NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox is here to bring us his What Went Wrong UO report. The Ducks’ offense had been one of the most elite all season, yet they struggled mightily in both the rushing and passing games against the Stanford Cardinal. Neither Kenjon Barner nor Marcus Mariota were able to play up to their own standards. The biggest problem, though? Kicking, kicking, kicking.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down the Ducks’ remaining schedule now that the Nov. 3 matchup against the USC Trojans is behind us. Oregon has had a relatively easy road thus far, but with California, Stanford and Oregon State remaining, the competition is set to ramp up as we approach the end of the season. Marcus Mariota, Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony will attempt to get the team into the Pac-12 championship game.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down De’Anthony Thomas’ chances of winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012. De’Anthony Thomas is one of the most exciting players in all of college football, but nine weeks into the year, the Oregon Ducks megastar has fallen off the map a bit when it comes to true Heisman contention. The success of Kenjon Barner is a big reason why.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his love ’em and hate ’em from Oregon’s drubbing of the Colorado Buffaloes. De’Anthony Thomas, versatile extraordinaire, showcased his skills as he scored two touchdowns: one on the ground and one on one of the most ridiculous punt returns you will ever see.
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 Kenjon Barner, and on defense this week Isaac Dixon and Derrick Malone . On Special Teams, De’Anthony Thomas made one of the most spectacular plays of the season.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down why week 8 proved that the Oregon Ducks are the most exciting team in college football. UO fell one spot in the BCS following their 43-21 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils, but with a 7-0 record, they’re still the No. 4 team at this point in the year. However, the BCS doesn’t account for an 86-yard run by Marcus Mariota, a 71-yard run by Kenjon Barner and the flare that a Chip Kelly team brings in each week.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down how UO would match up against the No. 1 team in the country, the Alabama Crimson Tide. A hot topic of debate throughout the world of college football is, could the No. 2 Ducks truly challenge the No. 1 Tide in a Pac-12, SEC battle for a national championship. The question at this point is hypothetical at best but this mythical matchup may become a reality in January. Chip Kelly vs. Nick Saban. Wow.
NWSB Insider and Washington Huskies blogger Brandon Choate brings us his list of things that went wrong for the Dawgs in Oregon. Keith Price made several poor choices coupled with the defense’s lack of tackling and it all buried the Huskies and their chances of winning. The defense allowed too many rush yards to Oregon’s 3 running backs and their quarterback and couldn’t secure the ball.
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 Avery Patterson. On Special Teams B.J. Kelly recovered a UW fumble.
NWSB Writer Chris Hall talks about why he will love the upcoming clash between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington Huskies. Washington hasn’t beaten Oregon since 2003, or for comparison, since I was in fourth grade. But the Huskies are coming in with momentum, and have shown they don’t fear the big ranked game. Let’s give the ugly ducklings down in Eugene a run for their money. Kasen Williams and Austin Seferian-Jenkins have to step up.
NWSB Insider and Pac 12 football blogger Jeff Budke weighs in today with some predictions for the Washington Huskies vs. Oregon Ducks Saturday matchup. He projects the “Black Mamba” De’Anthony Thomas mentions will top 8, and may reach double digits. He also says Chip Kelly will punch a sideline reporter, Steve Sarkisian will fire a member of his coaching staff mid-game, and it will rain Saturday. Enjoy the game folks.
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 offensive MVP Kenjon Barner and defensive MVP Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Luckily for Oregon, following a tough first half of back-and-forth momentum, the team got it together and proceeded to show why they’re the No. 2 team in the country.