Lucky 13 for Dawgs

The Washington Huskies decided that 12 straight losses to the Oregon Ducks was enough. The 5th ranked Dawgs rolled into Eugene last Saturday and showed that those days of Duck dominance were over. The Huskies hit early and very often on way to a 70-21 thrashing of the Ducks. Jake Browning led the way with a school record 6 passing touchdowns and two more on the ground.

Oregon DB Arrion Springs just gets a hand in to deflect this pass to John Ross.
Oregon DB Arrion Springs just gets a hand in to deflect this pass to John Ross.
The eagle circles the stadium during the National Anthem.
The eagle circles the stadium during the National Anthem.
A beautiful eagle took part of the pregame ceremonies.
A beautiful eagle took part of the pregame ceremonies.
The Ducks (or "Webfoots" on this day) take the field.
The Ducks (or “Webfoots” on this day) take the field.
Budda Baker picks off a pass on the first play of the game.
Budda Baker picks off a pass on the first play of the game.
Jake Browning points at the defender as he crosses the goal line on his first drive. The point earned him a 15 yard penalty.
Jake Browning points at the defender as he crosses the goal line on his first drive. The point earned him a 15 yard penalty.
John Ross with the touchdown in the corner of the end zone.
John Ross with the touchdown in the corner of the end zone.
John Ross with another beautiful touchdown grab.
John Ross with another beautiful touchdown grab.
Not sure what this play is called...
Not sure what this play is called…
Freshman Justin Herbert in his first start for the Ducks.
Freshman Justin Herbert in his first start for the Ducks.
Jake Browning scrambles for yardage.
Jake Browning scrambles for yardage.
Royce Freeman breaks free.
Royce Freeman breaks free.
Coach Pete has a concern for the referees.
Coach Pete has a concern for the referees.
Tony Brooks-James gets lifted up after a Duck score.
Tony Brooks-James gets lifted up after a Duck score.
Myles Gaskin lunges ahead for extra yards.
Myles Gaskin lunges ahead for extra yards.
Ready to pounce.
Ready to pounce.
Dante Pettis gets tripped up by a defender after a big gain.
Dante Pettis gets tripped up by a defender after a big gain.
Jake Browning exits the tunnel for the second half.
Jake Browning exits the tunnel for the second half.
Myles Gaskin breaks around the end for daylight.
Myles Gaskin breaks around the end for daylight.
Dante Pettis with a ridiculous one handed grab for a touchdown.
Dante Pettis with a ridiculous one handed grab for a touchdown.
Taj Griffin breaks away for a third quarter score.
Taj Griffin breaks away for a third quarter score.
Backup Tailback Jomon Dotson with a score late in the game.
Backup Tailback Jomon Dotson with a score late in the game.
Beautiful sunset over Autzen Stadium.
Beautiful sunset over Autzen Stadium.
The Dawgs were all smiles at the end of this one.
The Dawgs were all smiles at the end of this one.
The team sings "Bow down to Washington" to all the Husky fans that made the trip.
The team sings “Bow down to Washington” to all the Husky fans that made the trip.
Azeem Victor and Budda Baker.
Azeem Victor and Budda Baker.
Elijah Qualls flanked by Azeem Victor and Jared Hilbers.
Elijah Qualls flanked by Azeem Victor and Jared Hilbers.
Psalm Wooching had another monster game.
Psalm Wooching had another monster game.

 

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.

Ducks dominance over Dawgs reaches Dozen

Last Saturday night the Oregon Ducks came into town slightly wounded after being beat at home by the WSU Cougars. The Huskies were coming of a previous week upset of USC on the road. So it was a perfect storm for the Dawgs to finally end the 11 year reign of the Ducks on their home turf, right? Well… Not so fast. The Ducks finally had their playmaker QB Vernon Adams back from injury and we all know what a show he put on last time he was here with Eastern Washington. The Ducks jumped out early with two TDs and had a 10 point lead at the break and even though the Huskies put together a a couple of second half scores, they just couldn’t catch up and the Ducks went on to a 26-20 victory. The Huskies face a tough test next week as they head down to 10th ranked Stanford.

Royce Freeman
Royce Freeman
Darren Carrington skies over Sidney Jones for a TD.
Darren Carrington skies over Sidney Jones for a TD.
Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich.
Ducks Head Coach Mark Helfrich.
Chico McClatcher
Chico McClatcher
Royce Freeman
Royce Freeman
Myles Gaskin gets tripped up.
Myles Gaskin gets tripped up.
Vernon Adams
Vernon Adams
Myles Gaskin gets swarmed by the Ducks Defense.
Myles Gaskin gets swarmed by the Ducks Defense.
Jake Browning launches a pass.
Jake Browning launches a pass.
Chico McClatcher
Chico McClatcher
Lavon Coleman gets stuffed by the Ducks.
Lavon Coleman gets stuffed by the Ducks.
Lavon Coleman breaks away for yardage.
Lavon Coleman breaks away for yardage.
Jaj Griffin gets tripped up along the sidelines.
Jaj Griffin gets tripped up along the sidelines.
Bralon Addison busts up the middle of the defense...
Bralon Addison busts up the middle of the defense…
...and lunges into the end zone for a score.
…and lunges into the end zone for a score.
Myles Gaskin gets outside for good yardage.
Myles Gaskin gets outside for good yardage.
Vernon Adams throws on the run.
Vernon Adams throws on the run.
Jake Browning throws on the run.
Jake Browning throws on the run.
Two Ducks try to bring down Brayden Lenius.
Two Ducks try to bring down Brayden Lenius.
Fans in the last row of the end zone are silhouetted in front of the video board.
Fans in the last row of the end zone are silhouetted in front of the video board.
Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin
"The Leap" frame one
“The Leap” frame one
"The Leap" frame two
“The Leap” frame two
"The Leap" frame three
“The Leap” frame three
And, the landing.
And, the landing.
Vernon Adams throws on the run.
Vernon Adams throws on the run.
Taj Griffin tries to break free from the grasp of a Husky.
Taj Griffin tries to break free from the grasp of a Husky.
Royce Freeman shifts into second gear.
Royce Freeman shifts into second gear.
The crowd tries to urge on the Dawgs.
The crowd tries to urge on the Dawgs.
Elijah Qualls yells at the referee after a questionable call.
Elijah Qualls yells at the referee after a questionable call.
Myles Gaskin gets slammed to the turf by a duo of Ducks.
Myles Gaskin gets slammed to the turf by a duo of Ducks.
Jake Browning scrambles for yards.
Jake Browning scrambles for yards.
Coach Pete calls for a time out.
Coach Pete calls for a time out.
Jaydon Mickens hauls in a touchdown late in the game.
Jaydon Mickens hauls in a touchdown late in the game.
Mickens lets out a scream after the score.
Mickens lets out a scream after the score.
Jaydon Mickens and Vernon Adams congratulate each other after the game.
Jaydon Mickens and Vernon Adams congratulate each other after the game.
A victorious Duck points to his fans as  he leaves the field.
A victorious Duck points to his fans as he leaves the field.