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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Game recaps come from Rob Moseley, Ken Goe, John Hunt,, Steve Summers and Ken Woody. Below are select comments from each report.

Rob Moseley: Chip Kelly was underwhelmed. LaMichael James was disgusted.

The Ducks overall? They were good. Historically good.

But in a season unfolding like no other in school history, it’s possible for the Oregon football team to be both dominant and underwhelming on the same day.

Ken Goe: The Ducks now wade into Pacific-10 Conference play, beginning next weekend at Arizona State, and the challenge gets larger.

John Hunt: Brian Jackson, a freshman defensive back, had an eventful day.

Not only did he lead the Ducks in tackles and force a fumble, but he also put the exclamation point on Oregon’s second shutout of the young season. Oregon set a school record with 528 yards rushing, surpassing the mark 465 set at Washington in 2007.

Steve Summers: “He did another nice job,” Kelly said of Thomas. “He was forced to run a couple times and showed speed. For 3 games in, I’m really happy where Darron’s at. He’s young, he’s a sophomore, and he’ll keep getting better."

Ken Woody: The pre-season tune ups for the Pac-10 season are done, to the relief of some fans who can lose interest watching teams being blown out before halftime. Winning is nice, but you are left wondering just how good the Ducks really are. I suspect they are really good, but how good, we will soon see.

Chris Pietsch and Thomas Boyd both have photos taken at the game.

Andy Mac has all the stats posted.

John Hunt takes a closer look at the multi-dimensional Daryle Hawkins.

Oregon's "Slash" finished up the game at quarterback and also played running back, not to mention receiver, where he caught a 12-yard touchdown. For Hawkins, who had a 7-yard touchdown run against New Mexico, it was his first career touchdown catch.

The Statesman Journal received a letter from a Duck fan's Dad, who lives in Tennessee expressing his gratitude to the Oregon coaching staff. Very nice story and just one more reason to be impressed by Chip Kelly and his staff.

• My highlight video will be coming later today, stay tuned.


1 comment:

Dave said...

Underwhelming...that's what Chad said after he watched it on TV. Funny...69–0, and underwhelming. Word.