Joseph Young scored 32 points last night and Elgin Cook set a new career high at 26 points, but it wasn't enough to help Oregon overcome their poor defensive play. Dillon Brooks and Jalil Abdul-Bassit both fouled out and four other Ducks ended the game in foul trouble. They will need to regroup fast, Oregon will play at Washington on Sunday.
Grantland wrote an article about the uncertainty the Ducks will face now that Marcus Mariota is headed to the NFL. Are the Ducks not built to win the big game? So far they haven't been able to capture a title but I'm not convinced they don't have the facilities and tools to help achieve this mission.
Out of the 10 offensive positions named to the Pac-12 all-bowl team, five of them are Ducks - Marcus Mariota, Thomas Tyner, Darren Carrington, Byron Marshall, and Jake Fisher. On the defensive side Troy Hill and Tony Washington Jr. are Oregon's representatives.
The draft is a few months away, but it doesn't mean we can speculate how well Mariota will do in the NFL. Here are a list of the top NFL players Oregon has produced.
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