THIS FAN IS HAVING LOTS OF FUN
Tonight they pasted USC 53-32 in Los Angeles. People who say the Ducks are still unproven and have not faced any tough opponents need to realize this: Oregon has indeed faced some tough opponents... the Ducks have simply been so much better so far that the worthy opponents have looked, well... not so great.
USC and Stanford have been quality opponents for Oregon, and the Ducks dominated both those teams.
What's coming up for the Ducks? Next is the University of Washington, and that will be a home game for Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene. I am not sure how Oregon will lose that one, as the Huskies have a very average team this season. The Cal Bears are pretty average too, but that game happens a week later in Berkeley, CA... so it might not be easy. Oregon has a bye for the weekend of November 20, and then they face the #15 Arizona Wildcats, always a tough opponent. That game is in Eugene, and I think Oregon ought to do well.
That brings us to the Civil War game against Oregon State, which is in Corvallis this year. The Beavers have not had a particularly good defense, but as is their tendency under coach Mike Riley, they are wildly unpredictable. Going into today's game, their defense ranked 119th out of 120 NCAA teams, yet today they nearly shut out Cal in a 35-7 win. I am not sure how OSU can shut down Oregon's offense, but they will be ready for the Ducks... they always are!
Can Oregon run the table and end the year 12-0? Yes. Will they? Who knows! But like I said, I'm enjoying their #1 ranking while I can, hoping it will continue, but knowing full well how easily it can evaporate... so, one game at a time!!