Oregon football found a way to win versus the Cougars using the run and heavily. Travis Dye and Byron Cardwell both had two touchdowns and Quarterback Anthony Brown was a dual-threat showing off his feet to the tune of 123 yards on the ground, leading the team in rushing. He also had a touchdown.
The game was broadcast on ESPN and if the picture did not look up to par, you were right. The Worldwide Leader in Sports decided to send their worst satellite truck to Autzen Stadium to cover the game. We can hope for a better viewing experience this week as Oregon travels to Salt Lake City.
We know that Oregon will face the Utes this week at 4:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ABC. It will be the Ducks’ fourth appearance on ABC this season. Their first was against Ohio State. Following the win over the Cougars, Oregon moved up in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls, which should help keep them in the mix for the College Football Playoff. The third College Football Playoff rankings will be released on Tuesday evening.
There is a good chance that Oregon and Utah will meet not only Saturday but again in the Pac-12 Championship in December. According to ESPN, both teams are putting up 35 points per game. Oregon is averaging 441 yards per game. Utah 438 yards per game. It is clearly the best game in the Pac-12 Conference this season.
The game time for Oregon and Oregon State to close out the regular season will be announced off a six-day hold. Teams can be placed on this hold four times this season. This is the fourth time the Ducks have to wait until game week to know when they will play.
The Oregon State matchup with the Ducks on Saturday, Nov. 27, will either be at 12:30 p.m. or an unofficially official night game at 5 p.m. The 7:30 slots have been taken by BYU/USC and Cal/UCLA.
I fully expected that being as highly ranked as they are, that national attention will be on Oregon Football the rest of the way. Again, the Ducks visit Utah on Saturday. The kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on ABC.