Washington vs. Oregon: Live Score, Analysis and Results
Oregon 52, Washington 21, Final
The Ducks faced little resistance from the Huskies tonight. Washington showed an ability to move the football, but could not keep up with the explosive Oregon offense.
With Oregon's win, the Ducks have put together a strong case for the No. 1 ranking in the country. It will be hard for them to dethrone Bama from the top spot, but if the Ducks continue to dominate against these quality teams then they may not be far away from the top spot in the country.
Here are ten things we learned from the Ducks win over Washington tonight. Take a look.
Five Post-game Thoughts
1) Oregon can run on anybody. The Ducks ran wild against the Huskies and made their strong defensive front look very weak Saturday night. 299 yards rushing for the Ducks shows how many weapons this team has on the ground.
2) Marcus Mariota is a very good quarterback. The Ducks may be filled with superstar running backs and a strong defense, but do not overlook their quarterback. Mariota took care of the football for most of the night, made accurate throws, and showed an ability to escape from the pocket and run when needed.
3) Washington running back Bishop Sankey can play. He was one of the bright spots for Washington tonight and had a great game with 104 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
4) You have to contain Oregon to negative yards on some plays to win. It seems like the Ducks picked up positive yards on every play tonight. To win, you need to force them into third and long and make them throw tough passes.
5) Alabama and Oregon would make a great National Championship Game.
That's a wrap from Eugene.
Oregon 52, Washington 21.
The Ducks face little opposition from the Huskies tonight, and make a strong case that they should be the No. 1 team in the country instead of the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Oregon and Alabama appear to be on a collision course for the National Championship Game. Both teams have looked unstoppable so far this season. Still a lot of games left on the schedule though. Lots of stuff could and will happen between now and January.
The Huskies add an irrelevant touchdown here in the final minute of this game to make the score look a little more respectable. Still a blowout here in Eugene though, Ducks lead it 52-21.
With this win Chip Kelly will reach 40 wins in his career. This is extremely notable because this is only his fourth year as the head coach of the Ducks. 40-6 overall record for Kelly at Oregon.
Chip Kelly and the Ducks have made a massive statement to the college football world tonight with this blowout win over the Huskies.
Oregon punts for only the second time tonight against the Huskies. Washington will get one more chance to move the football here in a game that has perfectly according to plan for the Oregon Ducks.
Huskies go over 100 yards of penalty yardage with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Desmond Trufant.
Huskies drive down the field, but come up short as the pass is tipped up in the air and picked off by Oregon. Ducks force the Huskies fifth turnover of the game, and are in complete control down the stretch against the Huskies.
The Duck strike on a Byron Marshall touchdown run making it worse here in Eugene. Ducks now up 52-14 midway through the fourth quarter.
And if somehow the Huskies were holding onto any last bit of hope, it has been crushed now. Mariota throws another touchdown pass to Lyerla, and the Ducks are now up 45-14.
Third Quarter Breakdown
Oregon- Slowed things down slightly in the second half, but still showing a relentless attack even with a 24 point lead. The Ducks are not just going to let the clock run out on the Huskies and walk away with a win. They want to dominate.
Washington- Huskies continue to show an ability to move the football against this Oregon defense, but they lack the big plays. It is a slow methodical process for the Huskies to move down the field, but they are going to need to pick up the pace if they want any chance to make it closer.
The Washington Huskies continue to kill themselves with penalties. Two late hits now, and overall six penalties for 77 yards on the night. Frustration seems to be mounting for the Huskies.
Bishop Sankey with a very impressive touchdown run. He refuses to go down short of the endzone. At least the Huskies continue to show their pride, and fight hard against a far superior Oregon team.
38-14 Ducks lead.
It looks like Washington definitely belongs in the Top 25, they just do not have the speed to match up with Oregon. Good Washington team, but a rough night against the Ducks.
Washington moves into Oregon territory for the fifth time tonight. So far though, they have only been able to come away with one touchdown from all those trips.
FIELD GOAL OREGON!
The Ducks can not cash in for a touchdown on third and goal, but they make a 28 yard field goal to go up 38-7 on the Huskies midway through the third quarter.
Huskies do a great job containing Mariota, but then hit him way late out of bounds for a 15 yard penalty. Things are about to get really ugly in Eugene it looks like.
Huskies unable to get anything going on the first drive. Time to see how aggressive the Ducks will be in the second half with a 28 point lead.
Second half is underway in Eugene. Rough start as the Huskies almost cough it up to the Ducks right away. Huskies need to score on this drive if they want any chance of a miracle rally.
Three Important First Half Stats
1) Three Washington Turnovers- The Huskies have been killed by turnovers. A muffed punt, a pick six, and a fumble by Keith Price have killed chances for the Huskies and set up great opportunities for the Ducks.
2) Oregon 159 Yards Rushing- The Oregon running attack has set the Ducks up with great opportunities on second and third down all night long. It has also allowed them to open up their passing game more, which has allowed them to convert on some deep shots down the field.
3) Washington 206 Total Yards- The Huskies can move the football, but they have not been able to cash in for enough points. They need to cash in more in the second half.
1) Chip Kelley Defies Convention- The Ducks frankly do not care if run an offense different then what most teams do. They will go for it on fourth down, go for two point conversions whenever they want, or deep passes down the field when they are up by 28 with 30 seconds left in the half. The Ducks love to be fast and unpredictable and we have certainly seen that tonight.
2) Washington Not Fast Enough- The Huskies have a pretty good defense, but they do not have the speed to keep up with Oregon. The Ducks are killing them with runs up the middle, and when the Huskies drop everybody back into coverage to cover all the Oregon weapons, Mariota takes off and runs.
3) Oregon vs Alabama on the Horizon- The Tide and Ducks have been the two most dominating teams so far in the regular season. There is still a long way to go in the season, but right now the stifling Alabama defense and the high flying Oregon offense would make for an unbelievably entertaining National Championship Game.
Mercifully the first half ends for Washington without any further damage done.
Oregon leads 35-7 heading into halftime.
Oregon showing a relentless attack here in this game. Up by 28 with 30 seconds left in the half the Ducks throw deep down the field and get a pass interference call. They refuse to let up at all on the Huskies.
Are they respecting the fact that they think Washington can comeback in this game, or just trying to earn some "style points"?
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