Friday, November 23, 2018

Good Luck Ducks, Week 13: Bury the Beavs!

It's Civil War time! 

It's time for the final game on the regular season schedule for the Oregon Ducks football team, and that means only one thing: it's time to face the Oregon State Beavers. The Beavers are about to wrap up another terrible season as they try to regroup from last year's sudden coaching change, while the Ducks have been all over the map this year. Last season's record 69-10 beatdown is still bound to be fresh in many player's memories, but things likely won't be so one-sided with the game being played in Corvallis this year.

Oregon came out hot and aggressive last week against Arizona State, looking a bit like their old selves, or at least starting to resemble the team that fought the Huskies to the death earlier in the schedule. Unfortunately, the second half saw things grind to a halt for the Ducks, who just had enough in the tank to hang on for the win. Win or lose today, just about every bowl scenario imaginable is still up in the air for the Ducks, aside from the big ones (Rose, Holiday, Alamo...)

Civil War games have historically featured some interesting things no one has seen during the regular season. The Ducks have won 9 of 10, so recent history should be on their side. However, their last trip to Corvallis ended in defeat, and Justin Herbert was the starting QB that day. I'm sure he's itching to leave his mark on the OSU field. Friday football, guys!

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Dillon Mitchell, who sits 36 yards shy of the Oregon all-time single season receiving yards record, scored twice in last season's blowout at Autzen.

Game time is 1:00 PM PST on FS1. Chris Myers and Evan Moore are on the call. Quack, quack, quack!

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