My predictions might be a little biased; I think the Ducks could run the table. They certainly have the talent to do it, but chances are they probably won't.
Here's a look at each game, followed by my thoughts: (Home games in yellow)
- SAT. SEP. 01 Arkansas State: First ever meeting against this team from the Sun Belt conference, who bring with them two former Auburn Tigers in Michael Dyer, and head coach (previously the O.C. at AUB) Gus Malzahn. For Oregon this means a chance at payback against those two. Ok so maybe the fans are thinking about that more, but Ducks roll. Plenty of players getting playing time and experience. (W)
- SAT. SEP 08 Fresno State: Don't know much about Fresno State and what they have coming back, but I do they're going through a transition after firing Pat Hill. New coach means new system players having to get used to. Ducks win easily anyway. (W)
- SAT. SEP. 15 Tennessee Tech: Another first ever meeting for Oregon against a team I know nothing about, but know they don't stand a chance. Another great opportunity for players to get experience. (W)
- SAT. SEP. 22 Arizona: Arizona has a new coach in Rich Rodriguez, who'll probably bring in his potent spread offense, but it's still the same Arizona team that Oregon has been kicking around for a while now. Nothing new here, Ducks win. (W)
- SAT SEP. 29 Washington State: Another team with a new coach. Mike Leach could be scary up in the Palouse, but not this year. Ducks will win their sixth straight in the series.
- SAT. OCT. 6 Washington: the poodles could be a solid team next year, but no where near the level of Oregon yet. They have some questions to answer though...like who's gonna replace Polk at RB? And what about the defense? If they don't see an improvement off of last year's team, don't expect them to be any different. They're gonna get clobbered by the upper echelon teams, such as Oregon, who will win their 9th straight in the series. (W)
- THURSDAY OCT. 18 ASU: The Ducks annual Thursday game against another team breaking in a new coach. The Ducks have won 7 in a row in the series, soon to be 8. (W)
- SAT. OCT. 27 COLORADO: Did you see how bad Colorado was last year? Now they come into Autzen for the first time since losing 32-30 in 1986. This one won't be that close. (W)
- SAT. NOV. 01 USC: Here we go, Oregon's first challenge. The game that could determine who has home field for the Pac 12 championship. Ducks won on their last trip to LA, 53-32, but this one will probably be closer. I hate predicting a loss for the Ducks but if it's gonna happen, it's probably gonna be here. For now, I'll give it one of these (?)
- SAT. NOV. 10 CAL: Oregon has won three straight against Cal, but the last visit to Berkely was a tough one. Oregon was fortunate to squeak out a 15-13 win. Cal is one of those teams that wins the recruiting wars, but never lives up to their preseason hype. Could they give Oregon a game? Sure. Given the fact it's in Berkely also helps. But Oregon still wins. (W)
- SAT. NOV. 17 STANFORD: The Ducks return home to face the cardinal, who have gotten blasted by the Ducks the last two times. Losing Luck is a HUGE loss to overcome. Ducks chop the tree's down again. (W)
- SAT. NOV. 24 CIVIL WAR: That brings us to our showdown with Oregon State, which has become more of an annual beatdown. The gap between the Ducks and the Beavers hasn't been this wide in a long time. The difference in talent and depth is amazing, which is why Oregon will roll, winning their fifth straight over the barkrats.