If you like electrifying speed and wacky playbooks, then Oregon is the team for you.
Led by some of the most explosive running backs in the game, Oregon relies on a successful running game to eventually open up passing opportunities. Running backs Kenjon Barner (94) and De'Anthony Thomas (90 overall; 96 speed) make up one of the best tandems in NCAA Football '13.
Starting QB Bryan Bennett is surprisingly rated very well in NCAA '13. His overall rating of 88 combined with his speed (88) and throwing accuracy (91) make him one of the best dual-threat QB's in the game.
The Ducks' offensive line is also one of the best in the country. Led by All-Americans Nick Cody (91) and Carson York (92), the Ducks' line as a whole averages a 88 rating.
The wide receivers are the weakest part of this offense. Though speedy and athletic, Oregon's receiving corps does not feature one player whom defenses really need to double-team. However, give the players open space and they'll take it the distance everytime.
Oregon's defensive line is solid, but not extraordinary. Dion Jordan is rated the highest among the group with an 89 overall rating. The rest of the line averages an 83 rating. That is not bad, but it's not great.
The linebackers are very athletic and pin opponents behind the line consistently. Because Oregon's playbook consists of a bunch of blitzes, these athletic linebackers can reach the opposing ball-carrier or quarterback quickly.
The secondary is one of the team's strengths. FS John Boyett is a playmaker who, when asked to blitz, can make incredible plays. The starting CB's, while good, aren't the game's most elite. The secondary as a whole averages an 84 rating.
Oregon has one of the best special teams units in the game.
De'Anthony Thomas returns kickoffs and punts and is a threat to take it the distance every time he has the ball due to his incredible speed.
Kicker Anthony Maldonado is a solid player, and kicks the ball into the back of the endzone on almost every kickoff.
FS #20: John Boyett
RB #24: Kenjon Barner
ROLB #46: Michael Clay
LG #77: Carson York
RT #61: Nick Cody
You should play with Oregon if:
1) You're willing to spend time perfecting the hurry-up offense and learning the play book.
2) You like to run the ball more than you like to pass it.
3) Like Ricky Bobby, you want to go fast.