The spring game is just one practice, sure, but it’s the last one of the season and a chance to cap off a solid camp in a public setting. One season ago, Marcus Mariota won the starting job in the court of public opinion — though it’s important to note he didn’t win the job [...]
With Marcus Mariota playing limited action and De’Anthony Thomas out of action, the spring game offered a chance for backups to take center stage. Jake Rodrigues and Jeff Lockie alternated leading drives down the field and after each stalled on their first few drives, both eventually found their grooves. Lockie matched Mariota’s 13 completions in [...]
Spring practice and the spring game provide an opportunity to many football players who will be returning next season. The standout seniors are gone and members of the highly touted recruiting class has yet to strut in. This is their chance to stand out to the coaching staff and earn their role for next season. That [...]
In the days leading up to the 2012 Fiesta Bowl, the Emerald will take a position-by-position look at Oregon and Kansas State, determining which team has the edge going into the BCS showdown on Jan. 3. Oregon- Special teams have been a touchy subject for Duck fans of late. Missed kicks have been — in a [...]
The Eugene rain stopped just before kickoff. That in itself was improbable, given the 90 percent chance forecasted earlier in the week. Then again, it never rains at Autzen Stadium. As the skies cleared up, and the lights and cameras turned on, everything seemed perfect — ESPN’s College GameDay crew on hand for the last [...]
No. 13 Stanford crushes No. 2 Oregon’s title dreams with overtime field goal, what it means for Oregon
Each team had just one possession, and Maldonado missed his kick. Williamson didn’t.
Stanford is who Chip Kelly thought they were. The Cardinal came into the game as the nation’s top rush defense and were billed as the toughest test the Ducks would face on the year. But the Ducks’ prolific rush offense also ranks among the nation’s best and the strength-against-strength matchup was the subject of much [...]
The pouring rain ceased just before kickoff, but the darkest clouds ever seen at Autzen hung over the stadium and cast shadows of misery on the faces of fans, players and coaches alike, following the toughest loss the Ducks have suffered since quite possibly the 2011 title game. Marcus Mariota took moments at the press [...]
A brief look at a few players that made waves in Oregon’s spring game on Saturday.
While the focus was on the quarterback competition between Bryan Bennett and Marcus Mariota, Saturday’s spring game provided a valuable learning experience for Oregon’s special teams units as well.
Reliving the season that was for the Ducks, one game at a time.
For the Oregon Ducks, there’s always an expectation that they can come back from any deficit they encounter. Their reputation as a second-half team has been earned with come-from-behind victories against Arizona State this season and against Stanford and Tennessee last year.
It will be another year without a National Championship for the Ducks and their fans, but that night we lost something even more meaningful — the ability to say we witnessed one of the greatest games in Oregon football history.
The Ducks roared back in the fourth quarter but missed a field goal that would have tied the game in the final seconds.
Oregon cruised to its sixth win of the season against a banged-up Colorado squad without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James in the starting lineup.