January 1, 2010 |
Duck. Duck. Whoosh. Those bright flashes dancing through Arroyo Seco this afternoon will not be the traditional winter sun, but Oregon kids on the run. That chill whipping through the Pasadena trees will not be the familiar winter breeze, but Ohio kids on their knees. Cover up, bundle up, heads up, the Rose Bowl is about to become Ohhhs Bowl, thousands of mouths open in wonder, shaped like the letter that symbolizes the team about to capture breaths and steal hearts and make the battered Pacific 10 Conference whole again.
December 1, 2011 |
LaMichael James, the nation's leading rusher, already has run his way into Oregon's record book. Star freshman De'Anthony Thomas appears well on his way to doing the same. Then there's Kenjon Barner, Oregon's selfless multiple-purpose man in the middle. The junior running back from Riverside has combined with his more heralded teammates to give the No. 8 Ducks one of college football's fastest and most dynamic offensive trios. "He's every bit as explosive," UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel said.
January 10, 2011 |
Reporting from Glendale, Ariz. Dramatic comebacks were Auburn's calling card this season. The Tigers overcame double-digit deficits four times as they won the Southeastern Conference title. But Auburn saved its best for last. Facing possible overtime against second-ranked Oregon, the top-ranked Tigers drove down the field and Wes Byrum kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired for a 22-19 victory in the Bowl Championship Series national championship game Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.
October 30, 2010 |
I can't duck it anymore. Oregon is the best team in the country. I'm going to stop being so daffy about it. Oregon deserves a spot in the national championship game right now. I tried ? oh, Phil Knight knows I tried ? but my mocking disbelief no longer works, not after what happened Saturday on a beak-dropping, metaphor-flying night at the Coliseum. It was USC's title game, and Oregon kicked the BCS out of the Trojans. It was the first time the top-ranked Ducks had truly been hit in the mouth, and they just grinned.
December 23, 2012 |
It started like any other highlight play by Lache Seastrunk, the Baylor running back with catch-me-if-you-can speed. Seastrunk burst through a big hole, leaving Oklahoma State defenders breathing fumes. A 76-yard touchdown run seemed as inevitable as finding good Tex-Mex in Waco. Then it got a little harder ... and more impressive. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule Seastrunk felt a muscle pull in his left leg at midfield. He hobbled to the end zone … and still outran five Oklahoma State players.
November 12, 2011 |
Reporting from Palo Alto, Calif. -- Stanford let the grass grow this week in an attempt to neutralize Oregon's speed but ended up being cut down to size. The most important game on the Farm since 1940 turned from frenzy to fizzle as No. 6 Oregon soundly defeated No. 3 Stanford, 53-30, before a crowd of 50,360 at Stanford Stadium. Stanford turned the ball over five times. "You play against a team with that kind of speed, that kind of talent, that's as well coached as they are, you turn the ball over, you can't win," Cardinal Coach David Shaw, summing up the night perfectly, said afterward.