Saturday, September 24, 2011

Good Luck Ducks, Week 4: Watch Out For Flying Objects

Oregon faces their first road test this week in their first conference game as a member of the newly reconfigured Pac-12 Conference. One could easily count the LSU game as a road game, but it technically wasn't. One could also easily never remind me of that game again and I would be perfectly fine with that.

The last time Oregon visited the so-called Zona Zoo has to rank up there with one of the greatest Ducks football games I have ever seen. It was the highlight of the brief Jeremiah Masoli era as he led the team to a seemingly impossible comeback after the "Zoo" flooded the sidelines prematurely, waiting for a celebration that would never be. I don't think I've ever had a more satisfying sports moment, aside from the Cardinals clinching World Series win in 2006, than seeing the students have to climb back up into the stands and go home with their tails between their legs. Oh, and some jackass Wildcats fan knocked one of the Ducks cheerleaders out by tossing a nearly full water bottle at her head. Nice.

Tonight's game should be an interesting one. Arizona's senior quarterback Nick Foles is one of the conference's elite and will probably get a chance to play on Sundays. His passing game has torn apart the Oregon defense in the past, but the Ducks have found a way to win each time he's faced them previously. Meanwhile, it will be fun to see how Oregon's passing game stands up to a worthy conference opponent after seeing Darron Thomas torch some lesser quality opponents.

Above footage from last season's Ducks/Wildcats shootout.

Game time is 7:15 PDT with national coverage on ESPN2. Go Ducks!

1 comment:

Sports Card Blog said...

We are doing well so far. Go Ducks!