Pac-12: Road to the Roses

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  1. RyanC

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    Offense: The Ducks will be led on offense by lightning fast halfback Cameron Davis. Davis is one of the fastest players in the nation and is a threat to break any run for a huge gain. They Ducks will have to break in a new quarterback this year, with redshirt senior Jay Witherspoon taking over the reigns and judging from spring and fall practice, there shouldn't be much falloff. Witherspoon also has plenty of options to get the ball, with two star receivers and a highly undervalued tight end.

    Defense: As always the Ducks are loaded with talent and speed on defense. However, it is always a toss up how these players will play from week to week. But with the ability they have defensively and the firepower on offense, even decent performances should lead to wins

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    Offense: Lets face it, losing WR Tim Culp is going to have huge repercussions on this offense. A heisman finalist last year, Culp was a massive percentage of the offense. However, they do return starting quarterback Jason Huff, who will be looking to prove he wasn't a product of Culp. The offense will likely run through halfback Isaac Brown, who possesses the best combination of speed and strength in the conference.

    Defense: Washington brings back a solid defense, despite the surprising lack of raw talent at the position. They all play their positions well and are football savvy, making them a tough nut to crack when playing.


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    Offense: After a surprising run last year with the multiple option attack, the Bears settled in on running the fleXbox One only offense this year. The team will continue to be led by quarterback EJ Garcia, who was solid last year. The half a surprising lack of talent at halfback and are still a little thin at the receiver position, so a lot will be on Garcia's shoulders this year to lead the offense.

    Defense: The Bears have a solid secondary and good linebacker play, but their lack of experience/raw talent on the defensive line could pose problems for the Bears in those crucial matchups.

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    Offense: Tight end Steve James is going to have to play at the same level he did last year to help take pressure off of first year quarterback Dwayne Lane. The Sun Devils' also lack talent at the halfback and fullback slots, which facilitated a move to the Air Raid offense.

    Defense: The defense played very well last year, despite being outmatched in almost every game. That will have to continue if the Sun Devils have any hope of making a third straight appearance in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
     
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  2. Ghost

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    Week 1​
    Oregon 63​
    Fresno St. 20​
    The Ducks started off there season with a 102 kickoff return for a touchdown, and it didn't come from there most dangerous return man.. The big plays was a common occurrence in week 1 with Oregon scoring on 4 plays of 50 yards or more..Jay Witherspoon was impressive in this first start at QB throwing for 280 yards and 3 TD's..Starting HB Cameron Davis rushed for 198 yards and 4TD's while receiving for an additional 93 yards and a TD..The Ducks may have found there go to receiver in Chris Fernandez who had 3 catches for 105 yards and 2 TD's.. Oregon will hope to continue there impressive 3rd down proficiency which they converted 5/6 times against the Bulldogs..​
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    Next week Oregon has a bye before traveling to Baton Rouge for there rematch against the defending National Champion LSU Tigers..​
     
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    Sun Devils demolish Buffaloes

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    I'd like to post something, but all I do is lose. I doesn't see this changing for a few weeks.
     
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    Cal wins a late one over Bama, Summary will be up later
     
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    After starting off the season 1-0 with a dominating opening performance against Fresno State, the Ducks have lost two consecutive games. Those two games coming against two of the most highly rated teams in the nation, the defending national champions LSU Tigers, and #3 ranked Iowa Hawkeye team..Next week we will look to get back on track getting into to conference play at the USC Trojans..

    Offensive woes will need to be be dealt with before heading to play USC. We only averaged 186ypg while throwing 8 INTS,and only rushing for 94 yards. We will have to get back to pounding the rock and improve our decision making in the passing game.
     
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    ASU - 45
    #19 Stanford - 30

    The Sun Devils managed to overcome a slow start and to first quarter interceptions to fight back and open the floodgates on Standford. After a terrible first quarter than saw Dwayne Lane throw two picks, he turned the game around, throwing five touchdowns and passing for over 300 yards. This was a big win for the Sun Devils as the head into a matchup with Big 10 powerhouse Iowa.

