Oregon is the only undefeated team left in the Pac-12 but faces its toughest tough two-week stretch with ranked opponents in No. 12 UCLA and No. 9 Stanford. While the Ducks are ranked No. 2 in the AP Top 25, they’re ranked No. 3 in the BCS standings behind Florida State. The Bruins hope to rebound from a 24-10 loss at Stanford last weekend, their first of the season.
Southern California linebacker Hayes Pullard connects with Oregon tailback De’Anthony Thomas pretty much every day, either by phone or text.
Travel 850 miles northwest of Downtown Los Angeles, primarily along I-5, and you will stumble on one of college football’s top programs, the University of Oregon.
The NCAA is alleging Oregon violated the organization’s regulations in the way it used recruiting services over the past four years.
Last year around this time rumors started to circulate around then-Crenshaw High School running back DeAnthony Thomas about how he went on a visit to Oregon –and he liked it.
The Ducks reaped the recruiting benefits of going to the BCS title game with several top prospects signing their letters of intent to play for Oregon.