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Oregon pulls away in second half, wins 80-57 over Arizona State

Oregon pulls away in second half, wins 80-57 over Arizona State

Oregon 80, Arizona State 57

How Oregon won: No. 8-seeded Arizona State (15-18) hung tough with No. 1-seeded Oregon (28-4) during the first half of their second-round matchup in the Pac-12 Tournament Thursday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. But in the second half, the Ducks put an end to any thoughts of a repeat of the team's 71-70 meeting that UO pulled out at home out on Feb. 2. 

The Ducks dominated the second half of play from the get go, jumping out to a 16-point lead and then cruising from there.

ASU guard Torian Graham scored 32 points on 12-of-12 shooting but he prove to be no match for Oregon's overall team game. The Ducks shot 49.2 percent from the field while ASU shot 31.1.  Player not named Graham made just seven of 36 field goals. 

What it means: The Ducks advance to the semi-finals and another step closer to a possible championship game showdown against either No. 2-seeded Arizona (27-4) or No. 3-seeded UCLA (28-3) on Saturday night. 

Key sequence: Oregon took control of the game early in the second half. Leading just 34-31 at the break, the Ducks went on an 18-5 run to go up 52-36 with 13:04 remaining. Igniting the run was sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey. He had two strong drives to the basket for layups before senior guard Dylan Ennis made a three to give UO a 45-33 lead. A few possessions later, Dorsey moved to the basket, drew some attention from ASU defenders who ignored senior forward Chris Boucher underneath. Dorsey read the defense, dumped the ball off to Boucher who threw down an easy dunk to give the Ducks a 52-36 lead. 

High-flying Ducks: Dorsey had a great all-around game with 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists. He made 8 of 14 shot attempts, but did miss four of five from three-point range.

Junior forward Dillon Brooks had 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Ennis shot poorly, making just 3 of 10 shot attempts, but he did have 12 rebounds and five assists. 

Fowl play: Oregon shot a mediocre 63.2 percent from the free throw line (12 of 19).

Up next: Oregon will face the winner of today's game between No. 5-seeded California (20-11) and No. 4-seeded Utah (20-10) tomorrow night at 6 p.m. 

Former Oregon WR Jalen Hall could face life in prison following arrest

Former Oregon WR Jalen Hall could face life in prison following arrest

Jalen Hall, a former Oregon wide receiver, could face a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted of charges that he and a friend committed a home invasion robbery on Sept. 10. 

Hall, and Millard Lefanus Hill are are accused of breaking into a home in Southern California on the afternoon of Sept. 10. According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office, Hall had a semi-automatic handgun and threatened three people inside the home while stealing jewelry and other valuables. 

Both men face charges of home invasion robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery and first-degree burglary. Hall and Hill are each being held on $2 million bail and the arraignment is scheduled for Friday (today). 

Earlier this month, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal officially said that Jalen Hall was no longer on the team

"Well he hasn’t been on the roster for a pretty long time now," Cristobal said. "We’re moving on and certainly it is what it is."

Hall, a 6-foot-3 receiver from Long Beach, California, who was rated the ninth-best player at his position in the 2018 class. He enrolled early for spring football, but only took part in one practice before leaving for what were called "personal reasons".

When he left, Cristobal expected Hall to return.

The Oregon Duck Mascot asks Bri a question

The Oregon Duck Mascot asks Bri a question

Every week I answer five of your best questions on Twitter and Instagram. Can No. 20 Oregon stop No. 7 Stanford and Bryce Love? Which team has the most to lose on Saturday? Which recruits will be on the sidelines? Also, the Oregon Duck mascot submits a question about spider 2 y banana. 

Question from Jake on Twitter: Can we stop Bryce Love and how? He ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns against us last season.

Answer: There is no doubt that Bryce Love is an offensive weapon. The Heisman Trophy runner-up reached the 100-yard rushing mark in less than five minutes against the Ducks in 2017. Containing him, while not getting burned through the air, will be a challenge for Oregon that starts in the middle, up front. It starts with sophomore nose tackle Jordon Scott. If Scott can defend the A-gaps and handle a few Cardinals, that frees Jalen Jelks, Justin Hollins and Troy Dye (among others) to contain Love.

