Saturday, September 19, 2009

Good Luck Ducks, Week 3: Utah


Utah was the 45th state admitted to the Union. Almost everyone in the state lives in one concentrated area and a great majority of the state's residents subscribe to a particular religion. In that particular area is a university, and that university happens to own the longest top level college football winning streak in the entire nation. And that team happens to be the Oregon Ducks next opponent.

I'm not going to make any wild predictions about this game. These posts are for luck more than anything. I think that, based on the first two games of the season, no one can really say how good (or not so good) this team will be at the end of the season. Normally, you would expect a Mountain West team to feel overmatched on the road at Autzen Stadium, but this is no ordinary Mountain West team and I feel like we still haven't seen the best of the Ducks.

Akili Smith turned out to be a great college quarterback and was the first player in my memory from the northwest to even draw so much as a mention in the Heisman Trophy race. It was really upsetting to see him flame out in the NFL with the Bengals, even moreso than Joey Harrington's NFL experience.

As with the first two games, today's game is on national TV. Check out ESPN during the traditional 12:30 PDT start time if you're football-curious.

2 comments:

kevincrumbs said...

That class of QBs ended up being horrible, including West Linn's very own Cade McNown.

madding said...

McNown wasn't horrible in college, unfortunately.

Oregon QBs have rough luck in the NFL. Well, some of them probably haven't been that great, either.