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Quack Fix: Oregon football hungry to build on 2014 success

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  • After falling one win short of a national championship for the second time in in four years, the Oregon Ducks will be as hungry as ever for another run at the national championship in 2015. They're treating it as a fresh start, while using their loss to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff championship as fuel for 2015. In the words of running back Royce Freeman, "We're going to do it our way."
  • Marcus Mariota may be gone, and there might be big question marks at the quarterback position for the first time in a few years. However, the Ducks will be stacked in the backfield, which could be the answer to all their questions on offense in 2015 as they transition to life without Marcus.
  • The Ducks could've easily been swept by the Beavers this weekend. They weren't going to let that happen. After opening the series with a narrow 3-2 win on Friday, Oregon State took game two. It looked like the Beavers would take the series, leading 9-3 in the third inning on Sunday. By the bottom of the fourth, it was 9-9. An RBI single by Phil Craig-St. Louis drove in the game-winning run as the Ducks took the series.
  • Over at Howe Field, the Ducks had a historic weekend. Oregon swept No. 19 Arizona State for the first time since 1989. The Ducks, winners of their last five games, will face Portland State for a doubleheader on Tuesday before facing Stanford next weekend on the road.