So far this season, Oregon’s defense is among the nation’s best in stopping the run. Jelks and Hollins are a dangerous duo, combining for 9.5 tackles for loss with 5.5 sacks through three games.

Question from Mark on Twitter: Which team has more to lose on Saturday?

Answer: The correct answer here is both. The winner will take the early lead in the race for the Pac-12 North Division, be the front-runner for Pac-12 champion and announce its presence as a college football playoff contender.

Question from Thurios on Twitter: Given Coach Cristobal's confidence in Justin Herbert, how much freedom does Herbert have to audible based on shifting defensive looks?

Answer: A lot. The offense relies heavily on Herbert’s advanced knowledge of protections and the running game. Cristobal has repeatedly called Herbert a “field general” who understands the run game like a coordinator does. Cristobal has prepped Herbert to able to quickly get the offense into the right play, based on shifting defensive looks.

Question from The Oregon Duck (yes, the official mascot) on Instagram: Who is the primary receiver in spider 2 y banana?

Answer: Wow, who knew the Duck has such a high football IQ when it comes to play calling?! Is the Duck calling plays?!

The fullback is the primary target in Spider 2 Y Banana (craziest name ever) and it’s Jon Gruden’s favorite play. He actually taught it to former Duck Marcus Mariota on Gruden’s QB camp, check it out! The breakdown of the play is; The quarterback fakes the hand off and has two options: dump it off to the fullback rolling out in the flat or hit the tight end running a post route downfield.

[Five reasons why Oregon vs. Stanford is worth the hype]

Question from NBCSNorthwest on Twitter: What implications will Saturday's game have on the Oregon football program?

Answer: Besides putting Oregon in position to run the North Division, this game has major recruiting implications. Among the prospects in Eugene on Saturday will be 5-star quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, who announced his visit on Twitter. Uiagalelei is the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247sports.

There is a lot on the line… It’s show time for Oregon.

[Uniform update: All eyes on the "traditional" Ducks]

Uniform update: All eyes on the "traditional" Ducks

Uniform update: All eyes on the "traditional" Ducks

The undefeated Oregon Ducks get the opportunity to upset No. 7 Stanford at home in front of the nation, in prime time and they will be wearing... drum roll, please... GREEN AND YELLOW! The winged helmets are back and the jerseys feature a new large "Mighty Oregon" font. The jerseys are more simple than years past. Fans are also encouraged to wear yellow. 

Also, get those signs coming because ESPN's college game day is coming to University of Oregon. More info here. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. in Autzen Stadium. 

I've listed five reasons why this game is worth the hype. The winner will take the early lead in the race for the Pac-12 North Division, be the front-runner for Pac-12 champion and announce its presence as a college football playoff contender. 

Did you know the NCAA tightened restrictions on CFB uniforms?

 

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What They're Saying: It's always Duck hunting season

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What They're Saying: It's always Duck hunting season

Apparently, every season is Duck hunting season on The Farm. Stanford and Oregon fans have had this game circled on their calendars since the schedule was released. It's No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon. And the hype train is real.

Let's take a look at what Cardinal players, staff, and fans are saying about this Saturday's College GameDay matchup.

This rivalry has been back-and-forth for the past 8 years alone. Each team upsetting one another's hopes of a conference championship. This season is no different and especially with College GameDay coming into town, puts even more pressure on both Stanford and Oregon to put up their best.

 

Game Information:

ESPN's College GameDay; No. 7 Stanford at No. 20 Oregon; Kickoff time at 5 PM (PT); Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR. 

Jordon Scott: Oregon's secret to stuffing Stanford

Jordon Scott: Oregon's secret to stuffing Stanford

Oregon’s starting nose tackle Jordon Scott could be a future president of the United States. At least, that’s what coach Mario Cristobal said he “would most likely be”.

"Does he get my vote? Oh, yeah," Cristobal said. 

Scott’s big personality and high football IQ are crucial to Oregon’s front seven. The sophomore lightens up stuffy meeting rooms and his teammates gravitate toward and replicate his humble yet hungry attitude.

