Oregon is terrible on fourth down. The Ducks have converted on just seven of 18 fourth-down plays this year. Their 38.9 conversion rate ranks 10th in the Pac-12, behind struggling teams like Colorado and California.
Welcome to the second half. Greg in Salt Lake City writes: "If you don't like where you are in the Power Rankings, play better." Oh, like maybe beat No. 5 Stanford? Done. Wait, that didn't really help.
So which Ducks deserves a helmet sticker for a job well done? Marcus Mariota, QB: While Mariota wasn't terribly sharp early against Colorado, he still put up huge numbers. He completed 16 of 27 passes for 355 yards with five touchdown passes and no interceptions.
When from our better selves we have too long Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop, Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, How gracious, how benign, is Solitude. Arizona may get news from the NCAA on Notre Dame transfer Davonte' Neal's eligibility soon.
Changing the perception of a league is no easy task. And for the Pac-12, bucking its offense-first image may never happen. As long as Oregon keeps gobbling up points by the minute and yards by the mile; as long as Rich Rodriguez does what RichRod does and there are Air Raids and Bear Raids about, offense will always be associated with the Pac-12.
about 113 days ago | Kevin Gemmell | Washington Huskies
With the release of today's ESPN 150, here's a look at 10 top targets for Oregon in the 2014 class. 1. CB Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) 5-foot-11, 183 pounds ESPN 150 Rank: 5 Why they want him: Probably the smoothest athlete in the West since Oregon star De'Anthony Thomas, Jackson could be an elite corner or a game-changer in the slot.
about 238 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks
With one of the best cornerback tandems in school history on the current roster, the Oregon Ducks are sitting pretty at one of the most important positions on the field. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Terrance Mitchell are both eligible to leave for the NFL after the 2013 season.
about 283 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks
The Oregon Ducks will enter the 2013 season having lost a possible top-five pick to the NFL draft, the No. 2 rusher in the Ducks' history and two all-league linebackers. The loss of Dion Jordan, Kenjon Barner, Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay will hurt, but potential losses after the 2013 season could sting a lot more.
about 284 days ago | Brandon P. Oliver | Oregon Ducks