Sunday, September 25, 2011

Grading the Ducks vs Arizona

This edition of the Oregon Ducks offense may be the best yet, for two reasons: they have fewer negative plays, with the offensive line developing some great consistency in pushing the pile and creating lanes, and they are better at getting out of a negative situations.

Against Arizona the Ducks only faced 9 third downs all night and converted four of those, and when they missed, they converted two out of two on fourth down. The running game was relentless and versatile, with a record-setting day by LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner providing a hard-running counterpunch, and Darron Thomas picking his spots perfectly cutting back into the center of the defense.

photo left: LaMichael James was at his darting, tough-running best against Arizona last night, setting school records for rushing and all-purpose yards. (photo from the UCLA game in James redshirt freshman season, 2009)

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