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Cal GameDay Thread: A 2021 Crossroads Game?

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I cannot recall such a different vibe that I receive from Oregon fans going into this Cal game, as it is so unusual coming out of a bye week. Fans hope to see the team that played so well at Columbus, but are fearful of seeing the Ducks play down to their opponent. Cal is likely the weakest opponent remaining ...

 

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In 2019 we beat Stanford before the bye week. The game after the bye week was....Cal who we beat. We have the same situation this year, interestingly, but it has come and will come with different outcomes.

 

In 2019 Stanford game a win 21-6, 2021 a loss 24-31

 

In 2019 Cal game a win 17-7 and in 2021 Oregon will win 28-17, but I don't feel good about this one.

 

It is amazing the both games in 2019 were played in the same location Stanford at the farm and the Cal game at Autzen. History does repeat, but seldom the exact facts. Moorhead will be the difference this time, but who knows about what role the players will play?

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Great article Charles. A little puzzling is it not that a 1-4 team is coming to Eugene to play the 8th ranked team in the country and many of us fans are nervous regarding the outcome; see this as a 'crossroads' game?

 

Cheering for the #8 team in the country, Ducks fans should have the expectations of Buckeyes fans prior to this season's 1-4 Northwestern visiting the Horseshoe. Instead, it's pins and needles.

 

Go Ducks!

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On 10/15/2021 at 7:13 AM, Jon Joseph said:

Instead, it's pins and needles.

 

That's where we are. The Ducks are No.8 off of one game where Ohio State didn't take Oregon seriously. Not to give our Stanford's undue credit, (We could get them again tonight) perhaps the Ducks were a bit overrated at No.3. On paper a home game against Cal, early in the season should barely register on the intensity meter, but this one is.

 

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Different vibe is right. Usually there is an extra little spring in my step on gameday. But today, I have the same type of feeling I had when I was 11-years-old and my mom had to drag me to church. There's a definite sense of foreboding for I'm afraid I what I'm about to watch. 

 

A Duck win is not enough, a crummy performance in which the Ducks just barely escape will feel no different than a loss. The Ducks need to make a statement. Hopefully the rumors swirling that MC is going to open things up are true. Hopefull this leads the Ducks to runaway with a 56-17 win are true.... but will only be believed when seen. 

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In the world of sports, you are only as good as your last game. The fans want to see a team that comes out and crushes a struggling Cal team.

 

Hoping to make a few first downs to run out the clock in a close game is not where Oregon football should be this week. 

 

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On 10/15/2021 at 11:16 AM, Darren Perkins said:

but will only be believed when seen. 

 

We are all in that boat...although the boat is quite a bit lighter.  The number of people posting compared to normal is way down, as I believe it is now sinking into people--the truth about Cristobal.  And they are checking out of Oregon football.

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This and the remaining games on Ducks schedule this year will be stressful to watch for a Duck fan simply because MC is too stubborn to adjust.   In that way, Ducks will be consistent.   So it will be down to how the opponents play.  If they play well, then we are doomed.  If they suck, then we may get lucky win.   We will probably never blow anyone out from now on...

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On 10/15/2021 at 11:26 AM, Charles Fischer said:

 

We are all in that boat...although the boat is quite a bit lighter.  The number of people posting compared to normal is way down, as I believe it is now sinking into people--the truth about Cristobal.  And they are checking out of Oregon football.

I think a lot of fans that post comments will post a few negative comments and then just give it a rest after awhile when their favorite team is losing. 

 

After reading a rumor that Anthony Lynn may be a possible candidate for the USC job, Cristobal seems pretty solid to me. 
 

Cristobal has proven that he can recruit, he has won the PAC 12, and Rose Bowl…and is the only Duck coach to beat tOSU…at the shoe.

 

Getting to that next level is not that easy, only a handful of coaches have been able to do it.  Those coaches all have one thing in common, they recruit top players each and every year.

 

I think I will let Cristobal do his thing for awhile longer. 

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Foreboding. 

Not a good feel. We only scored 17 against these guys last 2 years, and gotta say, AB does not give confidence he can connect downfield. 

Without CJ...I'm a little concerned. 

 

But, it's a new day. A new game.

A new opportunity. So hope is renewed. 

 

We have DeRuyter this time.

AB is gonna come out of his funk and play lights out.

And Seven Mcgee is gonna run a punt back for a TD!!

Or not.

Seriously, the Ducks need to send a message this game about who they are. When the going gets tough...time to show up!

I've got my fingers crossed. 

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GameDay Thread!

 

JJ III.... super-senior making a dumb penalty like that.  Are there any consequences to him?  

Mr. FishDuck

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It's going through be a long night at this rate. 

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I have a couple of sieves in my kitchen. I don't need to see one in Autzen.

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Looks like we're sticking with the game plan of wearing out the opposing offense by letting them run up and down the field at will.

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And... Brown with two more wrong reads. 

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The booing has commenced.

 

Booing AB, the play call, the situation in general?

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:04 PM, jrw said:

The booing has commenced.

Hate to say it... But it's kinda deserved at this point. 

 

If Brown hit dye when he was running out of the backfield that could have worked .. instead he came back to Dye too late and got nothing for it. 

 

More bad decisions. 

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:04 PM, jrw said:

The booing has commenced.

I believe that this is the earliest that the booing has occurred. 

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this one is over already-sad to say but the D is not there and the O isnt either

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:06 PM, David Marsh said:

Hate to say it... But it's kinda deserved at this point. 

 

If Brown hit dye when he was running out of the backfield that could have worked .. instead he came back to Dye too late and got nothing for it. 

 

More bad decisions. 

Not to mention two guys were open downfield.  The guy has lost his confidence.  

 

And the defense free of the offense.  

 

I swear I want to suit up myself and smack somebody.

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:07 PM, 1Ducker1 said:

this one is over already-sad to say but the D is not there and the O isnt either

It's a long, long way from over. C'mon, games ebb and flow.

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On 10/15/2021 at 8:09 PM, jrw said:

It's a long, long way from over. C'mon, games ebb and flow.

well The Ducks d looks really bad for whatever reason and against Cal. 

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After all this time to prepare....yikes.

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Cristobal has recruited a Ferrari and entered it into a crash up derby. 

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... and a turnover... 

 

The slop just continues. 

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