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Podcast: Recap of Stanford and a preview of UCLA

Sports reporters Jack Butler and Gus Morris review Oregon’s 49-7 loss to No. 23 Stanford. They then preview the Ducks’ upcoming game against UCLA with another review of injuries, important matchups and some predictions. This episode was produced by Alec Cowan.

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Three seasons in, Jalen Jelks is leading the way for the Ducks’ defense

Jalen Jelks has seen it all during his time as a Duck. After spending the 2014 season as a redshirt and watching the Ducks advance to the National Championship game, three defensive coordinators in the following three seasons have forced Jelks and the Ducks to learn different schemes and undergo …

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Players to Watch: As offense struggles, field goals could play a big role

Aidan Schneider / Kicker / Oregon Schneider, the kicker from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon, could potentially play a large role against UCLA. As the Oregon passing offense continues to struggle without quarterback Justin Herbert, the Ducks must score points in a different way. If the Ducks can get …

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Youth Movement: Young Ducks take key role in current team

Braxton Burmeister probably did not expect to play, let alone start, in any games this season. But in the fourth quarter of Oregon’s matchup with Cal, the Ducks needed to call on the true freshman. Starting quarterback Justin Herbert had left the game with a fractured collarbone and backup Taylor …

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Q/A with offensive line coach Mario Cristobal, looking back at Stanford

Oregon offensive line coach Mario Cristobal spoke to the media Tuesday after Oregon’s loss to No. 23 Stanford. The Ducks’ offense struggled in the game, only scoring seven points, but the running game was efficient throughout. Offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby and Jake Pisarcik suffered concussions during the game and are …

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Practice Report: Turnovers are key when Ducks face UCLA

After the second straight Pac-12 loss, the Oregon Ducks look to get a much-needed win against the University of California, Los Angeles on Saturday. For a Bruin team that hasn’t had its expected share of successes this season either, sitting at 1-2 in conference, it’s a must-win for both teams. …

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Quick Hits: Football still without solution to offensive obstacles post-Herbert, soccer gets first Pac-12 win

— Oregon football lost to No. 23 Stanford this Saturday 49-7. Amid the Ducks’ unanticipated offensive redevelopment, the team continues to search for a solution after Justin Herbert’s injury. Oregon faces the fact that Braxton Burmeister may not be the Ducks saving grace under center just yet. — After losing its first five …

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Oregon’s offense is living its nightmare

STANFORD, Calif. — Sound the alarms: Oregon’s offense is in its worst-case scenario. Many fans and media members speculated that a Justin Herbert injury this season would be the worst-case scenario for Oregon, and now their fears have come true as the offense is ineffective with both Braxton Burmeister and …

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Stanford offense dominates as Ducks lose 49-7 to No. 23 Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — Whatever could go wrong went wrong for the Ducks. Saturday night at Stanford Stadium No. 23 Stanford (5-2, 4-1) trounced Oregon 49-7  in one of Oregon’s worst passing and lowest scoring games in over a decade. Freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister threw two interceptions and completed only 3-of-8 …

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Rapid reaction: Ducks fall at The Farm as Cardinal offense erupts

Oregon football failed to rally in the second half against Stanford, falling to the Cardinal 49-7, whose offense erupted for 504 yards. Key Plays — Trevor Speights 21-yard run to Oregon’s 6-yard line. — Keller Chryst pass to JJ Arcega-Whiteside for 12 yards for touchdown. — K.J. Costello pass to Colby Parkinson …

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Rapid Reaction: Bryce Love shines, Ducks struggle to pass in first-half

No. 23 Stanford leads Oregon 28-7 after the first half. Oregon’s offense was stopped by penalties and turnovers while the Stanford offense and Bryce Love exploded to 28 points. Stanford’s Harrison Phillips and Peter Kalambayi return in the second-half, a big addition in the defensive front-seven. Halftime rapid reaction with …

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Players to watch: Ducks need Jacob Breeland to perform against Stanford

Bryce Love / Running Back / Stanford The junior who replaced 2015 Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffrey hasn’t skipped a beat in his new role. He leads not only the Pac-12, but also the NCAA with 206.7 yards per game and already has nine touchdowns and a whopping 1,240 yards. Only …

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Now more than ever, the Ducks’ defense needs to carry the team

One play can change the outlook on the entire season. When starting quarterback Justin Herbert barreled into the end zone for a touchdown versus Cal on Sept. 30, the sophomore ended up breaking his collarbone, an injury that is forecasted to have him out of action for 4-6 weeks. It …

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Deep Dive: Oregon football faces difficult Stanford run game

