Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rams Batter Pilots In Corpus Christi

At Corpus Christi, Texas:

Gain Clavell scored 21 points on Friday while Antwan Scott added 17 as the Colorado State Rams (5-0) defeated the Portland Pilots (3-3) 90-74 in a semifinal contest in the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic.

Ducks Make It Eight Civil War Wins In A Row After Holding Off Beavers; OSU Goes Winless In Conference Play

At Eugene, Oregon:

Quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. threw three touchdown passes to Bralon Addison as the Oregon Ducks (#17 in the College Football Playoff rankings; 9-3 overall, 7-2 in Pac-12 play) held off several furious comeback attempts by the visiting Oregon State Beavers (2-10, 0-9) before capturing the 119th Civil War Game 52-42, their sixth win in a row and eighth straight in this series.

The Beavers, who trailed by 24 points at halftime but twice closed to within three points of the Ducks in the fourth quarter,  suffered their ninth straight loss (their longest losing streak since 1995) and closed out their first winless in-conference campaign since 1997.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wolfpack Hold Off Vikings

At Reno, Nevada:

Marqueze Coleman scored 21 points on Wednesday night as the Nevada Wolf Pack (4-1) held off the visiting Portland State Vikings (2-2) 76-73.  Cameron Forte paced the Vikings with 23 points while grabbing nine rebounds.

Ducks Too Much For Red Wolves

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dwayne Benjamin scored 25 points on Wednesday while Chris Boucher added 17 to go with a school-record nine blocks as the Oregon Ducks (#21 in the Associated Press poll, #23 in the USA Today/Coaches rankings; 5-0 overall) dominated the visiting Arkansas State Red Wolves (2-3) 91-68, despite 22 points from the visitors' Devin Carter.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pilots Throttle Braves At Home

At Portland, Oregon:

D'Marques Tyson scored 20 points (making six of his team's 15 three-pointers) on Tuesday as the Portland Pilots (3-2), with five players scoring in double-figures,  demolished the visiting Alcorn State Braves (0-3) 97-65.  Patrick Onwenu was a bright spot for the Braves as he scored 20 points (on 7-of-10 shooting) and grabbed eight rebounds.

Balanced Attack Sends Crusaders Past Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Shane Hammink and Tevonn Walker each scored 15 points while Alec Peters added 11 points to go along with his 12 rebounds on Tuesday night as the Valparaiso Crusaders (6-1) knocked off the Oregon State Beavers (4-1) 63-57 on the road, spoiling a 25-point, 11-rebound performance from the Beavers' Gary Payton II (he was the lone OSU-er to score in double-figures).

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CFP Rankings: Sooners, Hawkeyes Move To Top Four; Fighting Irish, Buckeyes Displaced; Ducks Climb Six Places To #17

The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide kept the top two slots in the College Football Playoff rankings that were released on Tuesday with the Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa Hawkeyes moving to third and fourth place respectively, replacing Ohio State (who fell to #8) and Notre Dame (now at #6), with Michigan State now at #5.

The Stanford Cardinal, at #9, are the highest ranked Pac-12 team in the rankings, with the Oregon Ducks (who host the Civil War Game against the Oregon State Beavers on Friday) climbing up six spots to #17.  The Washington State Cougars are at #20 and the UCLA Bruins at #22.

Monday, November 23, 2015

MLS Cup Playoffs: Crew, Timbers Open Conference Finals With Series-Opening Home Wins

Both conference finals in the Major League Soccer playoffs commenced on Sunday.


At Columbus, Ohio:

Jusin Meram (1') and Kei Kamara (85') provided the scoring as the Columbus Crew blanked the visiting New York Red Bulls 2-0 in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Final.  The series will conclude next Sunday in Harrison, New Jersey (4:30 PM Pacific Time, Fox Sports 1).


At Portland, Oregon:

Liam Ridgewell (23'), Dairon Asprilla (53'), and Nat Borchers (90'+1) each scored a goal as the Portland Timbers held off FC Dallas 3-1 in the opening match of the Western Conference Final at home.  David Texeira scored for the Hoops in the 62nd minute.  The series will be wrapped up next Sunday at Frisco, Texas (2:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN).

Men's College Hoops: Ducks Climb Up AP Poll, Make Coaches Rankings

The Oregon Ducks climbed four spots to #21 in the Associated Press men's college basketball polls and reached the USA Today/Coaches rankings at #23.

