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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
It wasn't the prettiest game, or the best officiated but the Ducks escape with the win. Things will need to be cleaned up before Stanford arrives next week. With such a late game (was it just me or did it drag on forever?), I am getting a late start this morning so my highlight video will probably be a couple of hours later than normal but  I will get it done. On to all the stories.

Rob Moseley leads off with his wrapup and I liked this quote from Chip Kelly.

“We’re 1-0 in the league on the road right now, and that’s good for us,” Kelly said. “They did a lot of good things. That was the top defense in the conference last year, and a lot of guys came back. We don’t make excuses. We’ll get better.”

Ken Goe has his version here and this quote from secondary John Neal caught my eye.

"The good, the bad and the ugly," UO secondary coach John Neal said. "And the good won."

Steve Summers gives a lot of credit to the defense and deservedly so.

John Boyett was the leading tackler with 11 tackles (nine solos) and the interception. Spencer Paysinger had eight tackles and a forced fumble. Terrell Turner had six tackles (five solos) and was given credit of a sack and a half. Brandon Bair also had a sack as did Lokombo and Eddie Pleasant  was given the other half sack. Matthews recorded six tackles (four solos) and had an interception and recovered a fumble that would likely have been returned for a touchdown, but the play was called dead.

Here are some of the other reports from Ken Woody, Ted Miller, John Hunt and Marty Martindale.

ESPN has a short highlight video and the R-G along with as the Oregonian have some photos,

Ted Miller has a helmet sticker for John Boyett.

The Oregon safety had a game-high 11 tackles and an interception he returned 39 yards for a TD. He also had three pass breakups in the 42-31 win at Arizona State.

Andy Mac wraps things up with all of the numbers and facts. Here are just two of them.

The Ducks have not allowed a point in the 4th quarter of any game this season.
UO's 231 points are the most in a four-game stretch in school history (210 in 1998).

GO DUCKS!

1 comment:

Dave said...

U. G. L. Y. You ain't got no alibi...man that game was UGLY!