Oregon may have lost a potential Heisman Trophy candidate when Jeremiah Masoli left the team this offseason, but the Ducks might just be even better off at quarterback with Thomas. And if he’s not careful, the precocious sophomore could eventually get some Heisman mention of his own.
“You see him maturing in front of your eyes, and it’s a neat thing to see,” UO coach Chip Kelly said. “When we’ve got our receivers and Darron clicking like that, it’s a tough operation to stop.”
• Ted Miller gave out helmet stickers and Darron Thomas got his.
The Oregon QB completed 22 of 31 passes for 308 yards with three TDs and no interceptions in the 60-13 win over UCLA on Thursday.
• Versus has picked up the Oregon game at Cal on November 13th, it will be broadcast at 4:30pm PT. The local Comcast channel is 32 or 732 in HD.
• ESPN College GameDay will be at USC next week to cover the game, what are the odds Lee Corso puts on the Duck head? About 100% I'd say.
• If you're a die hard Duck, fan like myself, then you probably watched a ton of college games yesterday hoping for a Northwestern, LSU and Missouri win to help out our case with the BCS rankings.
Northwestern blew an early 17 point lead to let #7 Michigan St. win.
#4 Auburn played a hell of a game against #6 LSU and prevailed. Auburn was led by Cam Newton at QB who is very impressive.
The biggest game was #1 Oklahoma vs #11 Missouri and the Tigers didn't disappoint, as they beat the #1 Sooners 36-27. We'll see if that propels the #2 Ducks into the top spot, but the worry is that Auburn could sneak by the Ducks, we'll see later today.