Despite getting off to a similar start as the Ducks----4-0----the Oregon State Beavers still received the same amount of support in both polls as are the two Portland schools, nil.

Ducks Top Visiting Valpo

At Eugene, Oregon:

Dillon Brooks scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Tyler Dorsey added 21 points as the Oregon Ducks (#25 in the Associated Press poll; 4-0) defeated visiting Valparaiso (5-1) 73-67.

Pilots Way Too Much For Wildcats

At Portland, Oregon:

Alec Wintering scored 17 points on Sunday as the Portland Pilots dominated the Abilene Christian Wildcats 87-57 in the opening round of the Corpus Christi Coastal Classic.

Road Win For Vikings

At Edinburg, Texas:

Isaiah Pineiro scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds on Sunday as the Portland State Vikings (2-1) defeated the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (1-3) 79-61 on the road.

Seahawks Cuff And Stuff Visiting Niners

At Seattle:

Thomas Rawls, in place of the absent Marshawn Lynch,  ran for 209 yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) on Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks (5-5) downed the visiting San Francisco 49ers (3-7) 29-13.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Grey Cup Playoffs: REDBLACKS Knock Out Ti-Cats, Become First Ottawa Club To Reach Final Since '81; Eskimoes Outlast Stampeders For Trip To Winnipeg

Both divisional finals in the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup Playoffs were contested on Sunday.


At Ottawa:

The Ottawa REDBLACKS, a club playing in only their second season of existence, knocked off the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats 35-28 to become the first club from the Canadian capital city since 1981 (when the Ottawa Rough Riders lost to the Edmonton Eskimos 26-23 at Montreal) to play in the Grey Cup Final.

1976 was the last time an Ottawa club won the Grey Cup Final when the Ottawa Rough Riders defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 23-20 in Toronto for their ninth and final CFL crown.

Greg Ellingston caught a 93-yard touchdown pass with less than two remaining to lift the REDBLACKS to their historic divisional final victory.


At Edmonton, Alberta

Quarterback Mike Reilly threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Edmonton Eskimos defeated the visiting Calgary Stampeders 45-31 to win the West Division Final and a berth in next Sunday's Grey Cup Final in Winnipeg against Ottawa.

Ducks Rank #18 In AP, Coaches Polls

After their Saturday victory over visiting USC, the Oregon Ducks climbed up to #18 in both the Associated Press (up five spots) and USA Today/Amway Coaches polls (up four).

The Ducks host Oregon State in the annual Civil War Game this coming Friday.

Huskies Maul Feckless Beavers In Corvallis

At Corvallis, Oregon:

Quarterback Jake Browning threw for four touchdowns on Saturday as the Washington Huskies (5-6), who scored on their first six possessions, kept their shot at bowl eligibility alive with a 52-7 fanny-kicking of the sagging Oregon State Beavers (2-9) on the road.

The defeat was the Beavers' eighth in a row.

Ducks Overpower Visiting Trojans; Pac-12 North Title Hopes Dashed By Stanford Win

At Eugene, Oregon:

Vernon Adams, Jr. threw for 407 yards and six touchdowns on Saturday as the Oregon Ducks (#23 in the College Football Playoff rankings; 8-3 overall, 6-2 in Pac-12 play) overpowered the visiting Southern California Trojans; #24 in CFP rakings; 7-4, 5-3) 48-28.

Despite the Ducks' fifth straight victory, their shot at winning the Pac-12's North Division title ended with Stanford's home win Saturday night over California-Berkeley.

GP2 Leads Beavers Past Gauchos On Road

At Santa Barbara, California:

Gary Payton II scored 21 points on Saturday as the Oregon State Beavers (4-0) defeated the UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos (1-2) 71-59 on the road.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Season Ends

Colin's season ends as he's placed on season-ending injured reserved.

It's now Blaine Gabbert's job to lose.

Ducks Coast Past Savannah State

Chris Boucher scored 17 points as the Oregon Ducks (3-0) defeated the visiting Savannah State Tigers (3-1) 77-59 on Friday night.

Pilots Buffaloed In Boulder

At Boulder, Colorado:

George King scored 18 points while Josh Fortune and Tre'Shaun Fletcher each added 17 on Friday night as the Colorado Buffaloes (2-1) dominated the visiting Portland Pilots (1-2) 85-63.