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@duckusuckers The runner stepped out after a 9-yard gain, but the refs gave Christian Powell credit for a 39-yard run. Probably wanted the Buffs to feel better about themselves--great goal line stand by the defense.

19 hours, 41 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/pitch-perfect-mariota-curtain-call-caps-stellar-senior-day-as-ducks-rout-buffs-44-10.html

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@BRukus Tyrell Crosby started at right tackle. Yruretagoyena played, but Pierson did not. Ducks had 265 yards rushing and gave up two sacks, a good job, and they should be healthier for Oregon State.

20 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/pitch-perfect-mariota-curtain-call-caps-stellar-senior-day-as-ducks-rout-buffs-44-10.html

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@AnthonyJosephGomes Winston has 19 tds and 13 picks this year. He's not in the top five for the Heisman this time around, and shouldn't be. 


http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11924950

20 hours, 12 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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@ATLDuck Career excellence used to mean more in the Heisman race, but that was before the era of instant communication and 24 hr sports news. Marcus' main drawback is his steady, unspectacular excellence--Duck fans love him, but he's so smooth and consistent that his numbers don't jump off the page nationally. He distributes the ball and makes great decisions, not likely to throw for 500 yards and 6 touchdowns or beat someone with a fourth quarter drive. Most of Oregon's games are decided by the 3rd period.

20 hours, 16 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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@zduckfan That hit was scary, crash-test dummy recoil. I was really shocked he stayed in the game.

20 hours, 22 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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@ATLDuck Good point about Perine's big day, which takes some of the momentum out of Gordon's Heisman push. The Wisconsin freight train had 31 carries for 200 yards Saturday, giving him 2109 for the year, 519 behind Sanders. He'll need a big day against Minnesota to set up a run at the record, a showdown with Ohio State and an opportunity to overtake MM in the final leg, and it seems like much less of a threat now. But man, that's a lot of rushing yards.

20 hours, 22 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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@zduckfan A delightful moment, Charlie Pape'  just being a kid in a roomful of "adults" who take football far too seriously. You ought to write that story.

20 hours, 26 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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@zduckfan @Dale Newton Stevens did a great job at center yesterday for the Ducks, the first he's played the position since 2008. Had a great block pulling on Royce Freeman's first touchdown run.

20 hours, 37 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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@DryDuckin SB Durant visited today along with cornerback Octavius Spencer, offensive linemen Shane Lemieux and Jake Hanson and safety Marquise Doherty. Durant is the kind of big, mobile hitter who'd be perfect pairing up with the improving Joe Walker in the middle of next year's defense.

20 hours, 38 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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@SonomaDuck Most encouraging sign with the defense is that they held Nelson Spruce, who came into the game with 99 receptions, to 2 catches for 16 yards. In fact the Buffs leading receiver on the day was a running back, with 4 catches for 26. Key to duplicating that effort against OSU is getting pressure on Mannion. He is a much different quarterback when he can't settle in the pocket.

20 hours, 53 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/pitch-perfect-mariota-curtain-call-caps-stellar-senior-day-as-ducks-rout-buffs-44-10.html

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@duckusuckers Good point about the personal fouls, and the growth in the Bruins, who are a much better team than they were in October. The worst part about the personal fouls is that they were all of the dumb drive-extender variety, facemask, roughing the passer, late hit.

20 hours, 54 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/pitch-perfect-mariota-curtain-call-caps-stellar-senior-day-as-ducks-rout-buffs-44-10.html

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@DryDuckin SB Florida State might be a much tougher team in the playoffs, only because they've just discovered a running game in Dalvin Cook. 

20 hours, 56 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/pitch-perfect-mariota-curtain-call-caps-stellar-senior-day-as-ducks-rout-buffs-44-10.html

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I'm on assignment for the rest of the afternoon. Will have a game story tomorrow morning.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Point is good, and Ducks lead 13-0 in the 1st quarter.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Mariota keeps for a 45-yard touchdown, which will make the ESPN highlight tonight.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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PAC-12 refs are so inconsistent. Hill makes a nice breakup, but he has his arm wrapped around the receiver's back, no call. Kind of lucky.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Wheeler's punt fair caught at the 9, and the Ducks have a chance to get good field position IF they make a stop.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Mariota sacked, and the Ducks have to punt.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Ducks over midfield on a pair of Freeman runs. 3rd and 4.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Slant pass complete to Allen for a first down.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Gordon so far 14 carries for 39 yards as Wisconsin leads 16-3 at the half.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Joe Walker slices in for a sack on a rollout right, and that sets up a field goal attempt from 46, which misses. Big, heads-up play by Walker, and a good open-field tackle.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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13-yard run, with spotty tackling, nets another CU first down.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Screen for a too-easy first down. Linebackers slow to react, a problem for Oregon throughout the year. Last in the PAC-12 defending 3rd down, 45.4% conversions. And the Buffs convert again on 3rd and long, another screen.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Gehrke stumbles on a keeper, down with no contact. 3rd and 7

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Gehrke tosses a swing pass to Tony Jones for 7.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Good blocks by Brenner and Stevens on the touchdown play, a good sign for the restructured offensive line.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Freeman shakes off a tackle and steams into the end zone on the stretch play left, easy score, 6-0. Alie throws for two out of the spread formation but it's high and wide, point failed.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Ducks at the CU 20. Baylis drops a pass in the flat.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Freeman stuffed for no gain up the middle--no push at all from the patchwork o-line. Mariota flushed with no one open, scramble right, throws high. Mariota keeps on third down, short of the first, takes a shot to the head. Going for it on fourth, easy completion in the flat to Allen.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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End around to Allen for 21 yards and a first down, Ducks in Colorado territory. Mariota keeps for 12.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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10 yard return sets up the Ducks at their 32.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Keeper shut down by Tony Washington and Colorado lines up to punt to Charles Nelson.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Delay of game on 3rd and 8 as Gehrke tries to audible.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Gehrke getting the start for CU at qb--his first pass is high and right, and the Buffs have 3rd and 8.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Colorado dials up an onside kick on the opening kickoff. It caroms around and Nelson Spruce recovers for the Buffs. Autzen is LOUD.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Hamani Stevens starting at center. Doug Brenner will play left guard.

1 day, 18 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Tanner McEvoy with a 45-yard keeper for Wisconsin. Entire Iowa team followed Gordon. Extra point is hooked wide. UW 9-3 over Iowa. Gordan watch: 9 carries 31 yards. Needs 91 today to go over 2000.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Stanford up early on Cal with a 2-minute touchdown drive.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Jordan Gehrke is taking the snaps with the first team offense for Colorado as the team warms up.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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Early update from Iowa City: 3-3 tie Iowa-Wisconsin. Gordon starts with 5 carries for 12 yards in the first quarter.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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@SonomaDuck Got banged up in practice. Doubtful today. Has been bothered by an injured shoulder that will require surgery in the off season.

1 day, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/a-senior-day-festivus-for-the-rest-of-us.html

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@FunkyDucky Thanks Funky. Part of the reason I write about the Heisman every week is so I can make fun of the ESPN guys.

2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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@KuhlDuck Mariota has said repeatedly he filters out Heisman talk, and that winning a national championship or a Super Bowl means way more to him. I believe him--he cares about winning games.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://duckstopshere.com/uncategorized/mariota-is-oregons-all-time-greatest-but-gordon-is-going-to-steal-the-bronze-doorstop.html

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