EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — It’s pretty simple: if the Oregon Ducks want even a chance to get into the College Football Playoff field, they have to keep winning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a swell of momentum from seven straight victories, the route to the College Football Playoff is increasingly clear for No. 7 Oregon.
No. 7 Oregon (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) at Southern California (5-3, 4-1), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (FOX).
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Ducks are well aware of their recent history against Washington State.
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon found itself uncharacteristically scoreless at halftime against California, senior linebacker Troy Dye took it upon himself to deliver a halftime...
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — As soon as the final whistle blew, the Oregon players rushed to the corner of the end zone to celebrate with the large contingent of Ducks fans that made the trip to...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon tight end Cam McCormick will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
McCormick dressed and participated in warmups before the Ducks' games against Nevada...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The No. 15 Ducks may have that high-profile loss in the opener to Auburn but the good news is that they haven't dropped a Pac-12 game — unlike a pair of their northern...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 11 Oregon (9-4 last season) vs. No. 16 Auburn (8-5), in Arlington, Texas, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Expectations are high for the Oregon Ducks this season, from both outside the team and from within.
Quarterback Justin Herbert opted to stay at Oregon rather than bolt...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — When Justin Herbert looks at the arc of his career at Oregon, he sees it through the lens of the team as a whole.
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal figures the Ducks will have 19 days of traditional fall camp before they'll have to start preparing for Auburn.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) — Before the Oregon Ducks made the spring trip north to Hillsboro on Saturday, coach Mario Cristobal shared some concerning numbers from the past three seasons.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert did just enough to keep his streak intact for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Make it an impressive 28 and counting for Oregon's quarterback, the longest active streak in the nation among FBS schools.
That it turned out to be the Ducks lone score in their 7-6 win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl only emphasized why coach Mario Cristobal was smiling after Herbert's decision earlier this month to bypass the NFL draft.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal got a big win in bowl season even before the Ducks took the field.
Star quarterback Justin Herbert announced he's returning for his senior year, immediately turning Oregon into a playoff contender. With all 11 starters expected back next season, the Ducks (8-4) will get a big head start on 2019 when they close this season on Monday in the Redbox Bowl against Michigan State (7-5).
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon landed five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux on the first day of the early signing period.
The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Thibodeaux, who is from Westlake Village, California, was ESPN's top overall prospect and the highest-ranked signee in Oregon's history.
Thibodeaux was recently named All-USA Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today. He chose Oregon over Alabama, Florida and Florida State. He first announced his decision Saturday.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal says redshirt freshman running back CJ Verdell is just "scratching the surface" for what he can become.
Verdell ran for 187 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught a scoring pass as Oregon defeated Oregon State 55-15 Friday in a Civil War victory that was marred by quarterback Justin Herbert's first-half injury.
Unlike past years, not a whole lot is on the line for this Friday's Civil War game between Oregon and Oregon State.
No Pac-12 championships, no Rose Bowls. The Ducks look to perhaps improve their bowl prospects. The Beavers' season ends regardless of the outcome.
There's talk every season about how the Pac-12 cannibalizes itself.
Just last week, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal used the word following the Ducks' 34-20 loss to Washington State in Pullman. Then Oregon fell 44-15 on the road at Arizona on Saturday, which was marked by dramatic conference upsets.
After the chaos, the Cougars were still the only one-loss Pac-12 team left, and they have only a longshot of making the College Football Playoff.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon's bid to win the Pac-12 North took a hit with last week's loss to No. 14 Washington State.
The No. 19 Ducks are still in the hunt, but a loss at Arizona on Saturday night could all but take them out of the race.
No. 25 Washington State hosting No. 12 Oregon has more significance than many may have expected early in the season.
The game will be key in determining which program stays alive in the hunt for the Pac-12 North title, which appeared to be a race between Washington and Stanford when the season began. All four programs now seem to be very much in it at the halfway mark.
At the midway point of the college football season, the Pac-12 has already been eliminated from the College Football Playoff debate.
Washington has two losses. So does Stanford. Oregon is the highest-ranked team at No. 12 in the AP Top 25, but has a terrible resume for playoff consideration. And the South is absent from the rankings.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mario Cristobal knew he could talk about all the ways he wanted to remodel Oregon and get the Ducks back into being an elite program.
At some point there needed to be validation. There needed to be the tangible proof what Oregon's first-year coach was trying to sell was working.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Mario Cristobal sprinted down the sideline beginning for a timeout. If Oregon was going to announce it was back among the elite of the Pac-12 Conference after a couple of down years, the coach wasn't about to risk a pass when it was obvious for the Ducks to do just that.
The Ducks were going to run. And they were going to give it to their young star running back seeking a bit of redemption for the mistake he made the last time Oregon was in a big game.
Closing out a victory when you have the ball and a narrow lead with time running out can require some math proficiency and a little creativity.
Two Pac-12 games last week show just how challenging things can get.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he spent the week telling the No. 20 Ducks the importance of focusing on San Jose State with Stanford looming next weekend.
Oregon emerged Saturday with a somewhat lackluster 35-22 victory over the surprising Spartans.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For his first outing of the season, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert had six touchdowns — five via pass and one on the ground. There's a possibility that against Portland State on Saturday he won't be in the game long enough to get as many.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert completed just 10 passes, but five of them were for touchdowns against Bowling Green.
"I like that ratio," Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said. "Let's keep that going."
Herbert ran for another score to finish with six touchdowns to lead No. 24 Oregon to a 58-24 victory on Saturday night. He finished 10 of 21 for 281 yards and the five passing TDs were the most for a Duck in a season-opening game.
Coach Mario Cristobal set a serious tone for No. 24 Oregon in discussing Bowling Green this week.
The Ducks may be 32-point favorites at home on Saturday, but Cristobal was thoughtful in his assessment of his season opener. And one thing that concerns him is the Falcons' Air Raid-style offense.
Bowling Green (2-10 last season) at No. 24 Oregon (7-6), 8 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network)
Just 12 months ago it was the start of the "Willie Taggart Era" in Eugene. Now it's Mario Cristobal's turn.
The team's former co-offensive coordinator is embarking on his first season at the helm of the Ducks. Taggart, meanwhile, is doing the same at Florida State after a one-year tenure at Oregon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herm Edwards is back in college football for the first time since 1989, but the Arizona State head coach understands success starts with a dominant defensive front.
"The one that always holds up in defense is you've got to knock the quarterback down," Edwards said at Pac-12 media day. "You've got to storm the castle and hit the guy."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — With Justin Herbert already set as Oregon's starting quarterback, some of the focus at the Ducks' spring game was on other positions.
Like his backup. And his receivers.
The spring game was split into two sides, Team Thunder on the offense and Team Lightning on the defense. Points were awarded for different tasks, like touchdowns, and the Thunder came out on top 59-34.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon opens spring practice on Wednesday under coach Mario Cristobal. But before he even got his preview press conference underway on Tuesday, he shared his thoughts on another Oregon team, the sixth-ranked women's basketball team.
The Oregon women are coming off their first-ever Pac-12 tournament championship and are expected to host first-round games for the NCAA Tournament. The selection show is on Monday.
Willie Taggart's lone season at Oregon may well be remembered for what-ifs.
The most prominent among them: What if quarterback Justin Herbert had been healthy? But also: What if Taggart had decided to stay?
What's known is that Oregon's 2017 season was disrupted by Herbert's broken collarbone that kept him sidelined for five games, during which the Ducks went 1-4. The sophomore quarterback returned for the final two regular-season games, which the Ducks won to become bowl eligible.