NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you some expectations for the 2013 Fiesta Bowl that will take place between the Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats. With their selection to the Fiesta Bowl the Ducks became the fourth team in BCS history to go to four straight BCS Bowls, an unprecedented number that goes to show how far the program has come and how high it has risen.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s dashed hopes of making a BCS National Championship after their loss to Stanford. Oregon had its chance to get back to a BCS National Championship and unfortunately saw their hopes slip away when the Stanford Cardinal came into Autzen Stadium and crushed every Duck fans’ dreams. The Ducks lost their game on a controversial call that ended up leading to a Cardinal win.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox makes a claim for Chip Kelly to remain with the team beyond the 2012 college football season. If Kelly stays, he has a chance to continue his legacy long into the future, especially with Marcus Mariota and De’Anthony Thomas in the backfield. He still has “unfinished business” at Oregon, and if he goes, there’s no guarantee he’ll build the same reputation as a football mastermind in the NFL.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s victory over the Oregon State Beavers in the 116th Civil War. A close score at halftime combined with a Beaver touchdown to close up the score at 20-17 early in the third would quickly be quelled by the Ducks who scored 14 points in each of their last two quarters to hold reign over Reser.
Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox breaks down what he expects to see from UO in the 2012 Civil War. The Civil War has been known to throw curve balls in the past, but a bounce-back performance from Oregon, a much closer game than last year and a fifth-straight win in the series are all things we should look for out of the Ducks. De’Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota and Kenjon Barner should all play well on offense.
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 Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s game against the Cardinal on Saturday. The contest between these two Pac-12 North heavyweights marks the third straight year that the game will be featured on ESPN’s College Gameday, signifying the importance of this matchup in the big college football picture as well. A factor determining the outcome of this game will be Oregon’s d-line and how they hold up against Stepfan Taylor.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about why Chip Kelly will head to the NFL after this college football season. It is no secret that Chip Kelly, now in his sixth season with the Ducks (fourth as head coach), has started to change the game of college football. From the way the Ducks practice to how they operate on the field, Oregon is one of those teams that is setting the tone for the future of one of America’s greatest sports.
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 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.