The third-ranked Oregon Ducks are on the verge of an upset.
The perfect storm began on the eve of No. 3 Oregon’s game against Stanford in Palo Alto on Saturday. Due to injuries, the Ducks were without several starters, including offensive lineman Alex Forsyth and safety Bennett Williams. Due to illness, even Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead was unable to attend. Stanford led Oregon 17-7 at halftime on Saturday as a result of this
performance. Late in the second quarter, the Ducks had a chance to make it a one-score game, but quarterback Anthony Brown made a terrible and selfish decision.
With the ball just yards from the end zone and a fourth-and-goal situation, the sixth-year senior could have tossed it to running back CJ Verdell for a touchdown. Instead, he kept the ball and was sacked at the goal line, resulting in a six-point loss for the Ducks.
Should the Ducks go on to lose this football game, this will come back to haunt them. Throughout the season, Anthony Brown’s play has been a white elephant. He’s no better than a mobile game manager. His inaccuracy has also been a major red flag throughout the year. Brown will need to have his best half of the year if the Ducks are to make a comeback.
Something tells us that’s a bit of a stretch.
Watch No. 3 Oregon and Stanford battle it out in the second half on ABC right now. Nokia News