Even more essential than Scott’s personality, is his ability to defend the middle and control the A-gaps, the space between the center and either guard. Cristobal says Scott’s combination of size and speed make him a perfect fit for Oregon's 3-4 defense. Linebacker Troy Dye appreciates Scott’s consistent play that he considers the foundation of the Duck defense.

“You can’t even put into words what he does for our defense,” Dye said. “He’s probably the most integral part of our defense because it all starts up front and it all starts in the middle.”

Scott is going to have to continue his work in the trenches this Saturday against No. 7 Stanford and Heisman-Trophy runner up Bryce Love.  Love is an offensive weapon with quick change of pace and explosive speed, at any moment he can burst through a hole and take it the distance.

So far this season, Scott’s hard work has been evident in how his teammates have shined. He can hold down a double or triple team, freeing up Jalen Jelks and Justin Hollins to put up impressive numbers. The duo has combined for 9.5 tackles for loss with 5.5 sacks through three games.

“I think he's undervalued in the passing game. You don’t hear his name much, but he creates so much push in the pocket that it prevents the quarterback from stepping up and allows the edge rushers to get there,” Cristobal said.

While Scott has proven invaluable to the Ducks’ front seven, the stat sheet doesn’t accurately show his domination of the middle. That may change this week, as Scott has been putting in extra practice time to work on his pass rush moves. Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello could have number 34 barreling his direction. 

[Five reasons why Oregon vs. Stanford is worth the hype]

Scott came to the Oregon football program from Largo, Fla., weighing in at 370 pounds. He shed 40 pounds and became a Freshman All-American. His progression from year one to year two makes defensive line coach Joe Salava’e grin from ear to ear.

“He’s a big body that can move and cover short distance bursts, and can cover sideline to sideline,” said Salava’e. “For a big guy, that size moving that fast, that’s a tremendous attribute to have.”

Whether his stat line jumps off the page or not, Scott is confident heading into Saturday.

“Right now, our front seven versus their front seven… I like our guys,” Scott said.

His own guys like him, too. Jelks, who rooms with Scott on the road, says his teammate is a “goofball” that constantly makes him laugh. Jelks spending so much time on the road with Scott begs the question, does he snore?

“No," Jelks said before calling out former UO defensive lineman DeForest Buckner.  “I roommed with De-Fo before. He is the biggest snorer ever. (Scott) does not snore so I can sleep.”

Just another way Scott is helping the Oregon defense.

No 20. Oregon's running game worst since 2006 with No. 7 Stanford looming

No 20. Oregon's running game worst since 2006 with No. 7 Stanford looming

No. 20 Oregon is heading into its biggest game in years on Saturday against No. 7 Stanford with a huge red flag waiving above Autzen Stadium. 

The Ducks' running game thus far, while facing a very weak non-conference schedule, is the worst that the program has produced since 2005 when UO adopted the no-huddle spread offense. This is not where Oregon (3-0) wants to be with the Cardinal up next. We've all seen what Stanford's defenses of the past did to some of the best Oregon running teams ever. Imagine what the Cardinal (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) could do to this current Ducks' rushing attack if they do not make a huge turnaround on Saturday.

Here are the statistical facts:

  • Oregon's 214 yards rushing per game leads the Pac-12 but it is the least amount of rushing production UO has averaged since 2006 when the Ducks averaged 181.8 yards per game. However, that total came on 36.3 attempts per game at 5.0 yards per carry against an entire schedule. This year's 214 average has been produced on 46 carries per game at 4.7 yards per carry against the likes of Bowling Green, Portland State and San Jose State. 
  • Oregon's showing on the ground in games against mid-major or FCS programs is the program's worst since 2009. From 2010 through 2017, Oregon went 14-0 against such teams while averaging 354.7 yards per game at 7.2 yards per carry. 
  • Oregon’s 134 yards rushing against San Jose State is the program’s worst performance against such competition since the 2009 season opener at Boise State when the Ducks lost 19-8 and rushed for just 31 net yards. Beyond that debacle in Chip Kelly’s first game, you have to go back to 2002 to find a worse rushing performance against a mid-major or FCS program when Oregon rushed for 108 yards in a 28-24 win over Fresno State.
  • Oregon's 212 yards against Bowling Green on 42 carries (5.0 per) is the second lowest showing since Boise State in 2009. 
  • The previous low since 2010 came in 2016 when the Ducks rushed for 251 on 37 carries at 6.7 per carry against UC Davis. The lowest yards per carry during that stretch came against Arkansas State in 2012 when the Ducks averaged 5.21 on 57 carries for 297 yards.

