Oregon. Stanford. The Pac-12 game of the year. Oregon opened as 3-point underdogs, which is understandable since they are on the road. I'm feeling good about this week though. Here's your quack:
- While the Stanford/Oregon game was circled at the beginning of the year, Ted Miller writes that both Stanford and Oregon fulfilled the hype, and the game is every bit as big as people predicted. Adam Jude adds a piece on the hype over the game.
- For a bit more washington analysis, Rob Moseley and Adam Jude provide three up and three down. The best thing to come from Saturday, the defense, which dominated one of the top offenses in the country. The defensive line was spectacular, while the young corners shut down washington's talanted receivers. Not so good? Offensive consistency.
- Defense was the theme of three other RG articles. Rob Moseley focused on Eddie Pleasant's improvement, as he had two picks. George Schroeder's column reminded everyone not to underestimate Oregon's defense. Adam Jude writes about how the defense now turns to Stanford.
- Ken Goe has a piece on the defensive line, which was simply astounding on Saturday. They'll have a much stiffer test in the Cardinal. With Stanford facing so many injury problems, they will need to win the battle at the line, but the Ducks will make that very difficult.
- There may be a huge football game this weekend, but that doesn't mean we can't give other sports some love. The men's basketball team won their second exhibition game, 100-58 over Lewis & Clark. Jabari Brown led the team in points, rebounds, and assists.
- With the real season starting this week when Oregon heads to Vanderbilt, Bob Clark polled a number of writers from around the Pac-12 to get the feel for the league this season. With the Pac-12 set for another down year, the race is wide open.
- Oregon volleyball has a great weekend in Arizona, beating both schools and moving to 10-6 in conference play.
Should be another fun week. Leave any other quack in the comments. GO DUCKS!