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Week 2Oregon 34South Carolina 6 The Ducks capitalized on some big plays and put South Carolina in an early defect. Most of the big plays came from sophomore HB Josh Davis. He scored all 3 first half touchdowns for Oregon. This includes touchdown runs of 71 yards and 79 yards. The only other Duck to score a TD was DeAnthony Thomas.The tailback turned wide receiver scored on a 62 yard TD pass from QB Trey Young. Aside from the big plays Oregon's offense was pretty quiet. The Ducks only gained 9 first downs in the game. As for the defense, they created problems for South Carolina. The Gamecocks also gained 9 first downs, but converted just 2 of 9 third down conversions. The running back duo of Allen and Wilson were able to combine for 140 yards rushing but QB Shaw passed for just 84 yards. There was only one turnover and it came on special teams. The SC kick returner was leveled by safety Terrance Mitchell and the Ducks scooped the fumble. This led to one of the two Oregon field goals. Oregon has a bye in week 3 before taking on Alabama in week 4. The Ducks are looking to go 2-for-2 against the SEC. South Carolina has a game against rival Clemson in week 3. They also have a big game coming up against Notre Dame in week 5. Offensive Player of the Game - Josh Davis 17 carries 234 yards 3 TD Defensive Player of the Game - Derrick Malone 4 tackles
#7 Stanford - 26 #8 Texas - 34 Texas left standing after heavyweight fight. Texas and Stanford went toe to toe and both teams would answer punches with a counter. The difference was Texas forced Stan to answer with FGs. Texas held Stan to 4 fgs and only allowed 2 tds whereas Texas scored 4tds and ony settled for 2 fgs. Texas also won the turnover battle 3 to 1 with 2 of the ints being scoring drive stoppers and 1 int was returned to the Texas 2 yrd line and UT was able to punch in for the score.In the 1st qtr Texas struck first blood when HB Brown took it off the left side for 66 yrds and the TD. Stanford would answer with a 55 yrd FG. Texas would drive back down and HB Brown punched it in from 3yrds out to end the 1st with Texas up 14-3. The 2nd would open with Stanford cutting into the lead with an 8yrd run to bring it to 14-10. Texas would come back with a 36 yrd FG to push the lead back out to a TD at 17-10. Stanford would kick another FG right before half to close the gap to 17-13 going into the locker room. The 3rd qtr didnt' see much action with both teams only able to kick FGs to go into the 4th with Texas still leading 20-16. The Horns would strike first with a 59yrd TD pass from QB McCoy to WR White on a seam route that put the horns up 27-16. Stanford would answer on their next possession, but again Texas held them to a 54yrd FG to make it 27-19. Texas would stick to the run game to eat the clock. Stanford gambled on a blitz and HB Brown busted it up the gut for a 28 yrd TD with only 42 seconds left in the game to push the lead to 34-19. Stanford made one last swing at it scoring a TD with 3 seconds left and going for the onside kick. Texas would recover and ended the game. Player of the game: HB Malcolm Brown - 21 carries 149yrds 3 TDs good game Gravityyyy those ints hurt you
Week 6 Oregon at USC Los Angeles, CA
This was a back and forth game that was a lot closer than the final score may indicate. The first quarter was quiet as both teams kicked field goals. USC got the first touchdown of the game in the second quarter. After a long drive they got a 1 yard rushing TD. The USC running game got another score later in that quarter. This time Morgan made sure no one would stop him from scoring. He broke a draw for a 65-yard score and USC was up 17-3. Oregon needed a score before halftime to have a chance in this game and the offense came through with a huge play. WR #2 Vaught caught a long pass from Young, and Vaughn scored a 65-yard TD. USC got the ball back before halftime and made a costly mistake. Instead of taking the lead into halftime, Scroggins threw a pick near midfield. This gave Oregon the ball back and the momentum. The Ducks' offense took advantage of the takeaway, scoring another TD before halftime. This tied the game at 17 going into the locker room.
In the second half, Oregon got the ball first but gave it back to USC after 3 plays. USC kicked its second field goal and regained the lead. This lead was short lived as Oregon's offense marched down the field Young passed for his second TD of the game, this time a screen pass to HB Davis. This was the second TD for Davis and gave Oregon its first lead of this game. The 4-point lead would hold for most of the fourth quarter, thanks to solid defense and a long offensive drive. Oregon had a shot to add a field goal but freshman Miller missed a chip shot kick. This gave USC a chance to win the game but the Trojans made another costly mistake. Scroggins was running an option and pitched the ball into Oregon's defender. Defensive end Jude scooped the fumble and returned it for a score. This sealed the victory for Oregon.