 

As for the 2009 Oregon team, Kelly righted that ship and the team average 231 rushing yards per game while cranking up production in conference play. The Ducks clearly could do the same. But out the gate, Oregon is not in the same place that it was in terms of running the football in recent years. Meanwhile, Stanford is every bit as formidable against the run. 

Stanford has allowed just 7.7 points and 104.7 rushing yards per game. When Stanford is playing elite defense it has given Oregon's spread offense fits. The Cardinal shut down UO in 2012 and 2013 with national title berths on the line, and UO has Marcus Mariota at quarterback. 

This Oregon team is not on the same level as Mariota's Ducks teams. But, Stanford's defense appears to be as dominant as it has ever been. 

However, a good sign for Oregon is that during last year's 49-7 loss at Stanford, the Ducks managed to rush for 286 yards on 6.4 per carry. That performance, of course, involved running back Royce Freeman rushing for 141 yards. With Freeman now in the NFL, UO will be leaning on a group of backs with redshirt senior Tony Brooks-James and redshirt freshman C.J. Verdell.

"All of those guys have shown that they can help us win," UO coach Mario Cristobal said. "We're making this week very competitive. "

Not having a true lead running back could prove problematic in this type game. UO needs that one guy it can rely on to do all of the little things that a true lead back does, and that includes being a threat on every down to not only break a long run, but get two or three years when seemingly nothing at all is there. 

Against Stanford, those short runs could prove to be the difference between quarterback Justin Herbert routinely getting sacked on third down and long, or producing a high rate of success on third and short situations. 

Stanford's defense is a completely different animal than what Oregon has seen so far this season. Cristobal said the Cardinal not only plays sound schematic football, the players are very disruptive. The defensive linemen are big and physical. The linebackers are extremely sound tacklers. They won't easily get juked out in space and certainly are not going to get run over by UO's smallish group of running backs. 

On the back end, Stanford has usually deploys large defense backs that are very physical. No difference this season, Cristobal said. They could give Oregon's receivers some problems with their physicality. 

Cristobal has preached becoming more physical at the line of scrimmage. The offseason program and practices are designed to improve the team in that area so it can meet head on with a team such as Stanford.

Of course, we heard all of that last year and even the final two years under former offensive line coach Steve Greatwood during the Mark Helfrich era. 

Now it's time for this "new," more physical approach to prove itself and actually become more productive. 

"It has to," Cristobal said. 

If not, Stanford will be proudly waiving its Cardinal flag in Autzen Stadium. 

Five reasons why Oregon vs. Stanford is worth the hype

Five reasons why Oregon vs. Stanford is worth the hype

The undefeated No. 20 Oregon Ducks get the opportunity to upset No. 7 Stanford at home in front of the nation, in prime time (5 p.m. on ABC). The winner will take the early lead in the race for the Pac-12 North Division, be the front-runner for Pac-12 champion and announce its presence as a college football playoff contender.

Here are 5 reasons why this game is worth the hype:

1. Heisman Trophy hopefuls and Sunday’s potential stars:

This match-up is basically an NFL scout’s dream. Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and Stanford running back Bryce Love are both potential first round NFL draft selections. Saturday is a chance for either (or both?) to put themselves on the top of draft boards and forefront of Heisman Trophy talk. Who will seize it?

Love is a 2017 Heisman Trophy runner-up. An offensive weapon with quick change of pace and explosive speed, at any moment he can burst through a hole and take it the distance. The senior sat out last week with an undisclosed injury, but will return against Oregon. Against the Ducks in 2017, Love reached the 100-yard rushing mark in less than five minutes (ouch!), and finished with 147 yards on 17 carries before leaving the game early in the third quarter.

