As I watched the Ducks dominate the Beavers at Reser Field in the 1st half, I looked to my Beaver friend sitting next to me and said "You still have the 2nd half" and he replied, we don't have a chance.
Boy, was he right! The Ducks put and end to the Beavers 8 game winning streak at Reser with a complete thrashing of their rivals as they dominated the game from start to the finish scoring a record 65 points for a CIVIL WAR game.
The BIG Duck WIN spoils the Beavers chance to play in the Rose Bowl.
This was one of the finest performances by the Ducks from start to finish I have witnessed. I predicted a Duck upset but never thought it would unfold the way it did because I felt the Beavers defense would limit the running game - but Jeremiah Johnson was ready to play his best game running wild against the Beavers for 219 yards which included an 83 yard touchdown run.
Johnson had 219 yards and Legarrette Blount helped out with 112 yards against a Beaver Defense that was ranked 13th in the nation.
I thought the DUCK passing attack was subpar up to this point of the season but what can you say about Jeremiah Masoli? He just keeps getting better and better every snap he takes. The JC transfer played his best game in the biggest game of the year on saturday. Masoli completed 11-17 passes for 274 yards & 3 touchdowns and he also ran one in for a TD.
Masoli and the rest of the QUACK ATTACK finished with 694 yards in offense against the Beavers in their house!
Chip Kelly deserves a shout and the game ball for opening up the playbook and putting as much speed on the field as possible. He put in a few trick plays that totally caught the Beavers off guard. Let's hope the Ducks can make Kelly an offer that will keep him in Eugene until Mike is ready to take over as AD. Chip Kelly as the Head Coach calling the plays with MB upstairs running the entire Athletic Department is a good thing. I sure hope it works out this way.
It was a lot of fun walking around Reser in my Duck gear with a smile that went from ear to ear as the Ducks ended the 2 game losing streak in the CW with a pelting of the Beavers 65-38!
As a side note - Beaver fans were gracious and treated me pretty good for being a DUCK on their turf. The tailgaiting was top notch all day long which makes saturday one of the best football games I have attended in the last 10 years.
It looks like the QUACK ATTACK will be heading to Sunny San Diego to play in the Holiday Bowl!