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Emerald Football Podcast: Stanford review, Cal preview

Sports reporters Maverick Pallack, Jack Butler and Shawn Medow break down Oregon’s 38-31 loss to Stanford and preview the No. 19 Ducks’ road trip to Berkeley to take on the No. 24 California Golden Bears. This podcast was produced by Shawn Medow

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Ducks look to put Stanford behind them, bounce back against Cal

Oregon football is hoping to shake the bad stench of its 38-31 overtime loss to No. 7 Stanford. The Ducks had multiple opportunities to pull away and win the game, but crucial mistakes gave the Cardinal life. No. 19 Oregon’s opportunity against No. 24 Cal is one where the Ducks …

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Oregon senior running back Taj Griffin to transfer

Senior running back Taj Griffin announced via Twitter on Saturday after the loss to No. 7 Stanford that he will be transferring to explore other options. Thankful for all the support and positivity i have recieved from the fan base here, but I’m going to open up other options from …

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Oregon football jumps to 19 in rankings following loss to Stanford

The now No. 19 Oregon football (3-1) team jumped one spot in the Associated Press Top-25 Poll following the 38-31 overtime loss to No. 7 Stanford. Oregon led by as many as 17 at one point, but the Cardinal were able to battle back and tie the game as regulation …

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Emerald Football Podcast: Reaction and takeaways from No. 20 Oregon football’s 38-31 loss to No. 7 Stanford

Sports editors Shawn Medow and Jack Butler discuss No. 20 Oregon football’s 38-31 loss to No. 7 Stanford straight after the game. They break down the key moments of the game and their stories about the blown lead and quarterback Justin Herbert’s incredible performance.   This podcast was edited by …

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Turnovers haunt No. 20 Oregon in 38-31 collapse to No. 7 Stanford

Oregon had many options with the clock winding down. Ahead 31-28, the Ducks could kneel three times and punt the ball with roughly 15 seconds left in the game. They could also run the ball and try get another first down and subsequently run out the clock. Oregon chose the …

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Rapid reaction: No. 20 Oregon loses to No. 7 Stanford 38-31

Key Plays Oregon stops Stanford on a rush up the middle on the Cardinal’s 15 to force a punt, which Ugo Amadi returns to the Stanford 49. Jaylon Redd gets into the end zone from 17 yards out, but the touchdown is brought back to the 1-yard line. Cyrus Habibi-Likio …

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Analyst David Pollack speaks on GameDay atmosphere in Eugene, matchup between Stanford and Oregon

College GameDay analyst and former college football player David Pollack spoke to the Eugene local media about the matchup between No. 20 Oregon and No. 7 Stanford on Saturday. Here’s what he had to say about the two teams and GameDay in Eugene. Q: When you watch Justin Herbert play, …

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Oregon football remains at No. 20 heading into Stanford matchup

The Oregon football team (3-0) will remain ranked No. 20 after its week three 35-22 win over unranked San José State. Although they won, the Ducks struggled to put away the Spartans, despite being heavily favored. Oregon will have a chance to jump up in the rankings if it wins …

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Oregon’s defense has mixed emotions leading into Pac-12 play

Oregon’s defense needed to make a stop. With the score 35-12 Oregon and the fourth quarter just underway, San Jose State’s Thai Cottrell returned an Oregon kickoff 96 yards to the Ducks’ 4-yard line. Four plays and a false start later, the Spartans chipped a 25-yard field goal. Mission accomplished. …

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No. 20 Oregon shakes off offensive struggles to beat San Jose State 35-22

Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal said he walked into the locker room and asked his players, “Is anyone really fired up right now?” His team responded, “No.” No. 20 Oregon (3-0) was expected to sweep its nonconference schedule, but a 13-point final score difference against San Jose State (0-3) was …

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ESPN’s College GameDay returning to Eugene for next week’s top-25 matchup against Stanford

ESPN’s College GameDay, the popular national pregame show for college football, will take place on Oregon’s campus for the No. 20 Oregon Ducks (3-0) hosting No. 9 Stanford (3-0) on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. This will be the 10th time the GameDay crew has come to Eugene, the …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon defeats San Jose State 35-22

Rapid Reaction: Oregon defeats San Jose State 35-22 No. 20 Oregon football downed San Jose State 35-22 Saturday for its last non-conference game of the season. Here are the key plays and stats from the second half.   Key Plays -Oregon’s Ugo Amadi ran 57 yards on a punt return …

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon leads San Jose State 21-6 at halftime

Halftime rapid reaction: Oregon 21, San Jose State 6. pic.twitter.com/lOq0jJtwJG — Shawn Medow (@ShawnMedow) September 15, 2018 Halftime Rapid Reaction: No. 20 Oregon football leads San Jose State 21-6 at the half. Here are the key plays and stats from the first half. Key Plays -Jevon Holland intercepted a pass …

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Oregon tight ends regroup after loss of McCormick

The Justin Herbert era started five weeks into the 2016 season with Oregon trailing Washington State 51-26. Although there wasn’t much to cheer about, the true freshman quarterback entered the game for his first collegiate action and by the end of his first drive, he flashed the skills of a …

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Jalen Hall arrested, no longer on Oregon football team

Jalen Hall, an Oregon football recruit who was set to be a freshman in Eugene this year, was arrested in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 10 in connection to a reported home invasion robbery. Hall, 19-years-old, was arrested along with another suspect in Compton, California. They were booked on suspicion …

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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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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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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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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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