Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

Duckburgers in Madrid’s Swanky Mercado de San Antón

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

It’s a real pain to watch football at 3am, but Oregon has never been tastier.

Daily Axe Preview: Stanford-Oregon

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.

Autzen Stadium, the stage for Saturday's mega-game. (Image via Wikipedia)

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Now begins the final lead-up to this Saturday’s Stanford-Oregon game in Eugene. By this point, you’ve probably heard much too much about the game’s pomp and circumstance, so we’ll forego mentioning the ABC national telecast, ESPN College GameDay, or the fact that the victor will secure a place in the nation’s top 5 teams, become the favorite to represent the PAC-10 in the Rose Bowl, and will have a legitimate chance to play in the BCS National Championship Game. Whoops: we just mentioned all of that. But from now on, we’re just talking football. So without further hype, apprehension, or ado, let’s talk about what’s going to happen on Autzen Stadium’s pinstriped turf (enjoy the Beethoven).

It would be silly to expect a defensive shootout, à la last week’s Alabama-Arkansas barn burner, from these two West Coast powers. Stanford and Oregon are both in the country’s top 5 in average scoring, and Oregon leads the nation with just under 58 points scored per game. The Ducks rely upon the run game to fuel their spread option offense, and that should not change on Saturday. Oregon averages almost 317 rushing yards per game (that’s good for 4th in the US of A) and features sophomore tailback LaMichael James, who is a premier running back by every measure. James leads the PAC-10 in rushing despite missing Oregon’s Week 1 game due to injury. He’s undersized (5′ 9″, 185 pounds) but speedy and agile as hell. (more…)