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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Oregon routing Oregon State 52-7

It’s the 121st all-time meeting between Oregon and Oregon State, and at the half, the Ducks lead the Beavers 52-7. Halftime rapid reaction. Oregon leads Oregon State 52-7. pic.twitter.com/mRCG2MAndy — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) November 26, 2017 Key Plays — Aidan Schneider converts a 31-yard field goal to put the Ducks …

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Deep Dive: Get to know the Oregon State Beavers

Last season ended with Oregon State picking up their first victory over the Ducks since 2007, and the win had many in Corvallis believing that 2017 might be the year the Beavers turn the corner. But a 31-point thrashing on the road against Colorado State to open the season, followed …

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One year later, the Civil War looks a lot different

  Following the Ducks’ 30-28 victory over No.11 Utah last year, there were many who believed that the win would allow Mark Helfrich to keep his job as head coach. The following week, Oregon dropped a 34-24 contest to Oregon State to conclude the season. Gut-wrenching. Heartbreaking. Rock bottom. It …

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Oregon wide receivers are back in business

When the Ducks hosted Utah on Oct. 25 at Autzen Stadium, Oregon’s offense pulled out a trick play. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister pitched the ball to senior wide receiver Charles Nelson, and after nearly going down, found Jacob Breeland in the end zone for one of Oregon’s two passing touchdowns. That …

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Players to watch in the Civil War

Ryan Nall / Running back / Oregon State Ryan Nall is a star in an otherwise underwhelming offense. Nall is ninth in the Pac-12 with 76.9 yards per game. He has been the lead back for the Beavers since his redshirt sophomore year, and he currently starts ahead of former …

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War Daddy: Henry Mondeaux sets the tone for Oregon’s present and future

You won’t find a definition for the term “war daddy” in a regular dictionary. Instead, you’d have to go to Urban Dictionary, an online crowdsourced lexicon of slang, where you’d find that it means: “A beastly defensive lineman that eats up blockers and spits them out for dinner.” You also …

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Raincoats and redemption, Ducks prepare for the 121st Civil War

The eight-game Civil War winning streak of the Oregon Ducks came to an end last year as the Oregon State Beavers claimed the victory, 34-24, for the first time since 2007. “I remember it started to rain,” Oregon State head coach Cory Hall said on Monday. “I remember seeing that …

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Oregon vs Arizona

The Oregon Ducks defeated the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday 48-28.

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Freeman breaks more records, this time it’s about touchdowns

The last time Royce Freeman was talking about breaking records, he did it after becoming Oregon’s all-time rushing yards leader, passing LaMichael James. It was in a loss to UCLA, so the loss overshadowed the career achievement. On Saturday night, in Oregon’s 48-28 victory over, Freeman had two milestones: He …

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Herbert’s return revitalizes the Ducks, proving how valuable he is

All eyes were on Autzen Stadium’s jumbotron as injured redshirt senior Doug Brenner announced Oregon’s starting lineup ahead of the Ducks’ game against Arizona. An image of quarterback Justin Herbert appeared on the screen and the roar of the crowd came before Brenner could even say a word. Herbert was …

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Ducks prevail 48-28 in physical game against Arizona

The last time the Arizona Wildcats played in Autzen Stadium, they defeated the No. 2 Oregon Ducks 31-24, stopping the Marcus Mariota-led offense. They met again in 2014, this time in the Pac-12 Championship game. Both teams had an opportunity to make the inaugural College Football Playoff, but the Ducks …

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks defeat Arizona 48-28

The Oregon Ducks (6-5) defeated the Arizona Wildcats (7-4) 48-28 to clinch a bowl game. The Ducks contained Heisman contender Khalil Tate while Oregon’s rushing game exploded for 353 total yards. Key Plays — Royce Freeman gave the Ducks a 35-21 lead after an 11-yard touchdown run. He reached over …

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Halftime Rapid Reaction: Oregon leads Arizona 28-21

Halftime rapid reaction with @ShawnMedow. Oregon leads Arizona 28-21. Herbert is back and Ducks hold Tate to 18 rushing yards. pic.twitter.com/UPnvm7ooSm — Jack Butler (@Butler917) November 19, 2017 Justin Herbert returned to the starting lineup as Oregon football took on Arizona. At halftime, the Ducks lead the Wildcats 28-21. Key …

