildcat, already predicted an Arizona victory when the two met in October.  In October, […]


GameDay: The history of Oregon-Arizona continues in a winner-take-all battle

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:12 pm.

The last time the Ducks were led by a Heisman trophy contending quarterback, ranked No. 2 in the nation and facing the Arizona Wildcats, they ended experiencing the worst possible outcome. Not only did Oregon suffer a loss on that fateful night in 2007, quarterback Dennis Dixon suffered a season-ending knee injury when he crumpled […]


GameDay: Here’s how Oregon and Arizona stackup

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 11:11 pm.

It seems fitting to have the Pac-12 Championship game consist of No. 2 Oregon and No. 11 Arizona. Why? Well Oregon is statistically the best team in the conference and proved that this regular season. However, there is one blemish on a nearly undefeated season: The loss to the Arizona Wildcats. This game is for bragging rights, in addition […]


Hoyt: Charles Nelson has certified himself as a playmaker in Oregon’s offense

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 10:43 pm.

Everybody was thinking it. With the second half of Oregon’s season opening game against South Dakota trudging on 41-13, true freshman Charles Nelson gave reason for those watching the game to double-take. No. 6 for the Ducks took a South Dakota punt 49-yards to the end zone, going nearly untouched in the process. His 5-foot-9 […]


GameDay: Oregon’s offensive line, healthy for the most part, looks for redemption against Arizona

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:14 pm.

Oregon’s disheveled offensive line couldn’t hold up. That was the overall consensus regarding the unit’s performance after the Ducks suffered their first and only loss of the season on Oct. 2 to Arizona. “After the game, we knew we gave that game away,” offensive lineman Hamani Stevens said. “They played well but we didn’t play […]


GameDay: Matchups/Players to watch in Pac-12 Championship Game

By on Friday, Dec. 5 at 2:16 pm.

In his last two games against Arizona, quarterback Marcus Mariota has averaged 292 yards passing, thrown four touchdowns and accounted for two interceptions. It’s a modest stat line for the quarterback who totaled 404 yards of offense last week, but it’s not indicative of why he hasn’t beaten the Pac-12 South division winner since his […]


Oregon football: Five Ducks garner first-team All-Pac-12 honors

By on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 1:24 pm.

The Pac-12 conferenced honored five Oregon football players to the All-Conference first team on Tuesday. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the players honored and became the first quarterback in conference history to be named to the Pac-12 first-team three times. Mariota was also honored as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year earlier in the day. Along […]


TCU jumps to No. 3 in penultimate College Football Playoff Rankings

By on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 4:47 pm.

TCU moved into the top four and jumped Florida State in the penultimate College Football Playoff Rankings. Alabama and Oregon kept the top two spots, while TCU replaced Mississippi State following the Bulldogs’ loss to Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. The Horned Frogs also jumped past undefeated Florida State in the process. The Seminoles have limped […]


Mariota, Freeman receive Pac-12 Player of the Year awards

By on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11:33 am.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and his teammate running back Royce Freeman was named Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced today. Mariota has so far thrown for 3,470 yards and 36 touchdowns while committing just two interceptions. He leads the Pac-12 and the nation with a 190.2 passing efficiency rating […]


Oregon football practice recap: Preparation starts for Pac-12 title game

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 12:45 pm.

Monday’s practice began with an unavoidable question: has Scott Frost received any job offers and if so, were any of them from Nebraska? “I would let you know if I wasn’t completely focused on Arizona,” Frost said in response to whether or not Nebraska would be a dream job. Despite the recent opening for the […]


Pac-12 Roundup: Arizona emerges out of south division, to face Oregon in conference title game

By on Sunday, Nov. 30 at 4:22 pm.

Everything is set. On the final weekend of the regular season, Arizona laid claim to the Pac-12 South division crown, capitalizing on an opportunity given to them following UCLA’s loss to Stanford by defeating Arizona State. Elsewhere, Oregon continued its seven-game win streak with a win over Oregon State, Washington cruised to a win in the […]