Oregon takes its toys out for a spin against Washington State and gets back on track
In their final conference game against the Cougars, the Ducks' talent showed that this doesn't always have to be hard.
EUGENE — A flyover of Autzen Stadium was scheduled ahead of kickoff between Oregon and Washington State on Saturday. Those jets never hit the skies though, poor visibility and a slight drizzle deterring the pre-game ceremony.
There was a moment there — a quarter, or so, but no more — when it looked like the Ducks might not take off either.
No. 9 Oregon (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) surged its way to the red zone on both of its first possessions against the Wazzu (4-3, 1-3) defense, but came away with just three points in the game’s early stretch. A distinct, surely-not-this-again air hung, stagnant, as kicker Camden Lewis split a pair of field goals, hitting the latter to open the scoring for Oregon. Dan Lanning and his Ducks opted to boot a few this time, believe it or not.
“It was a battle,” Lanning said. “I still don’t feel like we’ve played a full game.”