Red Wolves vs. Ducks Week 1 game balls & and stats

Arkansas State vs. Oregon

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox after each week of the regular season and possibly during a bowl game or BCS playoffs should the Ducks be so lucky will stop by and bring you his UO game balls. Balls are awarded to the Ducks offensive MVP Marcus Mariota, and on defense this week John Boyett. Rob Beard get the special teams ball even though he wasn’t needed much. The Ducks get Wisconsin next.

Week 1 College football preview: Arkansas State vs. Oregon matchup

Oregon Ducks

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson preview this weeks game between the Arkansas State Red Wolves and the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks ended their 2011 season by winning their first Rose Bowl since 1917 and return a bevy of players on the offensive and defensive side of the ball that give them a talented, veteran base to build a special 2012 season from. Marcus Mariota welcome to Pac 12 football.

What we should expect to see from the Oregon Ducks Week 1

Kenjon Barner will be anchoring an Oregon offense that looks to continue its dominance of opposing defenses. Photo: Register Guard

NWSB Writer Bryant Knox talks about 5 things that he wants to see from the Oregon Ducks in their opener against Arkansas State. Although this year’s season opener isn’t nearly the eye-grabber that last year’s matchup was against LSU, it’s still a time for Ducks fans to rejoice. This season has potential to be special, but with Chip Kelly’s “Win The Day” mantra well in place, each game is as important as the next, and we begin with Arkansas State on Sept. 1.

Oregon Ducks rookies expected to start/play in Week 1

B.J. Kelley will be a viable option at receiver for the Ducks. Photo credit: RegisterGuard

NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson highlights five Oregon Ducks rookies that will make their debuts against Arkansas State. There are many new faces on college football teams every season, few are able to start like Darron Thomas did for the Ducks in 2011-2012. With a reloaded roster and plenty of existing and incoming talent, expect Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead, B.J. Kelley, and Tyson Coleman to start.

Oregon Ducks Football: Easy Schedule benefits team in 2012

Marcus Mariota

NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his opinion on why the 2012 Oregon Ducks schedule, and Pac 12 breakdown is exactly what Chip Kelly and his men need. The Nov. 3 road game against the USC Trojans is arguably the only tough game on the Ducks’ 2012 schedule. The Ducks will be bringing in a new quarterback this time around.

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