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Sunday Quack Fix: Oregon offense shines, defense struggles in win over Eastern Washington

Your postgame dose of Oregon Ducks news.

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In addition to our daily Quack Fix articles during the week, we'll also be bringing you a Sunday edition, packed full of Oregon football links from the night before. Let's dive right in.


  • The big moment from the game last night was when Vernon Adams took a late hit while sliding in the fourth quarter. Adams was removed from the game and taken to the locker room to get checked out, but came back to the sideline soon after with a smile on his face. Afterwards, Adams said he is feeling fine and will be good to go against Michigan State.
  • Last night's offensive MVP for the Ducks goes to Royce Freeman. The sophomore rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs. Tony Brooks-James and Kani Benoit also thrived in the backfield as the Ducks rushed for 485 yards during the night.
  • Despite walking out with the win, Oregon's performance on defense was rather lackluster. The Ducks' inexperienced secondary was exposed all night as Cooper Kupp hauled in 15 passes for 246 yards, both single-game records at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks gave up 438 yards through the air between Jordan West and Riley Hennessey, who filled in after West left the game with an injury.
  • Even though Oregon's secondary was the clear weak point last night, John Neal thinks there might be a silver lining to the unit's poor performance. After the game, Neal said that getting exposed the way they did is going to make them better in the end.
  • If you missed the game or want to re-watch some of the highlights, you can do so here.