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Best for Last: Justin Hollins’ final season is on pace to be his finest

Within a span of five years, outside linebacker Justin Hollins has been on Oregon’s football team during the best and the worst of times. He’s experienced a Rose Bowl victory and a National Championship run. He’s stuck through the team’s first losing season since 2004 in 2016 when the team …

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From practice field to game day, Shane Lemieux doesn’t slow down

During practice, all football players wear devices to monitor data from their workouts. The devices resemble Iron Man’s chest plate, and they record everything from speed and explosiveness to acceleration and force generated. One man who consistently posts the highest numbers is offensive lineman Shane Lemieux. His work ethic not …

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Oregon football shifts focus ahead of Washington State game

Just a few days removed from an upset win over Washington, No. 12 Oregon must quickly turn around to face another solid team in the Pac-12 North, No. 25 Washington State. Head coach Mario Cristobal said he was proud players continued to compete, even when it looked like Washington was …

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Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell out 6 weeks with ankle injury

Oregon freshmen left tackle Penei Sewell to miss an estimated six weeks with a high ankle injury, per a press release. Sewell suffered the injury in the game against Washington, and the six-week timeframe means Sewell would miss the rest of the regular season. “Penei is a relentless competitor and …

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Cristobal shifts focus to Washington State, Verdell wins Pac-12 honor

Oregon’s 30-27 upset win in overtime against then-ranked No. 7 Washington was a long time coming. The win not only snapped a two-year losing streak to the Huskies, but was a scene of Oregon redemption, since the Ducks had lost 38-31 in overtime against Stanford just three weeks prior at …

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Video: The Ducks defeat the Huskies in overtime 30-27

The No. 17 Oregon Ducks took home the victory over the No. 7 Washington Huskies after a hard fought battle on Saturday. This win moved Oregon up to No. 12 in the AP Poll. Next up, the Ducks take on the Washington State Cougars on October 20 in Pullman, Washington.

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AP Poll: Oregon football climbs five spots to No. 12 after Washington win

Following Oregon football’s 30-27 upset win over No. 7 Washington at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, the Ducks have climbed five spots to No. 12 in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll for week eight. Oregon (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) is now the highest ranked Pac-12 team in the poll. Washington dropped eight …

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No. 17 Oregon defeated No. 7 Washington via the Cristobal way

The Ducks were six yards from the end zone in the first overtime. It was third down, and a touchdown would defeat the No. 7 Washington Huskies. Oregon was planning on passing the ball, but Washington countered by playing six defensive backs, so right before the snap, Oregon head coach …

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No. 17 Oregon upsets No. 7 Washington in redemption-filled overtime thriller

Three weeks after a devastating loss when it seemed every card was against them, the No. 17 Oregon Ducks made all the right moves to upset the No. 7 Washington in 30-27 overtime, walking off with a 6-yard rushing touchdown by redshirt freshman CJ Verdell. There were three seconds left …

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Rapid Reaction: No. 17 Oregon defeats No. 7 Washington 30-27 in overtime

No. 17 Oregon defeated No. 7 Washington 30-27 in overtime. Key Plays Oregon finished a 15-play, 88-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run from CJ Verdell to give the Ducks a 24-17 lead. Washington tied the game with a 43-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jake Browning to wide receiver Ty …

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Rapid Reaction: No. 17 Oregon and No. 7 Washington tied at 17 at the half

The No. 17 Oregon Ducks are tied with the No. 7 Washington Huskies 17-17 in a depth-testing first half. Oregon offensive linemen Penei Sewell and Dallas Warmack left with injuries (Jacob Capra and Brady Aiello replaced them). Washington also lost starting running back Myles Gaskin to injury. Oregon quarterback Justin …

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Oregon’s Drayton Carlberg uses big plays to stick in the lineup

In the fourth quarter of Oregon’s game against then-ranked No. 7 Stanford, the Cardinal were looking to score, trailing 24-21. The Ducks defense held strong, putting Stanford in a fourth-and-one situation. With the offense remaining on the field, there was no secret what the Cardinal would do. They were going …

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Players to watch: Offensive weapons will be crucial for success

Here are the players to watch when No. 17 Oregon plays No. 7 Washington on Saturday in Autzen Stadium. Greg Gaines / Washington DE #99 / Senior He’s easy to spot. Not because he is 6-foot-2, 316 pounds — although that helps — but because he doesn’t wear anything on …

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Stack up: Who has the matchup advantage when No. 17 Oregon plays No. 7 Washington?

