Even with all the minutes spent in competition and with weeks going into a season there are always specific plays and performances that we remember the most. Here are your nominees for the Webfoot Awards best play.
Devon Allen Punches Ticket To Rio On US Olympic Team
Pretty self-evident on why this is a best moment nominee:
Adams Miracle Pass To Stanford To Force Overtime
Oregon was 2-2 in conference traveling to the desert to take on the Sun Devils. Adams had just made his return to play Washington and showed how our offense could function at a solid level. In a close game throughout it was this magical play that pushed the game to OT. Oregon won in triple-overtime with an Arrion Springs interception in the endzone.
Joe Walker Seals Win Against Stanford
Despite how tough things got last year it’s important to remember that Oregon topped #7 Stanford on the farm. Oregon’s offense put up 38 points against a great defense, but it was ultimately the defense that sealed the win. Joe Walker knocks down a pass on what would have been the game-tying two-point conversion:
Oregon Basketball Dunks All Over Duke
I really had a hard time narrowing down the most notable basketball highlight. This selection might be partly a result of personal bias or selective memory. I love it when an Oregon team is playing at its peak and playing at its purest identity while also throttling a premier team. That's why the Rose Bowl win over Florida State is probably my favorite football game. One of my fondest memories of the last basketball season is the amazing streak Oregon went on against Duke. The run consisted of Jordan Bell blocks and Cook and Boucher throwing it down not one time, but multiple times. Oregon was so much faster, so much bigger, so much more skillful, and executed at such a high level. The highlights:
Deajah Stevens Earns Spot On The Hardest Team To Make
Oregon’s own Deajah Stevens wins her spot on the US Track & Field team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. She was close to pulling off the win but finished a very close second. She didn't get as much attention as Devon Allen has but she beat out track and field legend Allyson Felix for the right to represent the US in the women's 200m.