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Monday, October 20, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
■ Royce Freeman got a helmet sticker for his performance against the Huskies.

Oregon's remarkable win streak over Washington reached 11 games with Saturday's commanding 45-20 win, and the Ducks got it done by pummeling the Huskies' vaunted front seven. They did it behind Freeman, a true freshman power back who's built more like a senior. His bruising effort amassed 169 yards on 29 carries (5.8 average) against a Washington defense that had been sturdy against the run entering the game. Freeman powered his way to four touchdowns. The Ducks' offensive line seems to be back and firing on all cylinders.

Andrew Greif, Rob Moseley and Caleb Couturie break down the talking points on Mark Helfrich's Sunday press conference and preparing for Cal on a short schedule.

Oregon remains on top of the Pac-12 Power Rankings.

■ The Ducks rose to #6 in the latest AP poll.

John Canzano looks at playoff scenarios and wonders if Thomas Tyner's role will be expanded.

■ Ken Goe says the Ducks have taken charge of the Pac-12 North.

■ Pat Pannu got the reactions from Washington players and coaches after the big loss.

Dale Newton says Oregon put itself back in position for a title run but have to remain vigilant.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

The focus is so much more on-point now than earlier in the year. It looks like the coaches and staff utilized the loss to focus the team, not letting the loss beat them twice. And for that, good. Hopefully in our future we'll be able to focus the team without the loss.