Offensive Player of the Game - Vaughn 4 receptions 121 yards 1 TD
Defensive Player of the Game - Jude 1 tackle (1 solo) 1 tackle for loss 1 sack 1 fumble recovery 1 defensive TD
Week 11 Oregon 38Stanford 3 Palo Alto, CA
This game was all Ducks as things went south for Stanford very quickly. Oregon didn't earn a lot of first downs or engineer many long drives, but capitalized on some broken plays. Heisman front runner Josh Davis continued his hot streak in this game. He scored a 51-yard receiving TD on Oregon's first offensive possession. He caught a screen pass and used his speed to find the end zone. He added a 62 yard rushing TD later in the quarter and scored a 25 yard rushing TD in the third quarter. The Ducks led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to Davis's touchdowns and a receiving TD by DeAnthony Thomas. The Ducks were quiet in the second quarter and Stanford nearly scored a TD. The Cardinals were stopped on a fourth down conversion near the goal line. The Cardinals received the ball to start the half and again got near the goal line. They once again fell short by the goal line and settled for a field goal. Davis's third TD bumped the score to 28-3. Later in the quarter Oregon scored on a 69-yard TD run by backup QB Rodney Davis. The speedy Davis entered the game in the third quarter due to an injury to starter Trey Young.
The key stat in this game was third down conversions. Oregon managed only 10 first downs but converted 6 of 8 third down attempts. Stanford had more first downs (14) but converted just 2 of 9 third down conversions. Turnovers were equal at three per team, but Oregon's came after the game was decided. Another big difference in the game was QB sacks. The Ducks sacked Nottingham 5 times, including three sacks by first-year starter Larry Jude.
Offensive Player of the Game - Josh Davis 18 carries 140 yards 2 TD; 1 reception 51 yards 1 TD
Defensive Player of the Game - Larry Jude 5 tackles (5 solo) 3 tackles for loss 3 sacks 1 forced fumble
Conference Championship Week Oregon 37USC 31 Las Vegas, NV
This was a crazy game that was even tighter than the score indicates. Oregon continued its trend of big plays. This formula has worked so far for the Ducks and this game was the same. After along field goal by USC, Oregon HB Davis broke a long TD run on his first carry of the game. He scored from 56 yards on the shotgun handoff. USC answered back with a touchdown and Oregon tied the game with a field goal. Oregon broke the tie with another long score. This time 5'8 WR Thomas made a grab in double coverage and used his speed to score the TD. This lead did not make it to halftime as USC tied it up with a short running score. Oregon started the second half with the ball and finally manufactured some first downs. The end result was a short option keeper by Thomas. The Ducks were given a gift when Scroggins was picked off on the next drive and Hill almost returned it for a TD. He was tackled inside the 10-yard line but Oregon only managed a field goal. This would prove costly later in this game. USC cut the lead to 3 with FB Vainuku's second TD run. Oregon added a field goal but only led by 6. USC threw a pick late in the game, which could have sealed the win for Oregon, but the Ducks could not manage a first down. USC got the ball back and were able to score a TD with 16 seconds remaining. Freshman QB Davis was placed in the spotlight since starter Young went down with an injury. He made the most of his brief appearance, completing 2 of 3 attempts. The last completion was the biggest, a 62 yard TD to Thomas. The speedy WR got behind the USC defense and used his speed to get the score.
Looking at the stats, there are a couple key areas for this game. The first is turnovers. Oregon did not turn the ball over while USC was picked off three times. Despite the turnovers USC still had Oregon 2:1 on first downs (21-10) and USC had a comfortable lead on time of possession (16:32-11:28). USC also had a slight edge in total yards. It looked like Davis would dominate the Trojan at half (4 carried for 99 yards) but he managed just 39 yards on 10 carries in the second half. Thomas was the hero with a rushing score and two long receiving touchdowns. He led all receivers with 150 yards and was second in the game with 5 receptions.
Highlights are on Dynasty Wire for this game.
Offensive Player of the Game - D. Thomas - 5 receptions 150 yards 2 TD; 2 carries 3 yards 1 TD
Defensive Players of the Game - T.Hill and B. Jackson 7 tackles 1 interception (each)
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