Tag: Oregon

National Title Picture Gets Clearer: Ducks Fly Into a Tree, Bears Roar

Jordan Lynch and undefeated Northern Illinois helped get this week started, defeating Ball State 48-27 in some Wednesday night MACtion. Lynch threw for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns while adding another 123 yards and 2 more touchdowns on the ground. The Huskies are now 10-0 and on the cusp of crashing the BCS for the second year in a row. Speaking of the BCS, Week 11 had huge implications for who will be playing in those coveted BCS bowls. A titanic clash out west caused a shakeup at the top of the standings, one team thought to be out...

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The Pac-12 is a league on the rise and the biggest threat to SEC supremacy

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Football season is nearly upon us! Gone are the summer doldrums without any pigskin action. Finally, we can actually watch teams play rather than hear about the latest scandal or Johnny Manziel’s lifestyle choices. Football is here, and it’s about time. To get you up to speed after the summer hiatus, GuysGirl will be previewing all ten FBS conferences (RIP WAC, you’ll be missed) from east to west, starting with the Pac-12. The Pac-12 is a league on the rise and the biggest threat to SEC supremacy. The league...

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Well that was ugly. Notre Dame’s vaunted defense was no match for the onslaught that is the Crimson Tide as Alabama steamrolled the Fighting Irish 42-14 to capture its third BCS title in four years. Alabama drove right down the field on its opening drive and never looked back. It was 14-0 after one quarter and 28-0 at half. Notre Dame trailed 35-0 before finally getting on the board and ending Alabama’s incredible 108 minute-long BCS title game shutout streak. For the second straight year, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron came up big when it mattered most. Last year’s title...

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Forget the Tostitos, Grab Some Popcorn: 2013 Fiesta Bowl Preview

On the morning of November 17, Kansas State and Oregon appeared headed for a titanic matchup to end the season. That indeed came to pass, just not in the manner both teams would have preferred. Both the Ducks and the Wildcats were undefeated and sitting at 1-2 in the BCS standings. However, both teams suffered shocking upsets that evening that knocked them out of the running for the national championship. Instead, they’ll have to settle for what should be a compelling Fiesta Bowl and one of the most-anticipated games of the bowl slate. #4 Oregon Ducks (11-1) vs. #5...

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