FB | Saturday’s Spring Game Showcases Oregon’s 2019 Potential

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.

GAME STORIES

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)

POSTGAME AUDIO

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

BSB | Oregon Undone By The Long Ball In 5-4 Loss

The Oregon Ducks(22-14, 7-6 Pac-12) came into Thursday’s game looking to steal one away from the #2 ranked Stanford Cardinal(25-6, 11-2 Pac-12); instead they drop the first game of the series 5-4. Oregon might have had a chance to win the game had a Jonny DeLuca ground rule double in the first inning not hopped the fence, preventing the runner rounding third from scoring. That extra run would prove to be the difference in this game.

Starting pitcher Cullen Kafka(5.03 ERA) started out strong, only allowing 2 runs through his first five innings. However, as his start wore on he became obviously fatigued, losing almost 10 mph off his fastball, and in the sixth inning he would cough up 3 runs; 2 of which were from home runs. Once the bullpen came in for Kafka, it was lights out pitching, as no hits were allowed and only one player reached base for Stanford over the final 3.1 innings.

Offensively, Sam Novitske was the obvious star of the game, putting together his second career 4-hit game, going 4-5 with 2 runs scored. He also made some nice plays at the hot corner to make his performance even better. Spencer Steer went 2-4 with 2 RBI and his sixth home run of the season, while Gabe Matthews and Jonny DeLuca also chipped in two hits apiece.

Game Story – Kent Williams

Post Game Audio

Head Coach George Horton

Outfielder Jonny DeLuca