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Armchair Quarterback: Ducks become bowl eligible

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The Ducks are coming off a big win over Cal to become bowl eligible.

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday night was fun.

Despite falling quickly behind by 10 to Cal, the Oregon Ducks were able to click on all cylinders on offense to win big 44-28. Vernon Adams, despite two interceptions, had a great night as he threw for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns on 17 of 29 passes. He also added in 43 rush yards and a rushing touchdown. He was distributing the ball well again, as 7 different receivers recorded a reception. The ground game was something else, as the total rushing yards the Ducks churned out was 477. Royce Freeman, to no one's surprise, was leading that attack with 180 rushing yards on 29 carries. However, he did not get a rushing touchdown.

It's really hard to get picky about what you would have done differently when the team puts up 44 points and win quite comfortably. There were a few things that happened in the game that could become problems in the future that weren't tonight. First, Adams threw two interceptions in the red zone could be detrimental if the  game turns out to be a close one. Secondly, getting two punts blocked gives great field advantage to the opponent and could give momentum to the opposing team to get back in a game. Lastly, the defense gave up a quick 10 points, and you never want to give your opponent a fast start to a game.

Again, with a win like this, it's a little difficult to really argue/debate a play call or decision, but which of these three issues from Saturday would you make a key area of focus in practice this week above the others?