Following Monday’s practice, Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas made a bold declaration for Thursday’s game against Stanford:
"I feel like this team, we should at least put up 40,” Thomas said.
Yes, Thomas thinks the Ducks, which essentially have been unstoppable on offense this season, will drop 40 on a Stanford team that limited the Ducks to just 14 points a year ago.
So far this season, Stanford has not allowed a team to score more than 28 points (Arizona State and Washington).
But Thomas is confident in his offense, which ranks second in the country with 55.6 points per game.
“I feel like we’re a better team,” Thomas said. “Just like a new generation of players. We’ve got a lot of guys that can contribute to the offense and that’s what makes this offense so dynamic.”
While last year’s game between these two teams was an offensive flop, the year before that had plenty of fireworks. Oregon won that game 53-30.
Stanford coach David Shaw said he didn’t take any offense to Thomas’ prediction.
David Shaw doesn't care about DAT's comment about Oregon hanging 40 on Stanford: "I'm just glad he said only 40."
— ESPN Pac-12 (@ESPN_Pac12blog) November 5, 2013
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