Love isn’t the only Heisman Trophy hopeful throwing up statistics. Oregon is averaging 42.9 points per game in quarterback Justin Herbert’s 18 career starts.  He is tied for second in the nation with 12 touchdown passes in 2018. Through his first 19 games, Herbert’s 4,450 career-passing yards are the most all-time for an Oregon quarterback. Yes, even more than Marcus Mariota, who had 4,401 yards through 19 games.

It’s not just Herbert and Love that could shine on Sundays, eight of the top-100 NFL prospects will be on the field this Saturday. Jalen Jelks is left off of CBS’s list but is ranked as the 21st best prospect by NFL.com.

 

2. Oregon and Stanford; It’s like looking in the mirror...?

Oregon and Stanford’s star players have more in common than you might think. Besides being potential first-round draft picks, Herbert and Love both are biology majors that aspire to be doctors. In fact, Love decided to forgo the 2018 NFL Draft in part to finish his undergraduate degree so that when his NFL career is over he can made a quick transition to medical school.

Both teams want to control the line of scrimmage. Stanford coach David Shaw’s physical approach has proved successful, his career record for the Cardinal is 76-22. Two weeks ago the Cardinal sacked USC quarterback JT Daniels four times. 

Oregon coach Mario Cristobal’s smash-mouth approach emphasized weight-room gains for linemen and the entire Ducks team; including running back Tony Brooks-James(15 lbs) and Herbert (20 lbs).

(Side note- Oregon’s offensive line must win in the trenches to give Herbert a chance against a Cardinal defense that has allowed a nation’s best average of only 7.7 points per game.)

Both Oregon and Stanford are coming off of lackluster victories. The Ducks’ closer-than-expected 35-22 victory over San Jose State exposed uncertainty at the running back position while Herbert had an uncharacteristic performance and tossed two interceptions. The Cardinal were without Love in a 30-10 home win over UC Davis.

“We’re just really focused on Stanford and playing a great game,” linebacker Troy Dye said. “Our goal is to take the Pac and win the Pac-12, so we just have to go out there and start off on a great foot and get a win.”

 

3.  Eugene will be rockin’

I can guarantee one thing for Saturday. Autzen Stadium is going to bring it. Ducks fans have been waiting a long time for a match-up like this.

It’s perfectly timed with the University of Oregon's academic calendar. Classes begin next week, bringing students to Eugene (and Autzen's student section) just in time for this weekend's game.

Saturday will mark the 10th time the Ducks have hosted ESPN’s College Game Day. It'll also be the first time since September of 2014, against Michigan State, Oregon has been highlighted as the national game of the week. The show will air from 6-9 a.m. on ESPN, and will be staged in the grass area of Oregon's memorial quad. More info here.

Oregon is a 2-point underdog and it’s a night game. That is a combination for a rowdy Autzen Stadium, and Cristobal wants nothing less.

"It's very welcome. It's exciting," said Cristobal. "Autzen is unmatched as it is, now throw in the extra ingredient of GameDay, ABC, and everything that goes with it. We expect, we want, and we need Autzen to be Autzen at its finest. We expect that to happen."

 

4. A brief history lesson to boil your blood

Over the last decade, Oregon and Stanford are 4-4.  The teams have rich history of spoiling the other’s seasons.

It started in 2009 when unranked Stanford and freshman quarterback Andrew Luck uprooted the then-No. 7 Oregon’s first season under head coach Chip Kelly, handing the Ducks their only loss in conference play.  

The next season, revenge was sweet for the Ducks. 2010 was the year Oregon blasted the entire conference en route to the national championship game.

In 2011, the Cardinal were riding a 17-game home winning streak and Luck was a Heisman front runner. No. 6 Oregon handed undefeated No. 3 Stanford its first loss on the season and ending its BCS Championship Game hopes.

2012, not so sweet for Oregon. David Shaw got his first win in the series when No. 14 Stanford shut Autzen Stadium down in overtime with a 17-14 victory over the undefeated No. 1 Ducks.

