Saturday, November 5, 2016

Good Luck Ducks, Week 10: Business

Two unranked teams just doing some business on the field. 

The Ducks may just have a quarterback on their hands. A week after throwing a record tying 6 touchdowns, Justin Herbert tied another school record with his 489 passing yards last week as Oregon finally got back in the win column by outgunning the Arizona State Sun Devils. Airing it out on nearly every possession may be the only way this team can win, as the defense has proven to be ineffective and the normally rock solid running threat Royce Freeman has been stuck in the mud after getting injured earlier this season.

Today the Ducks hit the field to take on USC, another similarly humbled team that had larger aspirations at the beginning of the season. Unlike Oregon, however, USC pulled it together earlier in the season and has a winning record (5-3) compared to Oregon's 3-5 mark. A win today would be another step in the right direction for a Ducks team that still has an outside chance at becoming bowl eligible, while USC still has an outside shot at a Pac-12 South title. These are big stakes, but not the usual kind of stakes you would see in an Oregon/USC meeting.

It'd been awhile since an Oregon win, so let's look at some highlights from last week's 54-35 victory over ASU.

Game time is 4:00 PDT with national coverage on ESPN. Go Ducks!

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