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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
 LaMichael James was named the Pac-12 offensive player of the week by the Pac-12 yesterday. Well deserved IMO.

James, a junior from Texarkana, Texas, set school records with 288 rushing yards and 363 all-purpose yards in the Ducks' 56-31 win at Arizona. College football's reigning Doak Walker Award winner, who also scored a pair of touchdowns in the game, now leads the nation in rushing with 603 yards (153.25 avg.).

 Ted Miller has Oregon back where they belong, #1 in his weekly Pac-12 power ranking.

The Ducks move back to the top while Stanford was off because they were slightly more dominant at Arizona than the Cardinal, and the power rankings often rely on the transitive property.

 Ted Miller also has his weekly Pac-12 rewind where he names LMJ and Dion Jordan as the offensive and defensive standouts of the week.

 Dale Newton looks back at the Arizona game and answers the "loose defense" critics. (me included in that group...)

Until the Ducks recruit another Haloti Ngata and land a Jadaveon Clowney, they'll win football games with explosive offense. Winning by 25 on the road, it's reasonable to question the softness and passivity of the post 35-3 defense, but ultimately this was a total team win and a great way to begin conference play. They're right on schedule. Stuckey and Alonso had 19 tackles, Turner and Jordan combined for three sacks, and Cliff is back. Be happy and enjoy the bye week.

GO DUCKS!

1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Word up on Dale's piece.