Ducks Drop Trojans

I made the drive down to Eugene early in the morning on a beautiful cold, crisp fall day to see the USC Trojans come in to Autzen Stadium to take on the Ducks. The teams were ranked #23 and #24 so it was sure to be a good matchup. Both teams still with an eye at the Pac-12 championship for their respective divisions. Vernon Adams stepped on the gas early and never let off going for over 400 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Trojans kept it interesting for most of the game, but just were not able to match the Ducks on this day with Oregon pulling away with a 48-28 victory over the Trojans.

 

The Duck Captains take the field.
The Duck Captains take the field.
The Trojans have a moment before the game starts.
The Trojans have a moment before the game starts.
The Ducks cheerleaders are electrifying!
The Ducks cheerleaders are electrifying!
Tyler Petite is wide open for an easy touchdown grab.
Tyler Petite is wide open for an easy touchdown grab.
USC tailback Ronald Jones gets to the outside for a TD.
USC tailback Ronald Jones gets to the outside for a TD.
Ronald Jones celebrates his score with teammates.
Ronald Jones celebrates his score with teammates.
Oregon Duck fans.
Oregon Duck fans.
JuJu Smith-Schuster battles for this pass ing the end zone with Ugo Amadi. The pass would be incomplete.
JuJu Smith-Schuster battles for this pass ing the end zone with Ugo Amadi. The pass would be incomplete.
Vernon Adams unloads a pass into the shadows.
Vernon Adams unloads a pass into the shadows.
Cody Kessler emerges from the shadows cast by the stadium.
Cody Kessler emerges from the shadows cast by the stadium.
Darreus Rogers spins away from a defender after a catch.
Darreus Rogers spins away from a defender after a catch.
Dares Rogers skies over two Ducks for a touchdown grab.
Dares Rogers skies over two Ducks for a touchdown grab.
Ducks TE Evan Baylis pulls away from the last Trojan defender on his way to the end zone.
Ducks TE Evan Baylis pulls away from the last Trojan defender on his way to the end zone.
Here's a familiar face! Marcus Mariota was on hand for the game with the Titans playing on Thursday.
Here’s a familiar face! Marcus Mariota was on hand for the game with the Titans playing on Thursday.
Trojan tailback Justin Davis breaks free of the defense.
Trojan tailback Justin Davis breaks free of the defense.
Trojan tailback Justin Davis turns towards the goal line.
Trojan tailback Justin Davis turns towards the goal line.
Ducks RB Royce Freeman finds a gap for yardage.
Ducks RB Royce Freeman finds a gap for yardage.
Vernon Adams congratulates his team coming off the field after a scoring drive.
Vernon Adams congratulates his team coming off the field after a scoring drive.
Kani Benoit soaks in cheers from the crowd after a score.
Kani Benoit soaks in cheers from the crowd after a score.
Oregon DL Jalen Jelks brings down Trojan QB Cody Kessler on a sack.
Oregon DL Jalen Jelks brings down Trojan QB Cody Kessler on a sack.
Ronald Jones spins away from the defense.
Ronald Jones spins away from the defense.
Vernon Adams uncorks a pass.
Vernon Adams uncorks a pass.
Dwayne Stanford gets lifted by his teammates after a touchdown.
Dwayne Stanford gets lifted by his teammates after a touchdown.
The line.
The line.
Adoree' Jackson breaks free for a score.
Adoree’ Jackson breaks free for a score.
Ronald Jones gets tripped up by a defender.
Ronald Jones gets tripped up by a defender.
Vernon Adams and Adoree' Jackson chat after the game.
Vernon Adams and Adoree’ Jackson chat after the game.
Autzen Stadium from midfield.
Autzen Stadium from midfield.

Author: Dave

Seattle-based sports photographer and Graphic Designer.