Coming off a overall record, going in conference play, and a disappointing NIT finish, the Oregon Ducks look to turn the page and start a new chapter with the No.
The full schedule, including non-conference games and tournaments, can be found HERE. Oregon State Eugene, Oregon Thurs. Oregon Eugene, Oregon Thurs.
Washington Eugene, Oregon Sun. Washington State Eugene, Oregon Thurs. California Eugene, Oregon Sun.
Stanford Eugene, Oregon Sat. Arizona State Eugene, Oregon Sat. Arizona Eugene, Oregon Wed. The Ducks have continuously struggled against both Stanford and CAL each year, and the better news, both these teams come to Eugene, Oregon this season.
Meaning, the Ducks will have just Friday to prepare for the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday after playing ASU Thursday night, compared to a typical schedule where teams would have two days in between games. That's right. Could this season be the one?
It also stifled the Huskies chances at the Pac title. The Ducks have won 14 of the last 16 meetings with Washington, including six of the last seven in Husky Stadium. It was a polarizing week in the top Among the ranked teams to lose were then-No. The Oregon Ducks won a big one at Washington -- or did they?
But really, winning the Pac this season is certainly not what it used to be. Folks, this league is weak.
VERY weak. It used to be that if the Ducks won in Seattle, that was a monster victory. Same thing with getting a win at Stanford. But take a look at this traditionally strong programs this season. Washington, with that loss, fell to in conference play with losses to California and, yes, Stanford.
Oregon State had a big win for its program at California and is all alone in second place at behind the Ducks, but had a narrow loss to Stanford at home and was blown out by Utah. Oregon is good, make no mistake about it.
And I think this has been a problem for Oregon in past seasons. I'm not trying to rain on anybody's parade. I'm keeping it real. Go figure.
And yes, it's dated, but it's the national perception of the Pac The No. What puts the Ducks at a major disadvantage is playing in the Pac where no win really feels impressive and, to that point, this expected high-potent offense has averaged just Oregon has just one currently-ranked squad remaining on its schedule, at No.
After overcoming the largest second-half deficit since at Purdue and improving to in Pac play, the Ducks had a lot to celebrate. The team sang the Oregon fight song along with the band, hugging and dancing. Freshman Mycah Pittman jumped up and down with palpable energy after scoring his first Duck touchdown.
Senior quarterback Justin Herbert happily walked off the field for the final time against UW after calmly leading the team to the win and extending his nation-leading streak to 35 straight games with a touchdown pass.
Coach Cristobal earned this one goducks pic.
The Portland, Oregon-native huddled together a group of freshman defensive tackles in a passionate display of leadership. Under the screaming fans and celebrating teammates, Winston Jr. You have to make sure that everyone stays hungry. Then jumped over the railing and into the crowd of fans that embraced him.
LamarWinstonJr goducks pic. The older guys working with the younger guys trickles down and creates a great future for this team. His leadership has helped the Duck defense dominate this season to lead the Pac It paid off today.
The Ducks got a significant win on a rainy, gray, quintessential Pacific Northwest day.
Vivid red, gold, green, purple and orange trees surrounding Husky stadium. Inside, the Ducks and Huskies battled in an instant classic. However, the most striking impression was a senior passing along advice in a teachable moment that could reap benefits for seasons to come.
The win keeps Oregon undefeated in conference play and a near-lock to represent the North in the Pac championship game. So what did we learn from one of the greatest rivalry games in college football?
We learned that everyone loves Mycah Pittman. A four-star recruit out of high school, the buzz was loud around the freshman wide receiver upon Pittman's arrival in Eugene this summer.
Entering Saturday's rivalry game, Pittman had seven catches for yards on the season, but no touchdowns. That changed against the Huskies. On 4th and 3 from the Washington 36, Justin Herbert found Pittman on the screen pass. Pittman didn't just get the first down though, he sprinted yards to the endzone for the first touchdown of his career.
Following the game, Herbert had some high praise for his freshman weapon - Mycah just makes plays and that's all he's ever done since he's shown up. GoDucks pic.