For the second-straight year, in 2013, Oregon was undefeated heading into the Stanford game. Duck quarterback Marcus Mariota was limited due to a knee injury. The Ducks lost 20-26, putting Stanford into the Rose Bowl for the second season in a row.

In 2014, Mariota was healthy and No. 5 Oregon smoked Stanford 45-16 on their way to the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Oregon’s last victory over Stanford came in 2015 when the unranked Ducks upset No. 7 Stanford 38-36 at Stanford Stadium, keeping the Cardinal out of the Playoff.

The Cardinal has dominated in the last two matchups.

Stanford pummeled Mark Helfrich’s final Oregon team 52-27 during the 2016 meeting at Autzen.

Last season, Stanford destroyed Oregon under Willie Taggart, 49-7, in a game in which the Ducks were without Herbert and with plenty of penalties (nine for 109 yards).

 

5. Future

We are barely midway through September but the first game under the lights for Oregon could have some major future implications for the Ducks.

A win would give the Ducks a chance to make a run at the Pac-12 North title, and legitimize the idea that Oregon is back as one of the Pac-12's best teams. Not to mention, upsetting Stanford (in Nike swag) would play well on the recruiting trail.

“You need to meet a team like this head-on,” Cristobal said. “You have to play your best football.”

Among the prospects in Eugene on Saturday will be 5-star quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, who announced his visit on Twitter.

Uiagalelei is the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the 2020 class, according to 247sports.  

There is a lot on the line, it’s show time for Oregon.

Week 2 ProDucks: Royce Freeman reaches milestone; Marcus Mariota ailing

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Week 2 ProDucks: Royce Freeman reaches milestone; Marcus Mariota ailing

Denver rookie running back Royce Freeman scored his first touchdown in the NFL on a one-yard run against Oakland on Sunday. 

Freeman finished with eight carries for 28 yards rushing, a dip from last week's 71-yard performance against Seattle. 

Quarterback Marcus Mariota did not play against Houston because he could not properly grip the ball in this right hand due to an elbow injury suffered the previous week against Miami. Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel said Mariota's status for this week at Jacksonville remains up in the air. 

Cleveland cornerback Terrance Mitchell continues to have a strong season. On Sunday, he had five solo tackles and forced two fumbles while recovering one during a loss at New Orleans. 

Kansas City receiver De'Anthony Thomas contributed to another win. He returned a punt 48 yards and recovered a fumble on special teams in a win at Pittsburgh. 

San Francisco's former Oregon defensive ends continued to play well. Arik Armstead had three solo tackles, including one for loss, and two quarterback hurries against Detroit. DeForest Buckner had five solo tackles, with one sack and two quarterback hurries. 

Watch out for Kiko Alonso. He is off to a great start with Miami. In Sunday's win over the New York Jets, Alonso had 13 solo tackles and forced two fumbles. 

There are 20 former Ducks currently on NFL rosters and practice squads. Scroll below to find out how they performed over the weekend. 

Below is a team-by-team list of former Ducks, Beavers and others from around the state, currently on NFL rosters If we've missed anyone, please let us know with an email to AaronFentress@CSNNW.com:

 

 ARIZONA CARDINALS

None. 

 

 ATLANTA FALCONS

 

Score: Atlanta won 31-24 over Carolina.  

  • Andy Levitre, Oregon State, guard: Started at left guard but was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a torn triceps suffered against  Carolina. Levitre will likely miss the rest of the season, according to reports. 
  • Rocky Ortiz, Oregon State, running back: Started at fullback and appeared in 12 plays on offense and five on special teams. 

 

 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Score: Lost 34-23 at Cincinnati.

  • Randin Crecelius, Portland State, guard: The undrafted rookie free agent is on the practice squad. 
  • Patrick Onwuasor, Portland State, linebacker: Started at linebacker and had eight tackles, three solo. Also had one quarterback hurry.  

 

 BUFFALO BILLS

 

Score: Lost 31-20 to the Los Angeles Chargers. 

