Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week Two, by Casey Mitchell

This is Casey Mitchell guest blogging for ST today. After leaping to no.4 in the nation following the route of Arkansas State, the Ducks are now focusing their attention on the Bulldogs of Fresno State. In freshman QB Marcus Mariota's first start, he showed off his ridiculously accurate arm and decision making, and there have even been talks of him possibly being the greatest signal caller in UO history. That may turn out to be true, but I'm not going to jump to that assumption after one half of football against a sub-par opponent. I really liked what I saw out of him and I can't wait to see some more of him this week. But the player that I REALLY enjoyed watching was Colt Lyerla. It seemed like every time he touched the ball it took the entire defense to bring him down. Along with DAT's strong performance, this offense looks like they picked up right where they left off. Coming off of a disappointing 4-9 season for the Bulldogs, they would love to crash the party and upset an elite team like Oregon. Although it's been a rough couple of years for them, this is a program that has had some success in the past and have played the Ducks tough. They are no Arkansas State, but I really just don't see them giving Oregon any fits. Prediction -- Ducks 49  Bulldogs 20

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