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Social media reacts: Darren Carrington’s game-winning touchdown lifts Oregon over Utah

There was no shortage of social media reaction after the Ducks upset No. 11 Utah 30-28 on Saturday. The win gives the Ducks their first victory on the road. Darren Carrington roped in a touchdown pass from Justin Herbert with seconds remaining on the clock to clinch the victory. The play …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon edges out No. 11 Utah 30-28 on last minute touchdown

SALT LAKE CITY — It came down to inches on Saturday. The Ducks, looking for their first road win of 2016, narrowly edged No. 11 Utah 30-28 on a last-minute touchdown pass from Justin Herbert to Darren Carrington. Carrington’s right foot fell just in bounds, enough for an Oregon touchdown. With …

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Preview: Oregon set to face aggressive Utah defense and recharged running back Joe Williams

SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time since 2004, Oregon will take the field for a game knowing that it is eliminated from bowl game contention. The Ducks (3-7) suffered a 52-27 loss to Stanford last week that officially eliminated them from postseason contention — barring a scenario where …

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Oregon tight end Pharaoh Brown accused of three acts of violence since October 2014

Oregon senior tight end Pharaoh Brown has been accused of three acts of violence off the field since October 2014, an investigation by the Emerald has revealed. Brown is one of the most well-known figures on the Ducks football team and University of Oregon campus. A redshirt senior and NFL …

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Working for his dreams: Kaulana Apelu’s journey from Hawaii to Eugene

Kaulana Apelu never dreamed of playing football at Oregon. The sophomore from Aiea, Hawaii, always thought the program was too big for him. Oregon’s flashy uniforms and team speed intimidated Apelu and he didn’t believe he was good enough. “Oregon was never on my radar. It was too big of …

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Q&A: Troy Dye talks Utah offense, what’s at stake in remainder of season

Troy Dye has been a pleasant surprises for Oregon football in 2016. The freshman linebacker ranks No. 2 in the conference in tackles and No. 8 in sacks. Along with Brenden Schooler, Dye has shown tremendous promise in his first season of Division I football. He’s also one of four true …

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Oregon defensive line will try to adapt after injuries, dismissals have shortened depth

Early in the season, there was plenty of concern that Oregon’s defensive line didn’t have the experience or skill to quickly adapt to defensive coordinator Brady Hoke’s 4-3 defensive scheme. The Ducks were young to begin with, and senior defensive end Henry Mondeaux represented the Ducks’ only returning starter along …

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Ducks’ offense prepping for stout Utah defense

Oregon’s offense knows it will have its hands full Saturday against Utah. The Utes are the Pac-12’s leader in sacks per game — 35 for 200 yards. They figure to apply pressure to freshman quarterback Justin Herbert and a young offensive line. Duck coaches are hoping Herbert doesn’t let the …

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Oregon wide reciever Darren Carrington accused of pushing man, breaking his arm

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington has been accused of injuring a man after pushing him to ground just hours after Oregon’s 54-35 win over Arizona State on October 29, Andrew Greif of the Oregonian/OregonLive first reported. According to the Oregonian, the man, Mike Holland, said Carrington approached him and his group of …

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Devon Allen will forgo remaining college eligibility and begin professional track and field career

Devon Allen announced Wednesday in a press conference that he will forgo his remaining athletic eligibility at the University of Oregon and fully focus on a professional track and field career.   @DevonAllen13 to focus on professional track career. Press conference coming up. #TeamUSA @OregonTF @WinTheDay pic.twitter.com/pea60FIih8 — Shawn Medow …

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Oregon recruiting lacks star power, but makes up for it in development of players

The future of Oregon football doesn’t appear to be bright on paper. The Ducks’ 2017 recruiting class ranks 32nd in the nation — the same ranking it finished in last year. Oregon has zero five-star commitments and just lost in-state recruit Elijah Molden to Washington this past week. It may be time for the Ducks to panic with …

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Battle of the trenches could decide Oregon-Utah game

As the Ducks head to Salt Lake City, Utah, this weekend, they once again find themselves in an unfamiliar position. Typically this late in the season, Oregon is playing its best football of the season and looking ahead to a Pac-12 Championship and then some. Now, the Ducks (3-7, 1-6 Pac-12) find …

