No. 23 Oregon looks to keep rolling hosting Portland State
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.
Oregon coach Mario Cristobal is thinking about the unthinkable.
If Justin Herbert were to get injured again this fall, the Ducks need to have a backup quarterback who is prepared to keep the ship afloat in the rough Pac-12 seas.
Quarterbacks are on display at Oregon’s spring game
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.
Justin Herbert was the star of Oregon’s scrimmage on Saturday in Portland.
But the starting quarterback made most of his big throws against the Ducks’ second-team defense.
Demetri Burch was an all-conference quarterback who ran for nearly 2,000 yards and 25 touchdowns during his final two seasons at Apopka (Fla.) High School.
Most of his recruiting interest came from college coaches who saw him play wide receiver in seven-on-seven camps.
Braxton Burmeister was expecting to watch Justin Herbert put on a show from his front-row seat throughout his freshman season at Oregon.
The cozy redshirt was only going to be pulled in case of emergency.
Pima College safety Haki Woods recently announced he’d be re-opening his recruitment only 10 days after verbally committing to Arizona.
When Oregon offered Woods a scholarship the next day, Arizona fans directed their ire — again — at Willie Taggart.
While the Arizona Wildcats have their QB in Khalil Tate, injuries and uncertainty plague Oregon
It’s nice to have stability at the most important position in sports.
The Arizona Wildcats have it now, with Khalil Tate having taken over at quarterback and run his way into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Oregon, their opponent Saturday, is still seeking it.
Freshman safety Scottie Young Jr. could return for Arizona Wildcats at Oregon
Notes and takeaways from Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez’s weekly Monday news conference at the Lowell-Stevens Football Facility:
The Ducks are experiencing some early turbulence on the planned flight back to the top of the Pac-12 standings.
SEATTLE — Most of Saturday’s announced crowd of 70,572 was stuck in a sea of taillights exiting Husky Stadium during the fourth quarter.
SEATTLE — It sometimes rains at Husky Stadium.
And for the second consecutive season, the Huskies poured it on the Ducks.
Justin Herbert wasn’t healthy enough to play, Braxton Burmeister’s good start didn’t last and Oregon was drubbed 38-3 by No. 12 Washington on a cold, rainy Saturday night.
SEATTLE — Oregon’s offense has no surprises without Justin Herbert.
For the fourth week in a row, the Ducks threw for less than 75 yards and ran on nearly three-fourths of their plays during a 38-3 loss to Washington on Saturday night at Husky Stadium.
It has been a gloomy October on the gridiron for Oregon and Utah.
Entering Saturday’s matchup at Autzen Stadium (2:45 p.m., Pac-12 Networks), the Ducks (4-4, 1-4) and Utes (4-3, 1-3) are a combined 0-6 this month.
Utah, Oregon face challenges heading into Saturday’s game
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — While Justin Herbert's appearance in pads at practice this week was tantalizing, a more pressing matter for Oregon was preparing for Utah.
Herbert started the season at quarterback for the Ducks but fractured his collarbone in a 45-24 victory over California on Sept. 30. Oregon (4-4, 1-4 Pac-12) has lost three straight without him.
Quarterback Braxton Burmeister was days away from enrolling at Arizona in January when new Oregon coach Willie Taggart offered him a scholarship. Burmeister now is the Ducks’ starting quarterback.
Braxton Burmeister is expected to start his fourth consecutive game at quarterback for the Ducks with Taylor Alie serving as the backup.
But even with a fractured collarbone, Justin Herbert has looked tantalizingly good throwing passes in practices this week.
Willie Taggart looked on with a smile as Justin Herbert feathered a series of deep passes into the arms of wide receivers during Tuesday’s practice.
Oregon’s starting quarterback looks as good as ever wearing a red non-contact jersey over his shoulder pads.
Coaches are always expressing the importance of playing for all 60 minutes.
Unfortunately for the Ducks, the football cliché is true: Teams are required to come out of the locker rooms after halftime.
PASADENA, Calif. — Braxton Burmeister had two minutes to celebrate his second-longest completion of the season.
Then a 37-yard pass to Dillon Mitchell was overturned upon review during the second quarter of UCLA’s 31-14 win over Oregon Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
PASADENA, Calif. — Marcus Mariota’s final performance here was as majestic as the stunning backdrop.
Starting a game at the Rose Bowl is something Braxton Burmeister probably daydreamed about growing up in La Jolla, Calif.
The circumstances that have led to the true freshman’s ascension to the top of Oregon’s depth chart are a nightmare scenario for coach Willie Taggart and his coaching staff.
Taylor Alie was the next man up.
For a little over two quarters.
Oregon’s fifth-year senior took over for the injured Justin Herbert against California but suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the 45-24 win on Sept. 30.
Falk has 3 TD passes, No. 11 Washington State beats Oregon
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Eleventh-ranked Washington State can add a road win to this season's resume, finally.
Luke Falk threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns and the Cougars held Oregon scoreless after the first quarter for a 33-10 victory Saturday night at Autzen Stadium.
The Cougars (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) were on their first trip after quirky scheduling gave them their opening five games in Pullman. The team is off to its best start since winning seven to start the 2001 season.
No. 11 Washington State goes on the road to face Oregon
No. 11 Washington State (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) at Oregon (4-1, 1-1), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FOX)
Oregon QB Justin Herbert out with fractured collarbone
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert is out "for a while" because of a fractured collarbone, coach Willie Taggart said Monday.
Taggart also said at his weekly news conference that junior linebacker Kaulana Apelu is out for the season with an ankle fracture.