Saturday, September 25, 2021

Good Luck Ducks, Week 4: Wildcat Fever

Oregon opens conference play with some #Pac12AfterDark action. 
The only real Ducks-related drama last week was when starting QB Anthony Brown Jr. didn't come out to start the second half, having taken a couple of shots near the head on the final drive of the first half. Two of their three highly touted freshmen ended up under center in the second half, but in the end it wasn't a factor and Brown is expected to start tonight. Oregon didn't show a lot against Stony Brook but didn't have to.

Tonight is the conference opener, which sees the Ducks face off against Arizona at Autzen Stadium. The Wildcats dropped all three of their nonconference games this year, including an embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks last week. They are also owners of the nation's longest losing streak (15). Still, this is a conference game, and any matchup against Arizona shouldn't be taken for granted. Crazy things can happen in the Pac-12 in the late timeslot. We all know this.

Oregon still has some injuries to deal with, especially on the defensive side. Will Kayvon Thibodeaux return to the field? The outlook is hazy, but apparently he's launched his own cryptocurrency, so that's... something. Look for the third-ranked Ducks to open up the playbook a bit tonight after keeping things pretty vanilla looking in two of their first three games.

Series History: Oregon leads it 27-17, with a 34-6 win in their last meeting two seasons ago.

Opponent Talk: Wildcats fans are predicting blowouts of several flavors.

Justin Herbert was nearly perfect (go figure) in the last meeting between these two squads.

Game time is 7:30 PM PDT on ESPN. Go Ducks!

1 comment :

  1. Arizona fans were right. It was a blowout indeed (well... at least in the 4th). Congratulations on another win!


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