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Oregon football looks for new motivation without bowl eligibility

Without bowl game eligibility as a possibility for Oregon after its 52-27 loss to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, the Ducks are forced to find a new form of motivation going forward. Offensive linemen Cameron Hunt says, now that there is no potential bowl game to look forward to, the …

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Stack-up: Utah’s defense and offense hold advantage over Oregon

It goes without saying that No. 15-ranked Utah is motivated to beat Oregon. A win against the Ducks is vital for the Utes’ Pac-12 South title hopes. If Utah wins, and Colorado beats No. 23-ranked Washington State, the two will face off in the final week to decide who will represent …

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Practice Report: Coaches answer questions on state of program, not Utah

The Oregon football team will finish its season with a losing record for the first time since 2004. On Saturday the Ducks go to play No.11 Utah. After a decade of successful play, the Oregon program is answering new questions. After an embarrassing 52-27 loss to Stanford, few questions were asked …

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Mark Helfrich after Stanford loss: ‘We will continue to fight’

With a record of 3-7, Oregon is now ineligible for a bowl game for the first time since 2004. Head coach Mark Helfrich’s job appears in jeopardy, and with major Oregon booster Pat Kilkenny set to appear on John Canzano’s radio show Monday afternoon, fans may soon get some answers about the future …

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AP Poll: Big shakeup in playoff picture after weekend of upsets

Alabama remains at the top of this week’s AP Poll while the rest of the teams in contention for the college football playoff had a rough weekend. Three of the top four teams in the nation lost this weekend in one of the wildest Saturday’s in recent memory. No. 3 …

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Austin Maloata dismissed after arrest for DUII, reckless driving and unlawful possession of methamphetamine

UPDATE 11:51 a.m.: Maloata was released from jail at 10:51 a.m. Lane County Jail said it was “capacity-based release.” He is due to appear in court on Nov. 29 at 8:30 a.m. — UPDATE 11:22 a.m.: Eugene Police Department provided additional details of Austin Maloata’s arrest. — Defensive lineman Austin Maloata …

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Recruiting mistakes both past and present showed up to haunt Oregon on Saturday

On the same day a former Oregon prep standout dismantled the Ducks’ offense, a current high school star passed on Oregon’s scholarship offer and committed to a rival school. As a whole, Saturday was a disastrous day for Oregon football as the Ducks suffered a 52-27 loss to rival Stanford that dropped …

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Oregon watches bowl hopes pass as nightmare season continues with 52-27 loss to Stanford

Justin Herbert answered questions after Saturday’s loss against Stanford. When he was asked, “What happened this year?” he took a long pause, and started with a simple answer. “I don’t know.” The Ducks got demolished at home by a Stanford team that they used to battle with for Pac-12 titles. Stanford …

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Rapid Reaction: Christian McCaffrey runs wild as Stanford takes a 38-13 lead into the half

One of Oregon’s main concerns entering its matchup with Stanford was finding a way to stop superstar all-purpose back Christian McCaffrey. So far, the Ducks have yet to find a solution. McCaffrey broke loose for a 61-yard rushing touchdown less than three minutes into the game, and since then Oregon …

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Quick Hits: Oregon-Stanford stakes lower than before, but still high for Mark Helfrich

— Fans have grown accustomed to high stakes when Oregon plays Stanford each year, but that’s not the case this season. The Emerald‘s Jarrid Denney discussed how the teams find themselves in unfamiliar territory entering Saturday’s matchup at Autzen Stadium. — The Oregonian‘s Andrew Greif wrote that Saturday’s game itself may not …

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Oregon football preps for Christian McCaffrey and the Stanford Cardinal

Oregon football looks to bounce back from its 45-20 loss to USC and prepare for running back Christian McCaffrey and the rest of the Stanford Cardinal this Saturday. Defensive Coordinator Brady Hoke said that practice has been “good” this week, similar to his sentiments most every week. This week, however, …

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Oregon and Stanford are in unfamiliar territory entering Saturday matchup

This wasn’t the way it was supposed to be for Stanford or Oregon. Two teams historically perched at the top of the Pac-12 standings, the Cardinal (6-3) and Ducks (3-6) each earned top-25 preseason rankings at the start of the year. Both teams were expected to contend for conference titles …

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