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Oregon running backs coach Jim Mastro talks rotation, playing time for the deep unit

Oregon football turns its head to San José State for week three of the season after a 62-14 defeat of Portland State. It will be another opportunity for the Ducks to work out the kinks before No. 9 Stanford come to Autzen Stadium for week four. Right now, Oregon is …

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AP Poll: Ducks up to No. 20 for week three

Oregon football moves up three spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll after a 62-14 drubbing of Portland State. The Ducks are 2-0 and will face San Jose State next week in Autzen Stadium. Oregon is one of five Pac-12 teams in the top-25. Stanford (2-0) moved …

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No. 23 Oregon football defeats Portland State 62-14 with diverse offensive display

Most people knew the result before the game was played, but Oregon still needed to go out and dominate the game in order to feel good about the result. The No. 23-ranked Oregon football team defeated Portland State 62-14 Saturday, improving to 2-0 on the season. “I thought we did …

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Oregon’s offensive graduate-transfers show they can make impact in 2018

Football coaches can often equate the sport to war. Not always intentionally, it’s just lingo. There are ‘battles’ and even ‘blitzes.’ In week two against Portland State, one term applied to the Oregon offense: reinforcements. If Oregon’s week two 62-14 win against Portland State is any indication of what is …

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Rapid Reactions: Oregon defeats Portland State 62-14

No. 23 Oregon football started off hot and kept it going throughout the second half defeating Portland State, 62-14. Here are the key plays and stats from the second half. Key Plays Tony Brooks-James one-yard touchdown run Travis Dye bounced a run outside and outran the Portland State safety for …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks up big on Portland State at halftime

No. 23 Oregon football is up big on Portland State, as expected, 35-7 at halftime. Here are the key plays and stats from the first half. Key Plays  Oregon’s first touchdown came from an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Herbert to wide receiver Jaylon Redd. Ducks lead 7-0 with …

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Players to watch against Portland State

Here are the players to watch as Oregon plays Portland State on Saturday in Autzen Stadium. #89 Charlie Taumoepeau / Tight End / Portland State The junior was named to the All-Big Sky Conference second team in the preseason. Last season, he totaled 673 yards and 45 catches, the most …

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Oregon’s running back touches are still up for grabs

Last season, Oregon’s philosophy for rotating between three upperclassmen running backs was simple: Ride Royce Freeman. Freeman received 39 percent of all rushing attempts, 151 more touches than Tony Brooks-James, who finished second for the Ducks. But now Freeman is gone, and Brooks-James is the guy with, by far, the …

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Opponent Preview: Oregon will host Portland State with big win expectations

The Oregon football team should win big on Saturday against Portland State. The Vikings are a Football Championship Subdivision team — the subdivision below the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which Oregon is part of. Without a single win in 2017, Portland State has struggled week in and week out. This …

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Cristobal’s crackdown on penalties paying off for Oregon football

The Autzen Stadium crowd groaned a lot in 2017. Not for interceptions. Not because of opposing touchdowns. And no, not because “Shout” was cut off early. It was the sight of another penalty flag against the Oregon Ducks. Oregon finished the year with 122 penalties, averaging 9.38 per game — …

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Redshirt-freshman CJ Verdell could be the next great Oregon running back

Since Oregon’s all-time leading rusher Royce Freeman played his last game for the Ducks on Nov. 25 against Oregon State, Oregon has been looking to match the production the third round pick by the Denver Broncos brought over four years. Senior Tony Brooks-James is the starter this year but will …

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Oregon offense shifts focus to Portland State after opening win over Bowling Green

After Oregon’s offense put up 49 of the Ducks’ 58 points in Saturday’s win over Bowling Green, the Ducks offense spoke to the media on Tuesday to reflect on the game and look ahead to the game against Portland State this upcoming Saturday. The Ducks got off to a poor …

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Oregon football moves up one spot to No. 23 in latest AP Poll.

