Oregon (11-1) is in its fourth straight BCS bowl game under coach Chip Kelly, following a trip to the 2011 BCS championship game and two Rose Bowls, including the program’s first win in the Granddaddy of Them All in 95 years last season.
The Oregon Ducks coasted through the second half without scoring, resting many of their starters. The sub par second half performance allowed Arizona State to put up two touchdowns but it didn’t matter at that point. Oregon had done enough during its overpowering first half to beat the Sun Devils 43-21.
Oregon has two of the most dynamic running backs in the country in Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas, and a slew of talented receivers who have made life a whole lot easier for freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota.
Oregon hits the road for the first time this season, but it remains to be seen how much the Ducks trip to Seattle is truly a road game. Thousands of Oregon fans are expected to make the trip north for the matchup.
A University of Oregon player applied the Heimlich Maneuver on man choking on a piece of food.