Actually, everyone wants to talk about what the Utes did to the Ducks in Autzen of all places. This was also huge for Whittingham in the grand scheme of things.
The Rebels could be No. 1 now on the strength of having the most impressive victory (at Alabama) and will be an obvious pick if they beat Florida in the Swamp on Saturday.
The latest honorees are quarterback Travis Wilson and punter Tom Hackett.
“I’m not going to keep using my finger as an excuse, you guys know what it is”, said Adams, who blamed himself for the slow start to the loss. The Bruins did not disappoint in the desert spotlight.
Regardless of whether they get the spotlight, the Hoosiers’ fast start is helping Ohio State. No. 19 USC went to Tempe and laid some hurt on Arizona State, winning 42-14. This will take a little of the sting off of the Stanford loss until their next true challenge. Things will get tougher for the Buffs but they’ll enter conference play with confidence which hasn’t been seen in sometime for fans in Boulder. Have fun watching it. According to OregonLive.com, that, combined with Bellotti’s watching Northwestern use the read-option to trample Arizona State in “04, led to him to abandon the Ducks” long-used pro-style offense.
The USC dynasty had plenty of close calls over the years, and while the Stanford upset of then No. 1 ranked Trojans was more of a shock, Hinton is right on the money when he talks about the feeling that we had just witnessed the end of an era in that Ducks’ upset. “I just wasn’t making the throws that I needed to make, that I usually make”, Adams said.
Oregon – The Ducks looked as bad as they have since those dark days in 2007 after Dennis Dixon got hurt. Neither quarterback could fill the void Saturday night as Oregon fell 62-20 to the #18 Utah Utes.
Adams struggled, too. The senior transfer from Eastern Washington completed just two of seven pass attempts before he was replaced by Lockie, Marcus Mariota’s backup last season. Utah scored the most points ever for a visiting Oregon opponent, surpassing Washington State’s 55-16 defeat of the Ducks at Autzen in 2003.
In the second half, Lockie threw two interceptions and the Oregon defense continued its woes. It has been 30 years since the program gave up as many points as it did to Utah.
The Tide gets a chance to put all that talk about being a fading dynasty to bed against Georgia – at least until its next big game.
UCLA crushed Arizona 56-30, which saw the Bruins rise to No. 7 and Arizona fall out of the AP Top 25 altogether. Douglas had not played this season for the Blue Devils.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Oregon Ducks are now projected to play in the Royal Purple Bowl on December 19.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 25 Missouri found a little more offense than last week and seemed on the verge of putting something together against Kentucky. He was intercepted twice and sacked four times. Can they do it again? Cal, Utah and UCLA are the only undefeated teams remaining in the Pac-12.The Utes can be a legit contender in the South division if the newfound passing game continues to flourish.The offense really feeds off how Im playing, Wilson said.
In the wake of Saturday’s defeat to Utah that knocked the Ducks from the AP top 25, UO coach Mark Helfrich has stressed to the team that “our response is all that matters”, a message he reiterated after Oregon’s return to practice Monday.
Who is Oregon’s starting QB?
From the looks of it, the Utes integral cog is shaping up to be Wilson.