FB | Oregon Offense Bests Defense in Fast-Paced Spring Game

After a four-month hiatus, Oregon Football hosted their annual Spring Game at Autzen Stadium, with the offense – Team Thunder – beating Team Lightning and the defense 59-34. Though the game was played under different scoring rules than a typical football game, spectators were still treated to an offensive show, in large part thanks to  two redshirt freshmen, running backs C.J. Verdell and WR Daewood Davis. While offensive personnel rotated every possession, Verdell led all running backs with eight carries, totaling 44 yards and two touchdowns. Davis caught 3 passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Both freshmen accumulated their totals in the first half. Oregon’s defense showed signs of improvement as well. After missing the latter half of the 2017 season, Kaulana Apelu made his presence felt, leading the defense with nine tackles and returning an interception for a 103-yard touchdown. With the offense’s victory, the Ducks are done practicing until they reconvene in the fall. Oregon’s 2018 season officially kicks off at Autzen Stadium against Bowling Green on September 1.

GAME STORIES

New Faces Verdell, Davis Showcase Skills on Offense (by Sean MacPherson)

Apelu Shines in Spring Return For Ducks (by Jonathan Rifkind)

POSTGAME AUDIO

Head Coach Mario Cristobal

Brady Breeze, Ugo Amadi, and Tony Brooks-James

CJ Verdell, Daewood Davis, and Kaulana Apelu

Jordon Scott and La’Mar Winston Jr. 

 

SB: Oregon Defeat Stanford For 17th Time In A Row

April 6, 2012 was the last time Stanford softball beat the Oregon Ducks. 17 meetings later, the Ducks remain on top. It took 14 hits from 10 different Oregon players to score 8 runs to back up the 4 runs Miranda Elish gave up. The Ducks were red hot in the early innings, scoring 6 runs in the second inning, and then 1 run apiece in the fourth and fifth innings. Elish did end the night striking at 12 batters and only allowing 6 hits, but three Duck errors and some well-timed hits by the Cardinal kept Stanford from being mercy ruled. Following UCLA’s 3-0 win over the nation’s number one team the Washington Huskies, Oregon UCLA and Washington all have three losses. The Ducks will send Megan Kleist back to the circle tomorrow in hopes of winning the series at 5 pm.

Game Story (by Bill Braker)

Post-game Audio

Head Coach Mike White

Shortstop DJ Sanders

Pitcher Miranda Elish

Second Baseman Lauren Lindvall