Duck Players talk MVP Josh Huff
Everything we thought we knew a few days ago… throw it out. This week was an epic array of showdowns, and the outcomes drastically changed the rankings.
Top 5: Auburn’s win over formerly-ranked No.1 Alabama had no doubt the most thrilling ending of the weekend, and even the season. With one second left in the tied game, Auburn returned a missed field goal for 100 yards to win the game. The victory shot Auburn up to No.3, and Alabama fell to No.4.
Florida State now claims the No.1 spot in the AP Poll. FSU beat rival, Florida, 37-7. They will continue on to play No.20 Duke in the ACC championship game to advance to the BCS National Championship Game.
No.2 Ohio State remains undefeated after beating rival, Michigan, 42-41. The game came down to the Buckeyes interception of Michigan’s last-second two-point conversion.
No.5 Missouri was victorious over Texas A&M. Mizzou will now play Auburn in the SEC conference championship.
PAC-12 News: The Civil War was one for the ages. Oregon State came ready to play, but No.12 Oregon was able to squeeze by for a 36-35 victory. The game-winning play came with 29 seconds remaining, Oregon down five points, Mariota found Josh Huff in the middle of the end zone for the victory. No.7 Stanford took care of business against Notre Dame, and will play No.11 Arizona State for the Pac-12 title. No 17 UCLA gained five spots after beating USC, 35-14. Unranked Washington beat Washington State, 27-17 in the Apple Cup.
Here is this Week’s Top 10:
- Florida State (1,498)
- Ohio State (1,418)
- Auburn (1,387)
- Alabama (1,294)
- Missouri (1,281)
- Oklahoma State (1,197)
- Stanford (1,067)
- South Carolina (1,066)
- Baylor (1,020)
- Michigan State (1,002)
A Closer Look at Oregon:
- Oregon remains at No.12 in the AP Poll, and No.12 in the Coaches Poll
- Josh Huff was named MVP of the Civil War, he caught 9 passes for 186 yards and 3 TDs. He became the ninth player in UO history to go over 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Here is what his teammates had to say about his outstanding performance.
- Thomas Tyner had his first start in play of injured Byron Marshall. He gained 142 yards on 21 carries with 1 TD.
- It was an emotional win over Oregon State for the seniors. Oregon’s seniors have never lost to the Beavers in their time at Oregon.
- Now the Ducks will wait for a bowl invitation, likely the Alamo or Holiday bowl but an at-large bid is not impossible either.