Here’s how No. 17 Oregon and No. 7 Washington stack up against each other: Oregon Offense The Oregon offense is, once again, one of the best in the Pac-12. It has been smooth most of the season, sputtering at times when the running game isn’t working. The offense’s most potent …

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Mario Cristobal, Chris Petersen take different tactics when addressing rivalry game

Oregon and Washington don’t battle in the last week of the regular season, dubbed ‘rivalry week.’ There is no trophy to be passed along. But the teams have played 110 times over the years, with Washington leading in the rivalry 65-45-5. The fan bases don’t like each other, and the …

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After getting dominated by Washington for two seasons, is Oregon ready to rebound against a Pac-12 rival?

Offensive lineman Shane Lemieux has started every game for the Ducks for two consecutive seasons. He’s seen the highs and lows, yet he is still bothered by one game in particular from his redshirt freshman season in 2016. Washington, ranked No. 5 in the country at the time, blew out …

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Oregon’s defense ready for Washington after bye week

Ahead of No. 17 Oregon’s top-20 game with No. 7 Washington on Saturday at Autzen, the Ducks’ defense has plenty to prepare for with a versatile Huskies’ offense. “It’s all about us,” Oregon co-defensive coordinator Keith Heyward said. “If we play the way we’re capable of playing a first three …

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AP Poll: Ducks move up one spot to No. 17 after bye week

Oregon football moves up one spot to No. 17 in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll. The Ducks (4-1, 1-1) were off with a bye week and will face No. 7 Washington on Saturday in Autzen Stadium. The Huskies (5-1, 3-0) moved three spots from No. 10 after a 31-24 win …

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Young running backs on the rise

On the first play of the second half against No. 24 Cal, Oregon redshirt freshman running back CJ Verdell took the ball from Justin Herbert, maneuvered between the battling offensive line and sprinted 74 yards down the field. He was eventually brought down on the 1-yard line, which set up …

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Taking Stock: A look at Oregon halfway through the season

The No. 18 Oregon Ducks (4-1, 1-1) are off this weekend, but a tough test at home against the No. 10 Washington Huskies looms. The Ducks will take this week to stay in form and prep for the Huskies. Here is where the Ducks stand after five weeks of play: …

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Cristobal wants to keep bye week energetic, focused for no. 10 Washington

The No. 18 Oregon Ducks (4-1, Pac-12 1-1) may have a break from playing this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s room to relax. Come Oct. 13, the Ducks will face off against the No. 10 Washington Huskies and their senior quarterback, Jake Browning, at Autzen Stadium. Head coach Mario …

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AP Poll: Oregon football moves up a spot to No. 18 in week six poll

Oregon football (4-1, 1-1) moved up one spot to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll on Sunday after the Ducks’ defeated Cal in Berkeley on Saturday night. The Ducks are one of four Pac-12 teams ranked in this week’s AP Poll. Stanford (4-1, 1-0) moved down from No. …

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Oregon’s defense makes big plays when needed in 42-24 win at Cal

BERKELEY, Calif., — Late in the fourth quarter, with Oregon leading by 11, No. 24 California had an opportunity to make the game interesting. Oregon senior safety Ugochukwu Amadi had other plans. He intercepted Cal quarterback Brandon McIlwain and returned it for a touchdown. On his way back to the …

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No. 19 Oregon’s offense utilizes familiar faces to beat No. 24 Cal

BERKELEY, Calif. — The No. 19 Oregon Ducks defeated the No. 24 California Golden Bears 42-24 thanks to well-played games by quarterback Justin Herbert, wide receiver Dillon Mitchell and two freshmen running backs. The Ducks utilized big plays in order to beat the Golden Bears, with every touchdown but one …

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Rapid Reactions: No. 19 Oregon defeats No. 24 Cal 42-24

No. 19 Oregon defeated No. 24 Cal 42-24. The Ducks had four interceptions in the game, all by safeties. Key Plays Cal opened the game with points, driving 72 yards in seven minutes, 29 seconds for a field goal. No. 24 Cal 3, Oregon 0. Oregon answered on its opening …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks taking control, lead Cal 28-10 at half.

No. 19 Oregon lead No. 24 Cal 28-10 at halftime. Key Plays Cal opened the game with points, driving 72 yards in seven minutes, 29 seconds for a field goal. No. 24 Cal 3, Oregon 0. Oregon answered on its opening drive, but with a touchdown. Quarterback Justin Herbert hit …

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