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Ranking Oregon's Away Games

May 22, 2019
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A new season can not get here fast enough. We are now within the ‘100 day’ threshold of this season’s opener in Dallas on Aug. 31. Duck fans all over likely have the countdown timer on the lock screen of their cell phones. 

That’s not the Ducks’ only tough road game this season. Although that game qualifies as a ‘neutral site’ in Dallas. 

This season’s schedule is definitely quite a bit tougher than last year’s season. However the Ducks have even more firepower on the squad and return the bulk of the coaching staff.

There is no question home games have been much kinder to the Ducks the past few seasons. Which really puts an emphasis on the Ducks getting ready to win on the road. 

While we are all anxious for the Tigers in Dallas, I’ll rank the road games which actually doesn’t start in Dallas. 

1. Washington (Oct. 19)

Like many of you I’m stoked for the Auburn game. But let’s face it, the Huskies in Seattle will be tough. I think Oregon is the better team overall but that goes out the window in this rivalry. With how last season went down, I’m sure the staff and players have this date circled and will be counting down the days. Not to mention who knows what injuries will have occurred by the 7th week of the season.

2. Auburn (Aug. 31)

This was a close one and I know Auburn is a solid team. But that said I think the Ducks can surprise them a little with some tweaks to the offense and defense. The atmosphere should be incredible for this one with two teams knowing an early season win can be a huge start to the year.

3. Stanford (Sep. 21)

I think Stanford will be a good program. That said I don’t believe Palo Alto is all that tough of a place to play. I’m excited for this one as well because in a perfect world, the Ducks could be 4-0 in week 4 with wins over Auburn and Stanford. 

4. ASU (Nov. 23)

Probably will surprise many that I have ASU ahead of USC. It’s close but let’s just face it, ASU can fill a stadium and Herm Edwards will have his guys playing disciplined football. They don’t have the talent yet but I do think ASU is trending the right direction.

5. USC (Nov. 2)

Will Clay Helton still be the head coach by this time? It’s a legitimate question. I have a ton of questions about this team, about the offense, about the discipline. Overall it speaks a lot to just how tough this road schedule is when USC is No. 5 of 5 on this list. Or perhaps an indication of just how far the mighty have in fact fallen.

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