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    Week 5​
    #12 Oregon 21
    #21 USC 11​
    Once again the Ducks struggled on the offense side of the ball but prove to be the better team with great defense and special teams play. Cameron Davis was back after leaving last game with a concussion, he rushed for only 85 yards and had no rushing touchdowns, but he did have a 106 yards kickoff returned for a touchdown to put Oregon's second quarter lead at 14 to 3. Thats all the offense the Ducks needed but they added another touchdown in the third on a 75 yard touchdown pass to Thomas Neal the Tight End on a audible where the defense was bringing the house on 3rd and long. That pretty much wrapped the game up, USC was able to piece together a touchdown and two point conversion in the final minute of the 4th but were unable to recover the onside kick to give themselves a chance at a comeback.​
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    Next week Oregon is back home to play the UCLA Bruins​
     
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    Week 6 ​
    Oregon 51​
    UCLA 26​
    The Ducks run wild against UCLA despite another lack-luster game from the QB's. The starter Witherspoon was yanked from the game after throwing 3 INT's and 0 TD's. I allowed both of his back-ups to get some playing time, to see who might be the QB going forward this season. On the bright side the offense did pick up production from our superstar HB Cameron Davis who set a single game rushing record at Oregon with 22 carries for 321 yards and 2 TD's. He also had 3 catches for 69 yards. Senior (RS) ROLB Brian Thompson led the team with 5 tackles, a sack, and forced fumble..​
    We will have to cut down on the turnovers going forward if we want to keep winning, because having 4 more turnovers than your opponent is gonna come back to bite us in the end. If we can continue to run the ball anywhere close to what we did this week then we should have a good outlook going through conference play.​
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    Next week we have a bye before playing Arizona at home week 8.​
     
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    Week 8​
    Oregon 38​
    Arizona 10​
    Jay Witherspoon was benched in the second half of the Ducks week 6 against UCLA because of his poor decision making but after two weeks of good practice he showed that we wanted to keep his starting position. It looked to carry over the in first few possession of this weeks games against Arizona leading the offense down for two scoring drives including a 52 yard touchdown pass. But his play started to deteriorate pretty drastically after those possessions, throwing two very bad picks. I pulled him from the game after his second pick because before the game started I told Witherspoon before the game that if he threw more INT's than TD's at any point, then I was gonna give one of the other guys a chance to step up.​
    Nathan Riley JR(RS) came in the game for Witherspoon and he threw a 70 yard TD pass on his first drop-back. He ended the day with 136 yards a 1 TD and 0 INT's. This performance is going to give him the next upcoming start. Which is undoubtedly gonna be a tough start for not only him but the whole team, when the Fighting Irish come to town. This top 10 match-up will be Oregon's third of the year. We are currently (0-2) vs. top 10 teams this year and we are gonna have to come out with a good game-plan to add a W to that column this coming week.​
    Cameron Davis was injured in this weeks game after running for only 82 yards and 1 TD. He is going to miss 9 weeks with a strained back. Which really hurts our big-play offense and our special teams play. We are going to drop 19 overall points at the HB position from a 98 Senior to a 79 Freshman.. The play of the new QB and HB will be very interesting next week and moving forward.​
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    Would there be any opposition to me switching to USC for the last season or two? I don't really have enough time to rebuild ASU and I would love to be competitive with users for the last couple years lol
     
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    RyanC im cool with it, lol i built Cal a little bit though
     
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    I don't have a problem with it..
     
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    It's cool with me.
     
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    If they pac-12 is cool with it then I guess so
     
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    Week 10​
    Colorado 7​
    Oregon 45​
    After a poor start last week in a loss to Notre Dame at home, The Ducks jumped out early on the road and had a 31-0 halftime lead. Cameron Davis rushed for 124 yards and 2 TD's also tacking on another receiving TD and a 65 yard punt return TD. The most important stat of the game might have been that the Ducks did not turn the ball over which has really plagued this team all season. ​
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    Next week Oregon is back home to play the Cougars of Washington State.​
     
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    Cal takes care UCLA with a easy win and are ready for their matchup next week against Notre Dame to help their Bid to make a BCS bow this year
     
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    damn, I have lost to USC by one and Utah by two. Rough season so far
     
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    UT - 21
    USC - 27

    Coach RyanC wins a close game in week one, with the spread offense working to perfection as three players had over 60 yards rushing. The star of the day was Sophomore Quarterback D. Wagner, who threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 12 times for 82 yards. The defense showed room for improvement however, giving up over 300 yards of total offense and not forcing a single turnover.
     

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