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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud





KVAL's new report shortly after one of the most exciting Duck games I have ever watched as they took care of Wisconsin 45-38 and then ESPN's recap video.

The ODE crew took some fantastic photos at the game as did the Oregonian's Bruce Ely.

• Game recap stories galore for your reading enjoyment. Ken Woody says it is time to uncork the champagne; Steve Summers believes it was the Duck "D" in the fourth quarter that made the difference; Lucas Clark called it a complete team effort; Patrick Malee noted the "D" made plays when it counted; Seth Prince lists four key moments; Ken Goe believes the Duck offense was just too much for the Badger "D"; Josh @ FishDuck.com lists his key moments; Ted Miller called it a total team effort; Dale Newton says it was a day of vindication; articles on GoDucks.com and ESPN round out the coverage.

John Canzano and Aaron Fentress were highly impressed with the play of De'Anthony Thomas.

John: Thomas, the freshman, left Ducks fans and his coaches slapping their foreheads in the season opener. In the final game, was the best player on the field -- bar none. He's the best player Oregon has ever had. And I don't write those words without thinking on the greatness of Bobby Moore and Dan Fouts, or the consistency of Jonathan Stewart, or the flair of Dennis Dixon and LaMichael James. Or anyone else. Thomas is that good.

Aaron: Thomas, who also played wide receiver, finished his freshman season with 55 carries for 595 yards (10.8 per carry) and seven touchdowns and caught 42 receptions for 571 yards and nine touchdowns.

• Lavasier Tuinei saved his best game as a Duck for his last game, and what a performance it was as he earned offensive MVP honors. Stephen Alexander and Aaron Fentress have the story.

Stephen: On Monday night, though, Tuinei engraved his name into Oregon football lore by catching eight passes for 158 yards and two TDs and winning the offensive MVP in the Ducks' 45-38 Rose Bowl triumph over Wisconsin.

Aaron: "I was just out there trying to help this team win," Tuinei said. "I was out there doing my job and doing my thing. If the ball came my way I knew I was going to catch the ball. That was my mentality going into the game."

• I will be putting together all of the best plays from the game and uploading them to YouTube today so stay tuned for my highlight reel. Subscribe to my channel if you haven't already where you can set up email notifications when a new new video has been posted.

GO DUCKS!

1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

Looking forward to the video Dadio...and the subsequent videos of players...word.