Oregon Football

Andy Avalos/Defensive Players Talk Oregon Win Over Wazzu

October 30, 2019

On Wednesday Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos spoke with media about the win over Washington State and the problem USC poses.

Last week linebacker Dru Mathis stepped in for an injured Troy Dye. It was his first start this season after missing the bulk of the early games.

USC will be no walk in the park. The record doesn’t reflect USC’s talent. Which is one of the most talented receiving corps in the country.

Andy Avalos talked about that and the success of the Wazzu offense. 

On USC Offense:

“You look to the left, you look to the right, it's very challenging. It is that way in this conference with the personnel you line up against every single week. That’s the challenge that comes from this conference and being here.”

On Wazzu O to USC O:

“There is. There is some carry over. There is some similar concepts.”

On Dru Mathis:

“There's no question. For him to be able to step up and do what he did against that offense. We gotta build off what he did.”

On WSU Passing Attack:

“You gotta have a combination of things. You gotta change the windows. Just being able to mix up coverages.”

On Mase Funa:

“I think the last three weeks, every week he’s gotten better. You can tell he has a very high football IQ.” 

On the Defense vs Wazzu:

“Scheme is scheme. Ultimately it comes down to how your executing those fundamentals. Each week there has been some tweaks in the defense. The passing numbers are going to be high any time you play Washington State. It's gonna happen. It's about winning the third downs, in the red zone and forcing them to kick field goals.”


Dru Mathis


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