Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pac-12 Football: Oregon Ducks Spring Game Report Card

Spring Game Type: 1st Team (Green) vs. 2nd Team (White)

Final Score:  Green 16, White 0

Oregon reached the property limits of the promise land last season, only to find a sign that said “No Ducks Allowed”.  With only three months to recover from that disappointing ending, many expected Oregon to come out a little sluggish this spring.  This was hardly the case.

LeMichael James didn’t miss a beat from last year’s astonishing season.  While he only carried the ball three times, on his final carry, he broke off a 67-yard touchdown run, reminding the world why Oregon is once again a National Championship contender.

While Darron Thomas didn’t put up spectacular numbers, he managed the game properly and came out with his first spring game win in three tries.

Grade: B+

The first team defense pitched a shut-out for the Green squad, collecting two sacks, nine tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery, and an interception.

Sophomore defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi made the biggest splash in Oregon’s spring game, rattling off six tackles, two sacks, one TFL, and a broken up pass.

Grade: A-