Following Oregon football’s 58-24 win over Bowling Green on Saturday, the Ducks have moved up one spot to No. 23 in the AP Top-25 poll. The Ducks are one of four Pac-12 teams in this week’s top-25. Washington, which was No. 6 going into the first game of the season against …

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Oregon football’s defense survives shaky start

It was nearly a nightmare start to the season for Oregon football’s defense. The Ducks were missing tackles and misreading plays, as Bowling Green got off to an early 10-0 lead. Then, Oregon safeties coach Keith Heyward huddled the defense on the sideline. “He wanted us to play tighter coverage, …

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Behind Herbert’s record breaking performance, Ducks’ offense soars over Bowling Green 58-24

Players and fans had been waiting since the Las Vegas Bowl loss to Boise State in December. Oregon football is finally back, and the Ducks gave their fans 58 reasons to cheer. Despite a few mishaps scattered throughout the game, Justin Herbert and Oregon’s offense unleashed on the Bowling Green …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon football beats Bowling Green 58-24 in season opener

Oregon football kept pace in the second half to beat Bowling Green 58-24 in the season opener. Key Plays — Ugochukwu Amadi intercepts a pass on third down of Bowling Green’s first drive and takes it to the end zone for a pick-six, giving Oregon a 44-17 lead. — Taj …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon leads Bowling Green 37-17 at the half

Halftime rapid reaction: Oregon leads Bowling Green 37-17. @ODEsports pic.twitter.com/Vwy5hG4IXy — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) September 2, 2018 Key Plays: — Bowling Green’s Jarret Doege hit Scott Miller for a six-yard touchdown, putting the Falcons up 10-0. — Three plays after he kept an option for a 37-yard gain, Herbert hit …

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Oregon football vs. Bowling Green: Players to watch

Penei Sewell / Tackle / Oregon Early in fall camp, head coach Mario Cristobal named Sewell as someone he has noticed making a large impact. The 6-foot-6, 364-pound freshman works along the line, but has recently been with the first team at left tackle. Whether he gets the start or …

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Left, center or right, the story of Calvin Throckmorton’s fall camp

Offensive linemen have to be big and brutal, and they smash other big, brutal guys over and over. Aches and bruises come with the job, and days off are few and far between during fall training camp and the season. Junior offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton would agree. Last season, Throckmorton …

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Deep Dive: Get to know the Bowling Green Falcons

Bowling Green and Oregon football will meet for the first time to open the 2018 season. The programs have no history against each, but some of the coaches do. Oregon head football coach Mario Cristobal and new Bowling Green defensive coordinator Carl Pelini battled when the two were head coaches …

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Oregon’s emphasis on special teams should see the unit become a major strength.

Heavy expectations were placed upon the 2017 Oregon Ducks football team after missing a bowl game for the first time in over 10 seasons. The team’s coaches and Twitter account preached “Do Something,” as a way to win some fans back in the offseason. Once the season started, it was …

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Wide receiver depth crucial for Oregon football’s offensive success this season

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert has earned Heisman Trophy hype ahead of this season, but the junior won’t live up to the reputation alone. He’ll need support from his wide receivers, a group filled with young talent looking to be on the end of Herbert’s throws this season. “He’s throwing balls …

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Oregon football’s offense expecting anything from Bowling Green’s defense in season opener

With Oregon heavy favorites against Bowling Green on Saturday, the Ducks refuse to take their opponents lightly. “They’ve got a lot of guys on the defensive side who can play football,” quarterback Justin Herbert said. “They’re gonna be well coached and they’re gonna be a good team and they deserve …

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Oregon defense feels ready ahead of season-opener against Bowling Green

On the Tuesday ahead of Oregon football’s first game of 2018, the Ducks’ defense looks to have a new identity than last year. “We had to get a little bit more confident in what we do in the scheme and the techniques that we do by position,” co-defensive coordinator and …

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Oregon football offensive preview

Oregon’s offense was flying. They were undefeated after nonconference play in 2017, in which the Ducks outscored opponents 168-69, leaving a positive feeling around the team going into conference play. But a loss to Arizona State gave Oregon its first stutter of the season. However, it got much worse one …

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Oregon football defensive preview

The Ducks finished as the No. 126 ranked defense in 2016. That offseason, Oregon hired defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to turn the program’s defense around. Last year, Leavitt’s squad became the nation’s No. 46 ranked defense, but the team isn’t satisfied. This season, Oregon will look to build the defense …

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