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Defense stiffens in second half, Thompson shines in place of Brown

EUGENE — The future of Oregon football was on display in the second half of No. 4 Oregon's 41-7 win over Stony Brook. Starting quarterback Anthony Brown did not return for the second half after suffering an injury of some sort late in the first. Brown was 14-of-18 for two scores in the first half, as Oregon led 17-7. True freshman Ty Thompson replaced him and led Oregon to 24 second half points. Thompson threw for 82 yards and two scores in his first collegiate action. Thompson was the only of Oregon's true frosh QBs to play in the game. Fellow frosh Jay Butterfield entered in the fourth and guided the final scoring drive.

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Monday Analysis: FishDuck Facts, Video and Usual Blusterings

This 2021 Oregon football team is unique among all the Duck teams I’ve followed over the years because of all the mistakes, the injuries and yet the incredible promise of extreme upside that awaits the fans. I have not witnessed such a talented team that has … so far to go in terms of its potential. Are the Ducks No. 3 or No. 4 now, or is this polling assuming the high upside that shouts to us from every game? It gets the fans howling in delight or roaring in rage…

No. 4 Oregon Ducks pull away from Stony Brook after uninspired first half: Game at a glance

EUGENE — An uninspired performance, particularly in the trenches, against an FCS team is not what great teams allow to happen after a massive win. Yet that’s exactly what No. 4 Oregon delivered during the first half of its 48-7 win over Stony Brook Saturday night at Autzen Stadium. It made what should’ve been, and what non-observers will believe was, a dominant performance into a competitive game for nearly three quarters and resulted in quarterback Anthony Brown Jr. leaving the game with an apparent injury after back-to-back sacks before halftime.

Verone McKinley III, Bennett Williams grab interceptions as No. 4 Oregon Ducks force 4 turnovers against Stony Brook

EUGENE — Verone McKinley III grabbed two interceptions to help lead the No. 4 Oregon defense force four turnovers and clamp down on Stony Brook as the game went on. McKinley had both of his interceptions in the first half, Bennett Williams added an interception in the third quarter and Brandon Buckner recovered a fumble for the No. 4 Ducks in a 48-7 win over the Seawolves at Autzen Stadium on Saturday.

5 questions heading into No. 4 Oregon Ducks game against Stony Brook

Last week’s road victory against then-No. 3 Ohio State has made Oregon the talk of college football. The fourth-ranked Ducks (2-0) jumped into the top five in the rankings this week and have become an early season favorite to be one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff.

Oregon Ducks moving on from big win at Ohio State, set eyes on Stony Brook

EUGENE — A win the caliber of Oregon’s at Ohio State last week certainly brings a level of deserved attention and accolades and to a degree those can be distractions. For as much attention this week has been paid to last week’s accomplishment, the No. 4 Ducks say they moved on by Sunday afternoon to focusing on Stony Brook, which visits Autzen Stadium on Saturday (4:30 p.m. Pac-12 Network).

Raw numbers don’t tell the whole story of Oregon Ducks pass defense early in 2021

EUGENE — Oregon’s pass defense numbers are gross through the first two games, but the small sample size, against two explosive offenses, doesn’t tell the whole story. The No. 4 Ducks enter Saturday’s game (4:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network) against Stony Brook ranked 127th nationally in pass defense (391 yards allowed per game) after giving up 484 yards through the air in last week’s win at Ohio State.

Ducks cruise to big win over Stony Brook, 48-7

EUGENE, Ore. — While a weather delay pushed the start time back about a half-hour, the No. 4 Oregon Ducks rolled to their third victory of the season, putting away Stony Brook 48-7 in Autzen Stadium. There were flashes of the Fresno State game when Stony Brook scored as time...