Saturday, September 25, 2010

Good Luck Ducks, Week 4: Late Night Desert Fight

5th-ranked Oregon opens conference play tonight against the Arizona State Sun Devils down in the desert. The temperature at kickoff is expected to be in the mid to high 90s, even with the late start time. ASU's leading receiver is Aaron Pflugrad, a former Duck who transferred when his father was fired as receivers coach when current Ducks coach Chip Kelly took over the team a couple of summers ago.

I'm expecting a fairly high scoring game, even though the Ducks have only allowed one touchdown all season. I do hope the high powered offense can get off to a fast start to let the defense take over and shut the Sun Devils down. We'll see. We've already seen some crazy stuff today, with UCLA dominating Texas in Austin. Arizona State looks tough, so it will be an interesting test for the Ducks, although I expect them to be no match for the Ducks' D.

Here's a report on what happened last time the Ducks were in Tempe:

Game time is 7:30 PDT with national coverage on FSN. It's worth staying up for, trust me!

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