The Ducks were able to get a nervewracking 11-point Pac-10 road victory this weekend, and it won't be getting easier as Stanford visits on Saturday. For those that haven't heard, the game has been moved to 5pm PST and College GameDay will be in town, marking the game as the marquee matchup of the weekend. After the up and down performance against ASU, Oregon has a lot of work to do. Let's get to the quack:
- Rob Moseley's piece today is on how the Oregon defense are already looking forward to facing Stanford. After last week's 597 yard letdown against ASU, and last year's 52 point meltdown, the Ducks are excited for the chance to prove their doubters wrong. But Stanford's #4 scoring offense will pose a significant test. Oregon's offense will also need to step up, after doing essentially nothing for most of the second half against ASU. Chip Kelly talked to Ted Miller after the game, and it sounds like he was just glad to get a Pac-10 victory on the road.
- For a bit more breakdown of the ASU game, Ken Woody has his thoughts up. As always, it's good to read Woody and get a good analytical take of what happened on the field. Dale over at The Duck Stops Here also has some good thoughts after re-watching the game on his DVR. It seems like many Duck fans have had a strong emotional reaction to the game, but it's good to take a step back and look at both the good and bad that happened at ASU.
- This weekends game is already getting a lot of national attention. On top of Gameday visiting, writers around the country are focusing on the matchup. The Washington Post already is writing on the game, and Stewart Mandel writes that this weekend (and this game) will give a clear look at who the national favorites will be. With the Pac-10 making statements each weekend, this game will go a long way to solidifying the Pac-10's place as one of the top conferences in the country.
- Moving on from football, Oregon basketball got a couple rays of hope during the weekend. Dana Altman got two commitments from guards. We haven't had much good news lately, so this is much appreciated.
- Oregon volleyball is also making statements, and beat the 7th ranked Huskies at Mac Court. Oregon, ranked 15th, snapped the Huskies string of 12-straight sweeps to start the season.
Got anything else to share? Need to get your PANIC out early today? Leave it in the comments.