Saturday, September 16, 2023

Good Luck Ducks, Week 3: Hawaii Time

The Ducks host the Rainbow Warriors in their final nonconference test. 
After making it through a close one in Texas last week, the Ducks are back in Autzen tonight to face Hawaii. While the game shouldn't quite be the laugher that the first game against Portland State was, it's expected that this will be more of a tune-up for the conference slate than a major challenge. Of course, Hawaii brings a big passing attack and plenty of talented receivers.

Every season is a brand new thing, and this year it looks like Oregon has no trouble moving the ball, which is fairly expected. The down side of this, at least so far, is that the defense also seems to have no trouble with the ball... moving. Yikes. While Texas Tech was certainly a quality opponent and a road win against another Power 5 opponent is something to be celebrated, I am not convinced that it's too early for concern at least on that one side of the ball.

Here's to hoping that tonight's game is more on the side of prep work for the coming weeks instead of a stressful time against an unfamiliar foe.

Notes and other things:
  • I'll have more on this gas station sponsored Ducks trading card set on another date. I can't find a checklist online, so I'm probably going to convince myself to pick up the whole set on eBay just to catalog it fully, which means I'll end up with a bunch of dupes. Are there any weird card collecting Ducks fans out there like myself?
  • Ducks Ranking This Week: 13 (AP). Oregon is holding steady, as there's only been one big upset per week so far. Clearly, this trend won't continue.
  • Bo Nix Heisman Watch: I mean, he's only ranking third out of other Pac-12 players in some guy's ranking this week, but at least he's in the conversation! Bo Nix still seems to me like the most college player of all college players at this point, which would make it a shame if he didn't win some big college award for all of his college contributions. College!
  • Game time is 5:00 PDT on the Pac-12 Network in Eugene. Go Ducks!


  1. Is the set made up of just current players, or did they include some past greats too?

    1. I believe it's only current (well, 2022) players. It's supposedly a whopping 100 card set.


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