  • Kyle Peko, Oregon State, nose tackle: Is on the team's practice squad.  
  • Jordan Poyer, Oregon State, safety: Started at safety and had seven tackles, six solo. Also recovered a fumble and had two tackles for loss. 

 

 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Score: Lost 31-24 at Atlanta. 

  • David Mayo, Texas State (Scappoose H.S.), linebacker: Started at outside linebacker and had two solo tackles. 

 

 

 CHICAGO BEARS

Score: Won 24-17 over Seattle. 

  • Kyle Long, Oregon Ducks, guard: Started at right guard. 
  • Ryan Nall, Oregon State (Central Catholic H.S., Portland), running back: Is on the team's practice squad. 

 

 

 CINCINNATI BENGALS

 

Score: Won 34-23 over Baltimore. 

  • Jake Fisher, Oregon Ducks, offensive tackle: Appeared in one play on offense and four on special teams. 

 

 

 CLEVELAND BROWNS

 

Score: Lost 21-18 at New Orleans.  

  • Terrance Mitchell, Oregon Ducks, defensive back: Started and had five solo tackles and forced two fumbles and one recovery. 

 

 DALLAS COWBOYS

 

Score: Won 20-13 over the New York Giants. 

 

 DENVER BRONCOS

Score: Won 20-19 over Oakland. 

  • Royce Freeman, Oregon Ducks, running back: Scored his first NFL touchdown from one yard out. Carried the ball eight times for 28 yards. 

 

 DETROIT LIONS

 

Score: Lost 30-27 at San Francisco. 

 

 

 GREEN BAY PACKERS 

None. 

 

 HOUSTON TEXANS

 

Score: Lost 20-17 at Tennessee.

  • Brennan Scarlett, California and Stanford (Central Catholic H.S., Portland): Started at the "Jack" linebacker and had three solo tackles. 

 

 

 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

 

None. 

 

 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

 

None. 

 

KANSAS CITY

 

Score: Won 42-37 at Pittsburgh. 

  • Steven Nelson, Oregon State, defensive back: Started at right cornerback and had eight tackles, four solo, and defended one pass. 
  • De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon Ducks, wide receiver: Had a 48-yard punt return and recovered a fumble. Last week, Thomas forced a fumble on special teams. 

 

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Score: Won 31-20 at Buffalo. 

  • Tyrell Williams, Western Oregon (Cascade H.S., Turner), wide receiver: Started and caught three passes for 48 yards. 

 

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS

 

Score: Won 34-0 over Arizona. 

  • Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, wide receiver: Caught seven passes for 159 yards. 
  • Johnny Hekker, Oregon State, punter: Punted twice for 102 yards, an average of 51 yards per punt. Also made a 20-yard field goal and an extra point. 
  • Troy Hill, Oregon Ducks, defensive back: Played but did not have a tackle. 
  • Sean Mannion, Oregon State, quarterback: Did not play. 
  • Johnny Mundt, Oregon Ducks, tight end: Appeared in six special teams plays. 
  • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska (Grant H.S.), defensive tackle: Had one assisted tackle and one quarterback hurry.  

 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

 

Score: Miami won 20-12 over the New York Jets.

  • Kiko Alonso, Oregon Ducks, linebacker: Started at outside linebacker and had 13 solo tackles and two forced fumbles. 

 

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

 

Score: Tied 29-29 at Green Bay in OT. 

  • Mike Remmers, Oregon State, offensive tackle: Started at right tackle and played all 73 offensive snaps. 

 

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Score: Lost 31-20 at Jacksonville.  

  • Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech (West Salem H.S.), punter: Punted four times for 222 yards, an average of 55.5 yards per punt. 
  • Kenjon Barner, Oregon Ducks, running back: Inactive. 
  • Patrick Chung, Oregon Ducks, safety: Had three solo tackles. 

 

 

 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

 

Score: Won 21-18 over Cleveland.  

Max Unger, Oregon Ducks, center: Started at center.

 

 NEW YORK GIANTS

 

Score: Lost 20-13 at Dallas. 

  • Jonathan Stewart, Oregon Ducks, running back: The backup carried the ball twice for one yard. 
  • Aldrick Rosas, Southern Oregon, kicker: Made two field goals of 28 and 38 yards.   

