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Oregon Football

Players of the Game: Offense

January 2, 2021

It was a rough day on offense for Oregon as they managed to put up just 17 points. They had 312 yards of offense but they couldn’t manage to put points on the board due to self inflicted wounds.

Let’s take a look at the 3 players who stood out for Oregon on offense.

Anthony Brown:

Brown was the only player to score in this contest. He finished the game 12/19 for 147 yards. On the ground is where he did the most damage finishing the game with 4 carries for 36 yards and 2 touchdowns. He unfortunately had a fumble that came at a key time for this team but outside of that fumble he was solid. He did miss a wide open touchdown throw that would’ve been big for the offense but he deserves to be on this list after being a spark plug for the offense.

It’ll remain to be seen what Brown does as he has the option of returning to Oregon for 1 more season. He seems to be a natural fit in the Joe Moorhead offense, but we’ll have to wait and see what he decides to do.

Johnny Johnson:

Johnson didn’t have an incredible game but he led the team in receptions and receiving yards. He finished the game with 4 catches for 41 yards. He was incredibly solid in this game and did all he could to help the offense move the ball. He had a couple of big catches to keep drives alive and did everything he was asked of.

No receiver had a great day statistically due to Oregon spreading the ball around. 9 different players recorded a catch which was great to see the ball being distributed around. Johnson is another guy similar to Brown who now is faced with a decision about whether or not he wants to return to the team for 1 final season.

Hunter Kampmoyer:
Kampmoyer had 3 catches for 28 yards but it was his impact on other plays that landed him on this list. He had a handful of big blocks in the running game that played a key part on some of Oregon’s big runs. He’s never a guy who really fills the stat sheet on a week to week basis, but it’s his ability to play on every down since he is a great blocker in the running game and can even help out in pass protection when he’s lined up next to the offensive line.

He was known as a blocking tight end heading into the season but he was able to make massive strides forward as a pass catcher and become a complete tight end for this offense. We saw the emergence of DJ Johnson as well, but it was Kampmoyer who ended up leading the tight ends in receptions and yards. He was a big part of this offense even if he wasn’t constantly making big plays.


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