What at awesome game. There were so many things I had hoped to see in that game and got to….De’Anthony take a kick return for a touchdown…check
Colin Klein get sacked…check
Colin Klein get intercepted…check
Marcus get a touchdown…check
Kenjon get a touchdown…check
The Ducks dominate and win…check, check
That opening kick return could not have made me happier. And the shock on the faces of the K-State fans was pretty funny…After the game they said De’Anthony was clocked at almost 26 mph…Yikes!
Another wonderful season as a Duck fan has come to an end…we will see what next year has in store for us…If we have a new head coach, I will enjoy watching Chip on Sunday’s along with LaMichael and all the others…(mostly just the Oregon ones on that list:)
Owen needs to get that “O” a little more rounded…
OSU…our pants are still down to you…5 years in a row:)
We enjoyed watching the Ducks as they took care of business with the Beavers. It is always a good game, but it was nice when we pulled away and stomped on them a bit…
Grandma and Grandpa Ruby came up and watched the game with us…lots of green and yellow!
#5 University of Oregon Ducks – 48
#15 Oregon State Beavers – 24
Well, the last “Oh Ducks” post that I did was on November 20, 2011 when we lost to USC because our kicker shanked it…
This year our kicker hit the upright and it bounced in instead of through.
The moral of the story? There are several…
1. Get a decent kicker if you expect to be in the running for the National Title. It doesn’t always matter if you recruit the best quarterback or running back or whoever, sometimes a kicker can be useful and it would be nice to have one that can kick a field goal from more than the 10 yard line.
2. Score touchdowns and only use your kicker for point after kicks…If we didn’t ever need to kick a field goal, it wouldn’t matter if we had a decent kicker. (I fear this is their actual plan).
3. Don’t pin all your hopes on a group of 18 year old boys. They are human and can’t always be crazy football rock stars.
4. If you are crying in the stands over this loss…you might need to re-prioritize your life. I know the cameramen love to find the poor desolate college girls who are crying, we watched it at Alabama last week…but come on, seriously, tears?
5. Chocolate chips and decaf help the tummy ache that comes at the end of OT.
These kiddos have seen as many Duck losses in their entire lives as we usually saw in the first half of one season when we were kids.
The Ducks are still awesome! And we’re still having fun. And the Civil War game is next Saturday…
#2 University of Oregon Ducks – 14
#13 Stanford Cardinal – 17
Ok, are you ready? I have several new pics that I took on the iPad last night…The kids were a bit goofy…Not super happy about the picture quality…is that what iPad pics always look like? Or was it me?
Since it was a late game, the kiddos were only to watch a bit of the game before bedtime…and it was the stressful part!
Yikes, even though we have had many other games this season with a closer scores, this game felt much closer to me than the final score implies. And there were some scary injuries that had me feeling a little nauseous…Not cause they were gross, I hate seeing these guys get hurt, and some of our best ones at that…
We’ve got to say “Gig ‘Em Aggies” (whatever that means). Thanks for beating Alabama:)
GameDay will be at the Duck game against Stanford on Saturday. Woohoo! And as I am writing this the Ducks were just ranked #1 in the AP polls…Yippeee! We’ll see about the BCS, I bet we’re #2. Those computers just don’t get us.
#3 University of Oregon Ducks – 59
University of California Golden Bears – 17
What a game! It feels like we have finally had a real game in our season. USC put up a good fight and it was nice to see our starters play the entire game for once. Kenjon and Marcus had an amazing game! The Ducks scored the most points against USC, ever! Yeehaw!
“Sixty-two points? At the Coliseum? By a football team other than USC?…Nine touchdowns? In front of more than 90,000 screaming fans? By the guys who were being screamed at?” –Bill Plaschke, LA Times
#4 University of Oregon Ducks – 62
#17 University of Southern California Trojans – 51
The above pic was from a Go Ducks day last year, it is fun to see how the kiddos have grown in just one year….
I have to admit we didn’t actually tune in to all of this weeks game. It was such a blow-out that we did some errands during the game…We did watch the replay of it with Danny since he missed the game hunting for elusive deer.
We are getting pretty excited for this weekends game against USC:)
#4 University of Oregon Ducks – 70
University of Colorado Buffaloes – 14
The Ducks totally dominated Arizona State last night. I am always a little torn when they come in and blow a team out of the water and then play all of their 3rd and 4th string guys in the second half…I want the score to really reflect the blow-out that it is…But, those guys are sure getting good playing experience. And I guess that’s not a very good sportsman-like attitude on my part:( I’ll work on that…
Owen’s favorite players this year are our quarterback, Marcus Mariota, and of course De’Anthony Thomas. During each game he talks about playing football for Oregon when he grows up…At dinner this conversation occurred:
Owen: “Grace, do you want to be a cheerleader?”
Grace: “I don’t know.”
Owen: “But if you are a cheerleader then you will get to see me.”
Me: “Why will she get to see you?”
Owen: “Cause, when I’m a grown up I am going to play football for the Ducks.”
(turns to Grace and says) “and if I see you Grace, maybe I’ll come and pick you up!”
#3 University of Oregon Ducks – 43
Arizona State University Sun Devils – 21
Saturday’s game was another late one. I forgot to take pictures. So I dipped back into the “Go Ducks” Archives to pull out a blast from the past…
This pic was from “Go Ducks #5″ in 2007. We also happened to play Washington State and it was our 5th win of the season, just like this year…We beat them 53-7. Grace was 3 and Owen was 7 months old. Grace had just started her first year of preschool. My how the time flies…
Saturday’s game was a little rocky to start, but the second half was great…Go Ducks!!
#2 University of Oregon Ducks – 51
Washington State Cougars – 26
Well, that was an amazing game! Instead of a crazy first half and an alright second half, the Ducks had an alright first half and an insane second half. The defense was fantastic and didn’t even let the other team score!
And Danny got a couple of videos at the game….
The first is when the Oregon Duck comes in on a Harley followed by the football team…
The second is the fans singing “Shout” from Animal House, which was filmed in Eugene…
#3 University of Oregon Ducks – 49
#22 University of Arizona Wildcats – 0