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QB Justin Herbert calmly leads resilient No. 7 Oregon

Nov. 5, 2019 7:09 PM EST

Probably the best example of Justin Herbert's influence over No. 7 Oregon came after the Ducks fell behind to USC last weekend. The team gathered midway through the first half and collectively decided there was no reason to panic. Herbert led the effort by example, as he has time and again in his senior season....

Herbert leads No. 7 Ducks past USC 56-24 to 8th straight win

Nov. 3, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon's defense began the game by giving up a 16-play touchdown drive. Justin Herbert then threw only his second interception since last November. The Ducks had barely survived back-to-back close games in the previous two weeks, and their winning streak appeared to be in peril again...

No. 7 Oregon takes winning streak, playoff hopes to face USC

Nov. 1, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

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. In fact, the Ducks might be facing the biggest remaining obstacle in their path Saturday night when they visit Southern California, which still has...

No. 7 Oregon puts 7-game winning streak on the line at USC

Oct. 31, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

No. 7 Oregon (7-1, 5-0 Pac-12) at Southern California (5-3, 4-1), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Oregon by 4 1/2. Series record: USC leads 39-20-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oregon has played its way into College Football Playoff contention with a seven-game winning streak, but the Ducks won't stay there unless they...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: 3 ways of deciding who is No. 1

Oct. 28, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

One of the tightest votes in Top 25 history seems to come down to three philosophies: Like the team with the best resume, based on the number of victories against high-level competition? LSU is for you. Like the team that has been the most dominant? Ohio State is probably your team. Like to take the approach that...

Washington St has won 4 straight in the series with Oregon

Oct. 25, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Ducks are well aware of their recent history against Washington State. The Cougars (4-3-1-3 Pac-12) have a four-game winning streak in the series that resume Saturday in Eugene. The No. 11 Ducks (6-1, 4-0) got locked in on Washington State as they walked off the field in...

Edwards exceeds expectations, Kelly disappoints in 2nd year

Oct. 22, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

When Chip Kelly and Herm Edwards were hired, many praised UCLA for being able to beat Florida for Kelly's services and criticized Arizona State for hiring a former NFL coach who had not been on the sidelines since 2008. Nearly two years later those perceptions have changed. Edwards has the Sun Devils on the cusp...

Herbert rallies No. 12 Oregon past No. 25 Washington 35-31

Oct. 19, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For all he's accomplished in his Oregon career, Justin Herbert had never faced the challenge of rallying from this much of a deficit, on the road and against the Ducks' most hated rival. Doing so would all but lock up the Pac-12 North, keep Oregon on the very fringes of the College Football...

King of the North? No. 12 Oregon visits No. 25 Washington

Oct. 18, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A year ago, Jacob Eason sat on his couch in Seattle and watched on television as a sea of yellow and green enveloped the field at Autzen Stadium after Oregon got the better of its northern neighbors. Eason couldn't do anything that day other than watch since he was sitting out a year after...

No. 12 Oregon's defense off to historic start

Oct. 16, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio says Oregon's defense in practice is as good as — or even better than — some of the teams the Ducks have faced so far. "It's like game day, every day out there in practice. Game day," he said. Oregon's D has been revived under new defensive...