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Ducks’ defense prepares for an explosive Khalil Tate

“Gifted.” “Big-time.” “Versatile.” That’s how Oregon coaches and players described Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate this week ahead of the Ducks’ Saturday matchup with the Wildcats. Tate is one of the most dangerous playmakers in the country; a quarterback who punishes teams with his legs more than his arm. He presents …

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Deep Dive: Get to know the Arizona Wildcats

The Wildcats’ season started rather average. They beat up on Northern Arizona and University of Texas-El Paso, but lost to the Houston Cougars, who are 6-3, and to the Utah Utes by six points. The next game on Oct. 7 in Boulder, Colorado, changed the trajectory of the Wildcats’ season. …

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Players to Watch as the Ducks face Arizona

Tyrell Crosby / Left Tackle / Oregon With Justin Herbert at quarterback, Oregon is a run-focused team. With Braxton Burmeister under center, the team leans even more on the run. Left tackle Tyrell Crosby has played well on the offensive line all season. He is ranked in the top 10 …

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2018 schedule finalized for Oregon football

The Pac-12 announced the 2018 conference schedule on Thursday, which finalizes Oregon football’s schedule for next season. The Ducks will start with four straight home games to begin the season, which gets underway on Sept. 1 against Bowling Green State University. The Ducks then play Portland State and San Jose …

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Royce Freeman’s historic career approaches its end

After the Ducks’ 38-3 loss at Washington in early November, Royce Freeman spoke to the media with a football tucked under his left arm. “Coach [Donte Pimpleton] makes us carry it around,” Freeman said. “It’s my duty to carry it until I get back to Eugene.” If anyone has carried …

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Ducks prepare for Arizona as Herbert’s possible return looms

After taking the bye week to rest and work on fundamentals, the Ducks are back to their usual game week preparations as the Arizona Wildcats come to Eugene on Saturday. The biggest question right now is whether quarterback Justin Herbert will play. He’s been out for weeks with a fractured …

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Taggart says that Herbert is “getting really close” to being back

It has been over six weeks since quarterback Justin Herbert fractured his collarbone against California, and one question remains unanswered: Will Herbert be playing on Saturday against Arizona? According to head coach Willie Taggart on Monday, he’s “getting really close,” but Taggart jokingly said he won’t make an official decision …

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Ugo Amadi is a versatile piece for the Ducks’ defense

Ugo Amadi has played in every game for the Oregon football team since he arrived on campus in 2015. His versatility has allowed him to help out wherever he is needed throughout the Oregon secondary. Amadi is listed as cornerback on the official roster, but he played safety against UCLA …

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Reset Button: Oregon football using its bye week to regroup, get ready for final two games

Oregon head coach Willie Taggart was addressing reporters on Monday when a reporter asked about the upcoming signing day for high school recruits. During the question, the reporter said, “There is a bowl game you might make,” with a pause before the word “might.” Taggart jumped on it: “Why did …

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Oregon using bye week to prepare for Arizona

On Tuesday, the Ducks defensive coaches and players spoke to the media as Oregon practiced during its bye week following a 38-3 loss at Washington this past Saturday. The discussion primarily focused on the loss to Washington, but a lot of talk revolved around the team’s preparation for the final …

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Linebacker AJ Hotchkins to medically redshirt, leave Oregon football program

Senior linebacker AJ Hotchkins announced via Twitter on Monday that he leaving the Oregon football program and will look to play elsewhere in 2018. Hotchkins, a starter to begin the season, suffered an injury the Arizona State game on Sept. 23 that has kept him out since. He transferred to …

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Dante Pettis’ record-setting return dooms Oregon

SEATTLE — Earlier this week, Oregon head coach Willie Taggart dismissed the idea of not punting to Dante Pettis, Washington’s star wide receiver who doubles as one of the best punt returners in the nation. He’s so dangerous on special teams that several other Pac-12 teams have elected not to …

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Washington’s big plays bury Oregon, 38-3

SEATTLE — Big plays. That was the theme of Saturday’s game at Husky Stadium as Oregon (5-5, 2-5) failed to hang with No. 12 Washington (8-1, 5-1), falling to their rivals from the north for the second straight year, 38-3. All five of the Huskies’ touchdowns came on plays of …

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