The No. 23 Stanford Cardinal present a challenge the Ducks haven’t seen before. That’s not to say Stanford is better than any team Oregon has faced. Rather, they have yet to face an offense like Stanford’s. The consistent multiple tight ends, multiple offensive lineman and power-run game is rare in …

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Willie Taggart’s competitive homecoming

When Oregon travels to Stanford this weekend, it will be more than just another Pac-12 matchup for Ducks head coach Willie Taggart, who will go head-to-head with one of his old colleagues and best friends. While in the process of being interviewed at Oregon, Stanford head coach David Shaw spoke …

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Oregon football’s unsung hero: Tanner Carew

In a position that requires nothing but consistency, Tanner Carew has been just that. Quarterbacks and coaches around him may change, but Carew has remained a steady part of the Oregon football team throughout his four years, even after an ACL tear. Carew, a graduate of Chino Hills High School …

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Halfway through season, the Ducks are still a work in progress

Oregon’s 2017 season can easily be broken up into two very different parts: the first three games and the last three games. If you looked at Oregon (4-2, 1-2) as a whole after its 49-13 thrashing of Wyoming back on Sept. 23, you’d probably be one of the many to …

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Oregon defense ready for a big test with Bryce Love and Stanford

Oregon football conducted its final media availability of the week on Wednesday before heading to California to face Stanford on Saturday night. Head coach Willie Taggart didn’t commit to which quarterback will be starting on Saturday. Freshman Braxton Burmeister struggled through his first start last weekend against then-No. 11 Washington …

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Ducks continue to discuss improving run game, talk Burmeister development

Oregon takes on No. 23 Stanford on Saturday, but the Ducks are still discussing their loss to No. 8 Washington State and how to improve from it. For one, a theme touched on after the game and at Taggart’s Monday press conference, the Ducks want to improve offensive line play. …

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Taggart reflects on inability to run against WSU, prepares for Bryce Love and Stanford

The Oregon running game was lacked luster against Washington State and now the Oregon offense not only has to improve its running game, but the Oregon defense must stop the Pac-12 leader in rushing yards, Bryce Love. The Oregon backfield rushed for 132 yards against Washington State. That is less …

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Quick Hits: Volleyball bounces back after loss to No. 2 Stanford, football adds 2018 four-star QB to class

— Oregon volleyball lost to No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in a sweep of three sets, but brought in the second largest attendance in program history, with 5,872 people on Friday night. Back in Matthew Knight Arena on Sunday, the Ducks redeemed themselves and ended their two-match losing streak with a …

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Oregon’s 33-10 loss to No. 11 Washington State shows just how much Ducks need Herbert

On a night when the record for consecutive backflips on a pogo stick was broken with 21 — it was one of the better halftime shows — Oregon’s offense couldn’t muster enough to continue its streak of games with 20 points or more after a 33-10 loss to No. 11 …

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Oregon’s defense puts up a good fight, but Ducks fall to WSU 33-10

The Oregon defense had to step up as freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister made his first collegiate start against Washington State; and they did – to start, at least – as the the Cougars scored 20 unanswered points in the second half, ultimately beating the Ducks 33-10. “I just think that …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon’s offense stalls in second half, Ducks fall to Cougars 33-10

Oregon couldn’t build off of a solid first half and yields 17-unanswered points to Washington State in the second half. Freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister gets picked off twice as Oregon’s offense stalls in the second half. Ducks lose 33-10 and fall to 4-2, 1-2 on the season. Key plays — …

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Rapid Reaction: Defense reigns as Washington State leads Oregon 13-10 at halftime

  Video rapid reaction with @kyleethemightee. Washington State leads Oregon 13-10 at half. pic.twitter.com/NZaRuS60er — Jack Butler (@Butler917) October 8, 2017 The No. 11 Washington State Cougars leads Oregon 13-10 at halftime. Both defenses are playing well as are held under 200 total yards. Key plays — The Ducks couldn’t …

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Deep dive: Get to know the Washington State Cougars

Facing a lot of roster uncertainty, the Oregon Ducks will take on the Washington State Cougars on Saturday with a 5 p.m. kickoff at Autzen Stadium. The Cougars are led by senior quarterback Luke Falk, who enters Saturday’s game tied with former Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with 105 touchdowns — …

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Oregon secondary needs to bring its A game against WSU quarterback Luke Falk

One of the surprises of this season has been Oregon’s much-improved defense under new defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt. They’ll face a stiff test this weekend when they match up with the most experienced quarterback they’ve seen this season: Washington State senior Luke Falk. Part of the reason that Falk posts …

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