The Oregon Ducks faced off against the BYU Cougars at Autzen Stadium with a final score of 41-20. This was the Ducks’ second win of the season overall in their first three games.
Autzen was packed with college students and fans when the Ducks kicked off at 12:30. Before kickoff the Cougars came out onto the field with a yellow flag that was given to the Ducks in honor of their late teammate Spencer Webb. After the Ducks won the coin toss fans and the team was ready to face off against BYU. The stadium was filled with excited yet nervous energy. With BYU being ranked 11th and them just coming off their victory against the Baylor Bears last Saturday, fans were on edge and ready to see how the game would play out. In the end it was a victory for the Ducks with both offense and defense making some excellent plays.
The Ducks came to the field confidently and scored within the first five minutes. The Ducks made it clear early in the game that they were ready to play their best. Throughout the first two quarters, the team’s defense kept the Cougars away while the offense scored three touchdowns and a field goal. The Ducks ended the first half of the game with a touchdown from Bo Nix. Going into the third quarter the score was 24-7 and Ty Thompson was subbed in again for Nix. The Ducks kept going strong continuing to score and by the end of the third quarter the Ducks were up by 31 points. BYU tried to come back at the end of the game scoring two touchdowns and a field goal, but even with their best efforts the Ducks fought hard enough to beat the Cougars 41-20.
While the Ducks had a rough start to the season with their week one loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, the last two weeks have put them back on the map. and fans are seemly in for a great season. Dan Lanning and the team have come back from their Georgia loss ready to show fans and competitors that they are prepared to win. With another exciting win for the Ducks fans are excited to see what the team will do next week against the Washington State Cougars. That game is set to kickoff at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington at 1 p.m.