STORY: Royce Freeman Readies for Final Act at Autzen

With a career that started with a National Championship berth and Marcus Mariota and that will end with him as the program’s all-time leading scorer, Royce Freeman has cemented himself as an Oregon Football legend. The senior running back’s 2017 season has gone much like the rest of his career, banged up from his deservedly heavy workload, Freeman has refused to slow down. As much is evident with his four touchdown performance against Arizona in Week 12, though that came after a touchdown drought without starting quarterback Justin Herbert in the lineup. Freeman hopes to continue the trend this week in a Civil War showdown with rivaled Oregon State in what will be his final act at Autzen Stadium. You won’t hear it from the man himself, but those around Royce Freeman can find little reason not to compare him to the all-time greats at the position. The stats back it up too. With just two games remaining in his career, Freeman sits as the NCAA’s ninth all-time leading rusher, as the PAC-12’s second, and as Oregon’s first in both yardage and scoring. Listen below to a full story on the conclusion of the storied back’s career.

Royce Freeman Readies for Final Act at Auzten (by Alex Castle)

VB: Oregon loses tough match in four sets against USC

The no. 24 ranked Oregon Ducks played their hearts out for a crowd full of friends and family celebrating Senior Day but lost to no. 13 Southern California in four sets. Led by senior standout Taylor Agost, the Ducks started slow and fell behind by two sets before rallying in the third. The Trojans of Southern California continued to respond with force when Oregon gained momentum. Brittany Abercrombie and Khalia Lanier led the Trojans with a total of 30 kills that sealed the win for the team from Los Angeles. Senior Taylor Agost likely played her final match at Matthew Knight Arena for Oregon but showcased her talent with 19 kills, hitting .229 and scoring 20 points.Oregon now increases their losing streak to four games and the road to the NCAA Tournament does not get easier. The Civil War in Corvallis will conclude the Ducks’ regular season Friday Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.

Match Story (by: Drake Hills)

Post-match Audio

Senior Setter Maggie Scott 

Head Coach Matt Ulmer and Senior Right Side Hitter Taylor Agost