NWSB blogger Jon Irwin takes a look at Washington’s, Oregon State’s and Oregon’s bowl projections. With the BCS shakeup over the last two weeks, only one NW team seems destined for a major bowl game. But all three teams are still destined for interesting matchups and great games. Marcus Mariota, Keith Price and Sean Mannion or Cody Vaz will all get one more game this year to impress.
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, on defense this week Boseko Lokombo earns recognition and in the special teams it’s Keanon Lowe. Mariota tied a school record with six passing touchdowns, Lokombo had the interception that shifted momentum in this game and Lowe made a nice play in the kick-return game.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s jump to number two in the latest AP Poll. Though the AP Poll does not figure in the BCS National Championship chase, the ranking should give the Ducks greater attention by the media, thus allowing the rest of the nation to see the great team that the Duck faithful have witnessed in 2012.
Our college football handicapping experts weigh in on who wins the Pac 12 in 2012. Washington, Oregon, USC, Utah, Cal, Stanford, Oregon State, Washington State, Colorado, Arizona, and Arizona State will all battle for the title in 2012.
NWSB insider and Washington Huskies football blogger Clinton Bell gives us his top 5 games on the 2012 Washington Huskies football schedule. First tough match up will be down in Baton Rouge against the LSU Tigers. If the Huskies play a flawless game, they walk away as winners. Oregon will be the team to beat in the Pac-12 this year, and the Huskies will not stand a chance, unless Keith Price plays above a Heisman level.
NWSB Editor and Writer Chris Anderson details the strengths and weaknesses of what is to be the 2012 Oregon football program. As high as expectations are once again for the Oregon Ducks, this does not mean that they are not without fault. As mentioned earlier, although the Ducks do have talented depth at RB and QB, the departure of both LaMichael James and Darron Thomas are quite significant.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Jon Irwin tells us his top 5 matchups on the Beavers schedule for the 2012 season. September 8th, versus Wisconsin in 2012 represents OSU’s biggest out of conference stage, and another chance to prove they’re a strong football team. The last game of the season is always the biggest for OSU. The 2012 Civil War vs. Chip Kelly’s Oregon Ducks.
NWSB Insider and Washington St. Cougars blogger Britton Ransford tells us his top 5 matchups on the Cougars schedule for the 2012 season. Luckily for the Cougs, they miss out on USC this year, but there will still be some tough games in the Oregon, Colorado, and Cal matchups. And last but not least, what Pac-12 season would not be complete without the annual Apple Cup game. Look for the Cougs to start fast, and earn that elusive 6th victory this year en route to a bowl game.
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.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox weighs in with his top 5 matchups to watch out for this football season. With an early game with USC, the Ducks chances of Pac-12 superiority will be on the line early. They have a series of potential let down games as well, Cal, and Oregon State that they need to stay strong against. The Ducks will also hope to continue their mastery over the Washington Huskies…
It’s time for the 2012 Rose Bowl between the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers. The matchup in the Rose Bowl – a game between two top-10 teams and each of which was mentioned in preseason national title talk – is highly thought of. Power vs. Speed. Should be a classic. LaMichael James vs. Montee Ball for all the roses.