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Keanon Lowe's impact stretches beyond the stat sheet

As it turned out, the Rose Bowl became a routine game day for Oregon. The audience was larger and the stakes, which included the first ever College Football Playoff championship game, were certainly magnified. However, Oregon served a beatdown just like it had done in 12 of its previous 13 …

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GameDay: Oregon's Top 10 Moments from 2014

10. Royce Freeman trucks Cal linebacker It’s only right to start this list with a boom, and that’s exactly what freshman running back Royce Freeman put on California linebacker Jake Kearney. At the point of contract Kearney was already in trouble while Freeman threw his arms as if saying “get off …

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Oregon football practice recap: Ducks’ ‘prize’ following dominant performance is matchup with Utah

Onto the next week. Oregon may’ve solved its Stanford problem Saturday, however the road through the rest of the regular season hardly gets any smoother. With a road contest against a 20th-ranked Utah team that has only lost two games by a combined six points, it is clear that Marcus …

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Gameday: Young wide receivers have Oregon’s offense firing on all cylinders

The consistent question throughout the preseason when discussing Oregon’s offense was: Who was Marcus Mariota going to throw to? With the loss of Josh Huff and De’Anthony Thomas to the NFL Draft and Bralon Addison to a torn ACL in spring practice, it was undoubtedly an area of concern. Yet …

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Keanon Lowe and his ‘little brother’ Devon Allen shine in beginning stages of season

Keanon Lowe wasn’t going to revel in what the stat sheet may have said about his performance Saturday night, but there was no denying that the redshirt senior wide receiver had made his most lasting impact in a Ducks uniform. Lowe, a product of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, …

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Putting the game in Mariota’s hands, Oregon feeds off the do-everything quarterback

Whatever it was, Oregon simply could not find the rhythm it is so used to playing at. 10 penalties combined on both the offense and defense – that played a huge factor in drives either stalling or prolonging – paired with seven sacks given up by its depleted offensive line gave …

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Recap: Oregon ‘out-executes’ Michigan State in 46-27 win

It looked as if Oregon was producing in all the right ways after Marcus Mariota and Devon Allen hooked up for a 70-yard touchdown pass with 10:12 in the second quarter left to put the Ducks up 18-7. However, what followed was a scoring drought that Oregon’s offense isn’t particularly …

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Best Ducks sports tweets from Thursday, Jan. 9

Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd on tonight’s game versus California, the first home game of the season for the Ducks: @@name, handle, tweet [email protected]@ Big game tonight.. Time to get Matt Knight rockin for the conference opener! Gotta get this W! #GoDucks — j loyd (@youngloyd24) Jan. 9 We need …

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Long: Mariota will see more success than Darron Thomas

The hoopla is over. The islander quarterback is in fact a human being. His five interceptions the past four games prove his mortality. Yet, despite Kilimanjaro-sized expectations coming into his premier season, Marcus Mariota has weathered the storm of the first half of his first college football season — and …

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Long: Ducks diversify the passing game, for the better

Opponents of the Ducks are used to having to ask themselves who the ball is going to. Now they have to wonder — who isn’t it going to?

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Oregon native Keanon Lowe rises from depth chart obscurity for his big break

Third and long — the ultimate test for a quarterback. The opposition knows the pass is coming. The defensive ends are guaranteed their target is looming with his eyes down the field. Cornerbacks and safeties know the ball will be coming their way soon enough, and this is the perfect …

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