Saturday, September 21, 2019

Good Luck Ducks, Week 4: Let the (Conference) Games Begin!

Oregon opens the nine-game conference schedule at Stanford. 

It's never easy to start the conference schedule on the road, especially against a thorny team like Stanford. (You know, the whole "Tree" thing.) The Cardinal have been struggling, however, while Oregon cruised to victory in their last two games. Of course, there is plenty of stuff to work on, particularly the running game and short yardage situations. Things always come into focus more after the conference games begin.

After an opening week squeaker over Northwestern, Stanford dropped back to back games against USC and UCF in recent weeks by heavy margins. If the Oregon defense can keep going at the pace they're on, this seems like a rare road game that shouldn't prove to be all that difficult. Of course, comparing the Stanford offense (led by senior QB K.J. Costello) to Nevada or Montana doesn't seem all that fair. I would expect Oregon to be challenged on both sides of the ball, at least initially. The Ducks have dropped three straight to Stanford, but I would be surprised if that streak continues tonight. Last season's loss still stings too much.

  • Luke Skyywalker's Crystal Balls say: Stanford has one of the top law schools in the nation, and Luke (and the Crew) know quite a bit about First Amendment law. And what I do in my house, you might not do in your house
Game time is 4:00 PDT on ESPN. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe will be on the call. Go Ducks!

1 comment:

Fuji said...

Oregon owns Stanford :(