 

 

NEW YORK JETS

 

None. 

 

 OAKLAND RAIDERS

 

None. 

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

 

Score: Lost 21-18 at Tampa Bay. 

  • D.J. Alexander, Oregon State, linebacker: Had one tackle on special teams.  
  • Haloti Ngata, Oregon Ducks, defensive tackle: Appeared in 36 snaps and had one assisted tackle. 
  • Isaac Seumalo, Oregon State, guard: Appeared in four offensive snaps.

 

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

 

Score: Lost 42-27 to Kansas City.   

  • Kameron Canaday, Portland State, long snapper: Appeared in 10 special teams plays.  

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

 

Score: Won 30-27 over Detroit. 

  • Arik Armstead, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Started at right defensive end. Had three solo tackles, one for loss, and two quarterback hurries. 
  • Victor Bolden Jr., Oregon State, wide receiver:  Did not play. Serving four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. 
  • DeForest Buckner, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Started at left defensive end. Had five solo tackles with one sack an two quarterback hurries. 

 

 

 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

Score: Lost 24-17 at Chicago. 

  • Ed Dickson, Oregon Ducks, tight end: Out with an injury.  
  • Dion Jordan, Oregon Ducks, defensive end: Played but did not record a tackle. 

 

 

 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

 

Score: Won 21-18 over Philadelphia. 

  • Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State, running back: Had five carries for 13 yards.  

 

 

 TENNESSEE TITANS

 

Score: Won 20-17 over Houston.  

 

 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Score: Lost 21-9 at home to Indianapolis. 

 

Best and Worst from Oregon's victory over San Jose State

Best and Worst from Oregon's victory over San Jose State

Yes, No. 20 Oregon remains undefeated heading into Pac-12 conference play with it’s 35-22 victory over San Jose State (0-3). Did the good outweigh the bad in the closer-than-expected victory? You be the judge.

THE BEST

Hey, a win is a win: The victory extended Oregon’s home non-conference win streak to 23 games.
 The Ducks have won 23 of last 25 games as a ranked team at home
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Oregon’s run defense: Oregon held the Spartans to 29 rushing yards on 28 carries. The Ducks are holding opponents to 2.2 yards per carry over last five games.

Don’t mess with Justin Hollins: The outside linebacker recorded a team-high eight tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one interception. He has a tackle for loss in seven straight games and a sack in all three games this season.

Ugo Amadi is everywhere: The senior safety provided a spark on special teams, returning three punts for 100 yards, including one 57-yard return that was just short of a touchdown. On defense he finished with a team-high eight tackles and two pass break-ups. 

Jevon Holland, remember the name: The freshman safety recorded his first career interception with a first quarter pick.

Red zone warrior, Cyrus Habibi-Likio: When the Ducks need a running back to punch in a touchdown, they look to the freshman. Habibi-Likio scored twice against San Jose State and has four touchdowns on five carries this season.

Limited injuries: Right guard Dallas Warmack and left tackle Penei Sewell both suffered ankle injuries on Saturday but coach Mario Cristobal said the were full-go Sunday in practice and 100 percent healthy. Brenden Schooler (concussion protocol) will be evaluated today. Kicker Adam Stick, who has missed the first three games, is expected to return for Stanford.

 

THE WORST

Justin Herbert’s uncharacteristic performance: Herbert was intercepted twice by the nation’s second worst pass defense in San Jose State. He seemed uncomfortable in the pocket, forcing too-tight throws and underthrowing receivers. The tight score kept Herbert in the game until the final minutes, when freshman Tyler Shough took his place.

Braxton Burmeister injured: The backup quarterback was on the sideline with crutches after undergoing a minor procedure on his knee. Cristobal expects him to return in two weeks.

Running back uncertainty: Oregon’s six scholarship running backs got playing time on Saturday but only rushed for an average carry of 2.7 yards, totaling 134 rushing yards. Cristobal says the staff is going to make the running back position very competitive this week for carries. While Tony Brooks-James is the starter, the rest of the rotation will depend on this week’s practices.

 

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