It is the kickoff of the 2014 College Football season for the Oregon Ducks football team and my head might just explode with all the storylines one can follow for this game. First of all, there are several ‘firsts’. A new era in college football starts with the College Football Playoff this season and the top four teams in the end will battle it out for a ‘true’ National Title. The Oregon Ducks enter the game on Saturday missing a key piece in Wide Receiver Bralon Addison who was lost, for the time being, with an ACL tear. He will not play against South Dakota. That leads to a question at the Wideout position for Oregon, at least in my mind. We know that South Dakota is coming into this game ready to go, however Head Coach Joe Glenn knows his team will have a Defensive Challenge with the Oregon Ducks. Now some quick hits.
- Oregon Enters the 2014 Ranked #3 in the Associated Press Poll
- Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Will Look to Get Oregon Off to a Good Start and Not Fall into a November Slump
- Oregon Can’t Be Caught ‘Looking Ahead’ to the Showdown Next Week vs Michigan State
- (Spartans Took Care of Jacksonville State 45-7 on Friday Night in East Lansing)
Getting Caught Up in the Hype:
- Oregon vs South Dakota: Three Things I Will Be Watching - AutzenZoo.com
- Who Steps Up Alongside Marcus Mariota to Continue Dominance? - Bleacher Report
- Autzen Stadium Enhances Gameday Experience for 2014 -AutzenZoo.com
- Join the #EDNSports Family With Your Gameday Photos - Eugene Daily News
- Eagles Cut Several Former Oregon Ducks from Roster -AutzenZoo.com
In the Know: Gameday Hashtag: #USDvsUO AutzenZoo Quick Kickoff Weather: 67 degrees, Cloudy with Showers
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Oregon and South Dakota kickoff at 7:30pm Pacific Time on the Pac-12 Networks.