Oregon looks to win it all

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  1. Mogriffjr

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    Oregon looks to win it all

    Oregon players stood patiently as they watched the Florida/FSU game in its entirety. It was to be 1 of 2 games they would be engulfed in FSU football over the next few weeks because after Oregon took down Oregon State, they needed help from the last two opponents of FSU in Florida and Clemson.

    FSU was holding a 21-20 lead going into the final quarter as tensions began to rise in the Oregon dorms. And then luck stroke when Florida hit a 37 yard FG to take the 23-21 lead. FSU was shutdown in the 4th quarter, never amounting to a score but Florida would extend the lead and would gain the fanbase of the Oregon Ducks as Reed caught a pass from B.Brown to take the 31-21 lead in what would be the final score and more importantly, punch the ticket for Oregon in the National Title game.

    While the game won't be receiving much hype as Utah has been a relative surprise rising through the ranks, they have did what they usually do and that's go undefeated in conference play and hope and pray they can make it to a BCS bowl. Well the cards broke in their favor and they are currently the lone undefeated team in Division 1A and are sitting atop of the polls.

    Meanwhile Oregon has risen from a tough loss against UCLA and taken out the #1 seed in USC a few weeks back. They now sit #2 and are armed and ready. Oregon sports the #1 offense in the land, averaging just below 70 points a game and are #1 in total offense. This matchup is clearly between the best offense maybe in the history of NCAA vs. one of the top defenses in the nation as Utah ranked #5 in total defense and #2 in rushing defense.

    Oregon boasts one of the more potent attacks ever assembled and shockingly it starts with a pair of freshman. QB Cory Crowder has only amassed all expectations as he's become one of the top QB's in the nation in his 1st year. Crowder has thrown for 3822 yards with 45TD's and 17INT's on the season, while completing a crisp 72% of his passes and coming from a freshman, that's scary good. Meanwhile backup RB Gerald Goodman has complimented star SR-RB Joseph Wilson well. Goodman has 1526 yards rushing with 29TD's on the season as the backup. His speed has made him one of the top RB's to look out for next season as he takes control as the man at the helm.

    Mostly, it has been the play of some freshman that has led to Oregon being here at this point. We mentioned the stats of Crowder and Goodman but it doesn't stop there. TE Brad Wilson had a key game against PSU earlier in the year, and was well on his way to establishing himself as a threat at the TE position before injuring himself for ther rest of the season. LOLB Eric Sanni became the starter after week 4 and hasn't turned back, giving the Oregon Ducks more speed at their outside linebacker positions as they moved star LB Dewitt Stuckey inside. But if you want to point to the play of the year for the Ducks, it was made by freshman WR John Watson. Now Watson wasn't recruited hard by many teams but obviously, Oregon was intrigued by his size at 6'4', 187. He didn't catch many teams eye because he was slow but Oregon felt he could become a solid WR. Well in the biggest game of the season, he would catch a 38 yard pass from Crowder between 3 defenders which sealed the win over the USC Trojans. Watson is currently 6th on the depth chart on WR's but he instantly became #1 in the hearts of Oregon fans.

    Now here is Oregon, waiting to play the lone undefeated team in the Utah Utes and the Ducks are fired up to play. It's their time to boost this program to a level that hasn't been reached yet. Time to make the Ducks quack around the nation.
     
  2. Kingerock

    Kingerock I'm kinda a big deal...

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    congrats to Oregon on their season and making it to the dance. How horrible is it that you have to play the Utah Utes!!!

    Boo BCS!!!
     
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    Yeah Utah's team= ass cheeks with a side of titty crust. It was so close with USC and purdue bringing up after me.
     
  4. jms493

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    Try and keep it under 80 points
     
  5. DJ Rhude

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    Congrats Mo

    But after nearly falling asleep in my Big 12 game, I wouldn't be against the move to Heisman.....the games have gotten boooorrrrrrrriinng using these caliber type teams....
     
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    I agree totally. CPU games are like scrimmages games until you get to a user
     
  7. jfosh

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    Congrats Oregon. Battled for that spot. Is Oregon 1st 1 loss champion?
     
  8. jms493

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    Can we get a quick recap and score of the NC game MO??
     
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    Who woulda thunk it? Oregon Ducks national champs? "You just gotta believe sometimes...it has been a wild ride this year," said RB Joseph Wilson. Wilson was one of the main cogs in the Ducks being able to win it all this year behind his stellar running and pass catching skills but it literally took all 70 men to win it all this year.

    Gerald Goodman, the freshman phenom, ended up with more rushing yards than Wilson leading the team but his contributions throughout the year made the Wilson/Goodman tandem a lethal punch.

    Or how about freshman QB Cory Crowder, who went into Happy Valley, USC and ASU stadiums and came out 3-0? and was the main reason for the national title win? "He's the most mature and NFL ready QB I've seen as a freshman in a long, long time," said coach Moreecemos.

    Maybe the WR corps can lend a hand. Afterall, Bowen and Williams went down in Oregon history as the two most prolific WR's in the program's history with Bowen holding all new records in receptions, rec yards and TD's. Possession WR's Love, Landry and Carter all had key catches down the stretch in their 5 wide formations while the most important catch came from 6th string WR John Watson, who's catch beat USC in a thriller.

    TE's played a key role in this championship run. Dion Jordan's 6'7" frame made it so much easier for Crowder to throw him the ball, while McCullough always was a great #2 TE. Brad Wilson had one breakout game which held PSU at bay.

    How about those LB's where the leader, Dewitt stuckey, moved inside and made way for freshman Eric Sanni to roam the field with his great speed. It gave Oregon more speed on the outside and gave them more chances to stop the run. DT Jay Hall had 13 tackles for loss, 4 of them in the Utah game where he literally caused the Utes to alter their gameplan.

    The secondary was its usual ballhawking self, led by SS Carlos Zeigler who led the team in tackles last year with 103, with 17 for loss and 5INT's. Or now Washington Huskie, Terrell Bonner as he had 98 tackles and 15 of them for loss himself. CB's Jerry Richard and Henry Jackson had a combined 11 INT's as they went up with the nation's elite.

    Even 3rd string RB Brian Swaggert played a key role as he had 53 yards on 10 carries in the title game as Goodman and Wilson left the game with injuries.

    Bottom line is the ORegon Ducks played every game like it was their national title. Their cohesiveness and their grit led them over the Utes and the other 12 wins they've had last year.

    2012 national champion Oregon Ducks...sounds real nice, especially in that brand new trophy case they just bought.
     
  10. MRamirez

    MRamirez Go Devils!

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    wake up, your coming to Autzen this year :)
     

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