Saturday, November 26, 2011
Duck Stuff: Morning Mud
• Josh at FishDuck.com breaks down the Civil War and looks at a few offensive plays the beavs are likely to try against the Ducks.
• Anne M. Peterson notes the significance of this year's version of the Civil War.
“It’s a huge game. Having the chance to clinch the North Division, that’s what you play for, trying to win the conference,” said tight end David Paulson, veering a bit from his coach’s mentality. “And the first thing you have to do is win your side of it.”
• Ken Goe shares some of the thoughts from Darron Thomas on the Civil War.
It's Oregon's senior day, a chance to honor a class that has led the Ducks to their most successful stretch in the history of the school's football program.
"It means a lot to a lot of the seniors," Thomas said. "It's their senior day. They're going to leave with a bang."
• Lindsay Schnell has a good story on Dustin Haines and Will Murphy. Two local walk-ons who don't mind being on the sidelines and thinks it is worth it.
• Ted Miller wonders, "did you know?"
“The Civil War” between Oregon and Oregon State dates back to 1894 and will mark the 115th all-time meeting between the teams. That will make it tied for the seventh-most games played between two teams in FBS history.
• Adam Jude has a nice story on David Paulson, who he calls a "cornerstone for Oregon football."
Fans clamoring for more of Paulson in the passing attack might not realize that the truth is Oregon can’t ask much more of him. He already might do more than anyone.
There’s Paulson, the under-appreciated blocker, opening lanes for the Ducks’ killer ground game. And there he is, in a similar role, near the goal line 40 yards down the field, throwing the final block on De’Anthony Thomas’ 41-yard touchdown reception against Stanford.
And there he goes, bursting through USC’s punt coverage and tackling the returner.
“He is the whole package,” Kelly said.
• BenzDuck reminds us that with all the upset talk you might have heard this week, it rarely happens.
This is not to say that a win by four-touchdown-underdog OSU is unpossible. Stranger things have happened. But if the baver fan wants to hang his nutria-skin pill box hat on historic precedent, he’s going to have a hard time finding the hook.
• Rob Moseley predicts a huge Oregon blowout: 52-13. Rob also notes that UCLA will represent the South division of the Pac-12 in the Championship game next week due to Colorado's victory over Utah yesterday.
• Aaron Fentress is also calling for a blowout predicting a 55-17 Oregon victory.
• I will be heading out to Autzen Stadium soon so here's my prediction: Oregon 52 - Corvallis City 24
Posted by Mike Wines at 5:45 AM