AUDIO: Oregon Drops Pac-12 Opener For Third Straight Season

The Oregon Ducks opened up Pac-12 play on Saturday against the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, Arizona. The Ducks were 3-0 and ranked No. 24 in both the major polls while Arizona State was 1-2 and unranked heading in to the clash. The Sun Devils led early and often and pushed the lead to 17 points in the third quarter. Oregon fought all the way back, though, and led by a single point in the fourth quarter before Arizona State’s Brandon Ruiz nailed a 41-yard field goal attempt to put his team up by two. Oregon’s offense was unable to score on its final possession and the Ducks lost for the first time in 2017 and have now lost three consecutive conference opening games for the first time since 1980-1982. Full postgame audio is available below.

Oregon’s Rush Attack Not Enough Against ASU (by Matt Tyra)

Defensive Stops Fail to Materialize Points as Ducks Fall to ASU (by Alex Castle)

Postgame Interviews

Head Coach Willie Taggart

Quarterback Justin Herbert

Running Back Royce Freeman

Running Back Tony Brooks-James

Center Jake Hanson

Linebacker Troy Dye Pt. 1

Linebacker Troy Dye Pt. 2

Defensive Lineman Henry Mondeaux

Cornerback Arrion Springs

Oregon Football Pre-Game Show, 9/23/17

Live from the Valley River Inn at 6:00 PM

Host: Jonathan Rifkind and Ian Gerig

6:00 Oregon at Arizona State

  • The Matchup
  • Can Herbert repeat his stellar performance from last season?
  • Keys for both teams to be victorious
  • Prediction

6:12 Oregon’s Offense 

  • How important is having Taj Griffin back, even in a new role? (story by Marc Grandi)
  • Will Royce Freeman continue his record-breaking season?
  • Johnny Johnson’s potential

6:23 Oregon’s Defense 

  • Special teams: Aiden Schneider is more than just a kicker (story by Alex Castle)
  • Will the defense be challenged?
  • Disrupting the big-play potential from WR N’Keal Harris

6:30 Taggart Talk

  • Oregon football is fun again
  • Over the River and Through the Woods by Matt Tyra

6:38 A Look Around the Nation

  • Recap of the day’s big games
  • Picks and Predictions for the few late games.

Off to Sun Devil Stadium with Marc Grandi and Alex Castle at 6:45 PM