If everyone is healthy, the Ducks will roll out a roster that features three of its top six receivers playing in their first bowl game. If the group has underperformed during the year, sure, there may be questions over the next two weeks. But since September, quandaries about Oregon's receivers have died off, just as [Keanon] Lowe predicted they would.
"I'm excited for everyone to stop questioning the receivers in 10 days or whenever we play because I'm more excited than I've ever been about this core of receivers we have," Lowe said in August. "I have no worries and I'm completely confident with the group we're going into this season with."
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■ Dale Newton believes overcoming a long layoff will be challenging for the Ducks and Seminoles.
As an offense-first operation, the Quack Attack doesn’t want a low-scoring defensive slugfest and trench warfare. The basis of their plan will always be to f$!king score points.
The Ducks don’t have time to be rusty. They reconvene in Pasadena Christmas afternoon with a week to finish getting ready for the College Football Playoff against the defending national champions. It’s on.