Oregon Football gave fans a first look at its 2019 team during Saturday’s spring game. Mighty Oregon (starting offense and second team defenders) took down the Fighting Ducks (starting defense and second team offense) 20-13. Justin Herbert led his squad passing 17-32 for 219 yards and two TD. New wide receiver Juwan Johnson caught three balls for 32 yards and a TD. CJ Verdell caught two passes for 72 yards, and Jaylon Redd caught the second TD that ultimately closed the game. Tyler Shough was impressive for the Fighting Ducks, throwing 18-31 for 178 yards. Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran it 12 times for 45 yards and a TD. 4 star freshman Mycah Pittman corralled 7 passes for 48 yards. The last play of the game was a one-handed interception by highly touted cornerback recruit Mykael Wright, who also had 5 tackles. Steve Stephens led the second team defense with 7 total tackles. Isaac Slade-Matautia led the starting defense with 6 tackles, followed by Verone Mckinley who made 5 stops. On the special teams side, Oregon kickers Zach Emerson and Camden Lewis went 4/4 on the day with short field goal attempts. Deommodore Lenoir showed his punt-returning abilities with an electric 46 yard run. Oregon Football will start its season on August 31st in Arlington, Texas against Auburn.
Shough Takes Strides in Spring Game (by Michael Abbott)
Thibodeaux Introduces Himself to the Autzen Faithful (by Adam Susman)
Over the River and Through the Woods (by Sean MacPherson)
Head Coach Mario Cristobal
WR Juwan Johnson, LB Gus Cumberlander, RB Cyrus Habibi-Likio
QB Tyler Shough, WR Jaylon Redd, DE Bryson Young
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux and QB Justin Herbert