Last weekend Oregon Duck fans played USC’s “Fight On!” over and over again. (Just like the Trojans do during games). The reason … the USC Trojans did Oregon a big favor. They defeated Stanford 20-17 with a last second field goal. Now Oregon is back on top of the PAC-12 North and controls its own destiny. If Oregon wins its next two scheduled games against Arizona and Oregon State, it will play in the PAC-12 Championship game with the winner going to the Rose Bowl.
After the heartbreaking loss to Stanford, Oregon needed to rebound and get back on track. The Ducks did just that, defeating Utah 44-21. Oregon controlled the game from start to finish with Quarterback Marcus Mariota running the show. This year he has yet to throw an interception (!!!). Here is a very good web-article about Mariota by ESPN’s Ted Miller. Utah does deserve some credit. They kept the game close into the third quarter. But after scoring a touchdown to get within 3 points, De’Anthony Thomas took the ensuing kickoff back 86 yards for a touchdown. It is amazing how easy De’Anthony makes it look.
This weekend the Oregon Ducks travel to Arizona. The big question is, will Marcus Mariota being wearing a knee brace. He injured his knee during the victory at UCLA. Ever since, the Oregon offense hasn’t been the same. However it will be the Oregon defense that will be tested this weekend. The Arizona Wildcats are a solid football team with one of the best running backs in the country. Oregon’s assignment is to slow Ka’Deem Carey who averages 150 yards a game and has run for at least 100 yards in 13 consecutive games.
Here’s an Arizona motivational video worth watching, Turn it Up!
Here’s the Oregon Motivational video watched prior to the Utah game
Mike Resch reporting from Eugene Oregon where it never rains, it only pours touchdowns.
No. 5 Oregon (9-1) at Arizona (6-4)
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