Sunday, October 3, 2010
Oregon made the other statement. They defeated the Stanford Cardinal 54 to 31. Oregon went down 21 to 3 early. I watched this game, and I personally felt like it was still a close game. Sure enough the offense got going. They scored, got an onside kick, and scored again. The high powered Ducks offense cannot be denied. They will find a way to score no matter who they are playing. Darren Thomas as a sophomore is developing into Chip Kelley's system very nicely. He is a good passer, and a freak of an athlete. He was 20/29 for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns. He just needs to limit his interceptions, he did throw 2 last night. Then there is his backfield counterpart, LaMichael James. James put up some X box numbers. 31 carries, 257 yards, and 3 touchdowns. He is my all week running back. Darren Thomas also contributed to the run game, with 117 yards on 15 carries and a score. Now lets give some credit to Stanford's Andrew Luck. He threw for 341 yards in a very hostile environment. I believe this game will help his draft stock rise despite the 2 picks he threw. Now here is where the debate comes in. Does Oregon slip to number 3 in the country? Or does Boise State maintain the ranking? This week they beat New Mexico State 59 to 0. I believe Boise should, and will stay number 3. But this opinion will change on a week to week basis due to there week to week performance.
Quick Note: Virginia Tech beat NC State yesterday. NC State Quarterback Russel Wilson threw 3 interceptions.......to the same guy. Jayron Hosely, The Hokies sophomore corner. This Virginia Tech defense is very young, but they are improving under Bud Foster. In a year or 2 The Hokies will have one on the top 5 defenses in the country.-Josh Neighbors