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Acrimony reigns between Washington and Oregon

During every home game at Autzen Stadium, the video scoreboard lights up with Kenny Wheaton’s dramatic 97-yard interception return for an Oregon touchdown against the Washington Huskies in 1994. The clip invokes cheers every time. It’s not only that the play sealed the win and helped propel Oregon to the Rose Bowl, but the fact it was against...
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Passing game struggles don’t worry Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick strolled through the 49ers‘ locker room with about a dozen or so reporters, then made his way into a small nook where several offensive linemen sat in front of their stalls. After some lighthearted protests and ribbing from his teammates left the 25-year-old quarterback chuckling quietly, Kaepernick turned stone-faced serious when questioned about San...
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Who’ll win Week 7′s biggest games?

Last week was devoid of upsets and any real surprises. All of the legitimate national title contenders won, and therefore the top half of the AP poll remained relatively unchanged. That won’t be the case in Week 7. At least one contender will go down, and in this space that will beGeorgia. How will...
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Oregon-Washington Preview

Coach Mark Helfrich isn’t concerned that his starters haven’t played in many pressure situations heading into what appears to be Oregon‘s toughest challenge yet. After a heartbreaking finish against a top-5 opponent, Washington coach Steve Sarkisian hopes his 16th-ranked Huskies can learn from the experience and bounce back in another Pac-12 showdown. It isn’t likely to be...
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Seattle laments stumble against Colts

Nearly an entire calendar year had passed since Pete Carroll walked into the Seattle Seahawks headquarters on a Monday and faced his team coming off a regular-season loss. Even he is curious to see how the Seahawks will react after losing 34-28 on Sunday in Indianapolis, a game Carroll lamented as one that got away. ”I...
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A few speed bumps to Oregon’s season

Oregon‘s season has come with a few speed bumps, but the No. 2 Ducks have managed just fine. Star running back De’Anthony Thomas sprained his ankle; tight end Colt Lyerla is gone, although his departure is not expected to have much impact. Next up for Oregon (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) is Saturday’s game at Washington (4-1, 1-1). Lyerla left...
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HS Weekend Review: Triad wins fourth straight

PROSPECT, Ore. — Triad’s Austin McGrew ran for nearly 200 yards and scored three touchdowns as Triad built a 30-0 halftime lead on its way to a 60-20 win over Prospect last Friday. The victory was Triad’s fourth in a row. Triad remains tied with Elkton at 3-1 in the Mountain Valley League with...
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49ers force four turnovers in rout

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco 49ers turned a prime-time showdown into an all-out pick party at The Stick. Tramaine Brock perfectly read Matt Schaub’s first pass of the night, jumped in front for an interception and ran 18 yards for a touchdown just 90 seconds into the game, setting the tone for a stellar...
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Buffs can’t keep up with No. 2 Oregon, fall 57-16

BOULDER, Colo. – Like so many teams before them, the Colorado Buffaloes believed they could match Oregon step for speedy step. They couldn’t. These days, very few can. And while the second-ranked Ducks raced to a 57-16 romp over Colorado on Saturday night, at least there was this: The Buffaloes actually had a lead.
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Seahawks stumble in Indianapolis, falling 34-28

INDIANAPOLIS – Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for 102 yards Sunday. He felt as if he should have done more. On a day the Seahawks settled for four field goals and had a safety, Wilson watched as Andrew Luck again rallied the Colts late and led Indy to a 34-28 victory.
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