Sunday, October 30, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• KVAL recaps the 43-28 win over WSU yesterday.
Coach Chip Kelly said he felt backup Bryan Bennett gave the Ducks the best chance when they embarked on the second half with only a 15-10 lead.
• Here are some links to game recap stories from around the web. Steve Summers called it a grind but it's a win, Ken Goe believes Byran Bennett and DAT came to the rescue, Jason Vondersmith liked the red-zone defense, Ken Woody and Patrick Malee give credit to the special teams and Bennett, Stephanie Yao Long and Nate Barrett share their photos, and ESPN along with GoDucks.com have their articles.
• Ted Miller has a helmet sticker for Eddie Pleasant.
The Ducks safety had six tackles, a sack and an interception in the 43-28 win over Washington State.
• John Canzano likes Oregon's chances against Stanford, or anybody for that matter.
Stanford can't beat Oregon. Neither can USC. I doubt anyone outside of LSU could do it this season. Not unless Oregon shows up a quarter late or turns the ball over four times. And so seeing Stanford-USC was the sort of game that makes you hope the Ducks find a way to get back to a national title game.
• Terrance Mitchell and Eddie Pleasant were glad to finally get an interception.
“I’ve just been itching (for an interception),” said Mitchell, who returned the pick 36 yards. “Coach told me the first one’s always the hardest. Now it’s out of the way, I’ve got to come back and make more plays. We’ve got a nice three solid teams coming up, and I’m going to get more opportunities.”
Minutes later, Eddie Pleasant also grabbed his first interception of the season. Combine two picks with three sacks, and it looks like the Ducks defense might be getting back to its old ways.
“We’re just now starting to click,” Mitchell said. “I really feel that in the locker room.”
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:40 AM