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De’Anthony Thomas: We should at least put up 40 on Stanford

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With Thursday night’s big matchup looming, the war of words between Stanford and Oregon has begun, with Ducks running back De’Anthony Thomas launching the first salvo on Monday.

The junior speedster was asked if the Cardinal defense could hold Oregon to 14 points again as it did last year in Stanford’s 17-14 upset.

“I don’t think so,” Thomas replied. “I feel like, this team, we should at least put up 40.”

Here’s the video:

We’ll eagerly await Stanford’s response.

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17 Responses to “De’Anthony Thomas: We should at least put up 40 on Stanford”
  1. shaynesm says: Nov 4, 2013 8:32 PM

    Go Ducks!

  2. mrlaloosh says: Nov 4, 2013 8:36 PM

    Here’s hoping for a Florida State vs Oregon BCS CHAMPIONSHIP.

  3. thekatman says: Nov 4, 2013 8:38 PM

    Typical loud mouthed approach.
    When players start talking like this, they are trying to beef up their team mate’s emotions, because they’re scared.

    If Stanford beats Oregon on Thursday night, you can say goodbye to Oregon’s chances to play in the Pac-12 Championship game and the BCS Nattie.

    I think Oregon will win, but won’t cover the spread.

  4. gfj7000 says: Nov 4, 2013 8:58 PM

    Oregon will win by at least 21 – The Stanford offense has averaged 20-28 pts. scored with the league teams and 30-35 with the cupcake teams. Good luck Stanford – your ‘luck’ is over – here come the Ducks – putting up 20 more points than Utah.

  5. reallythinkhere says: Nov 4, 2013 9:20 PM

    Who knows what will happen but I would not place money against the Ducks right now since they have covered the spread in every game so far this season.

    Though, if memory serves me correctly Thomas has something to prove in this game. Wasn’t it last year that he ran next to Mariota on the roughly 80 yard QB run instead of turning around to block and Mariota was tacked inside the 10? Oregon failed on 4 downs to get into the endzone. A simple block by Thomas and Oregon would have been the team with the privilege of proving how woefully inadequate ND was in the NCG.

  6. gborange says: Nov 4, 2013 9:47 PM

    You may put up 40 out west, but I don’t see it happening on FSU or Bama. You put up 60 on my Vols, but hell everybody has put up 60 on my big orange the last few years.

  7. skwackquackwoof says: Nov 4, 2013 10:28 PM

    That is a gut-check statement.We better be able to back it up. WIN THE DAY

  8. General37 says: Nov 4, 2013 11:12 PM

    The ducks,did not cover against Washington State

  9. reallythinkhere says: Nov 5, 2013 12:11 AM

    General, I apologize. You are right. The Ducks did fail to cover the spread against Washington State.

    Just goes to show how absurd the spread is getting these days if a 24 point victory does not cover it. Further evidence in the FSU-Miami spread and Bama-LSU spread this weak.

    But it also shows how big a separation there is between the top teams and everybody else.

  10. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Nov 5, 2013 12:17 AM

    The Ducks choke when it matters most. Case in point: the Rose Bowl game in which they got raped by Sandusky’s Nittany Lions.

  11. reallythinkhere says: Nov 5, 2013 12:28 AM

    Exactly, back when Marcus Mariota was ONE YEAR OLD!

  12. crazyfootballfun says: Nov 5, 2013 2:07 AM

    baby can’t find any other word to use than ” rape? ” Get a clue!

  13. longborer69 says: Nov 5, 2013 4:17 AM

    “You put up 60 on my Vols, but hell everybody has put up 60 on my big orange the last few years.”

    Most points scored on Tennessee in the last four years were 51 (Georgia, last year, starters played the whole game), 51 (Missouri, last year, only 28 in regulation), 49 (Arkansas, 2011, starters played until 11 minutes left), 48 (Oregon, 2009), and 45 (Bama, this year, starters played until 6:50 left).

    Oregon put up 59 with two minutes left in the third. Starters were done at 5:40 of the third. Third string offense played the fourth quarter.

    Even by the standards of your defense, 59 in 3 quarters is impressive.


    DAT wasn’t blustering or trying to psyche up his teammates. That’s not his personality. He’s just quietly confident. Not the best time to talk about it, maybe. But it was just DAT being DAT.

  14. noaxetogrind says: Nov 5, 2013 10:07 AM

    @longborer, “He’s just quietly confident”, no offense dude but do you know the definition of the word quiet? Having the right to say something doesn’t make it the right thing to say. If I had to pick the game I would pick Oregon to win, just like everybody did last year. However, I would never count out very intelligent athletic kids who know how to compete against a superior athletic talent. The best players don’t always win but the best team does. Not a Stanford or Oregon guy, just an outsider offering a perspective.

  15. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 5, 2013 4:03 PM

    Dude should take a clue from Bo Wallace.

    You shouldn’t piss off a good defense.

    I know that Oregon and Ole Miss aren’t on the same playing field competition wise, but it never helps to give the competition bulletin board material.

  16. Anoesis says: Nov 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    Say it to your teammates in the locker room and save the non-committal vanilla stuff for the reporters.

  17. doctorlb says: Nov 5, 2013 6:41 PM

    Put up 40?
    Passes, not points.
    Coach needs to apply tape to other end of some players.

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