Oregon prepared for Nevada in home opener

Oregon football finishes Wednesday practice feeling ready for Nevada after suffering its first loss of the season last weekend.

Posted: Sep 4, 2019 2:47 PM

Eugene, OR-- Oregon football finishes up Wednesday's practice feeling stronger and more prepared for a tough opponent in Nevada. 

After suffering an all too familiar loss to the Auburn Tigers last weekend, the team hopes to bounce in their season opener. Luckily for Oregon, they currently own a 14-game winning streak in home openers, averaging a whopping 57.1 points per game in that span.

But the Ducks know that they can't underestimate this Wolf Pack team, which erased a 17-point deficit to comeback and beat Purdue 34-31 last weekend.

"We are gonna have our hands full," said defensive coordinator Andy Avalos. "We've got to focus on our process and the things that we've got to get done."

Things won't get any easier for Oregon as there is still uncertainity whether star transfer wide-out Juwan Johnson will be back after suffering injury late last week.

Good news for Duck fans though, cornerback Daewood Davis will be moving back to wide-receiver. The sophomore speedster was part of the receiving core just last season.

"Best part about it is that he jumped at the opportunity," head coach Mario Cristobal explained. "He notices the reality that it is a big time need right now. I think that if you asked the entire team, they will tell you that they are really excited to watch him play."

On the defense, Jevon Holland impressed many football fans around the nation. Becoming the first FBS player since 2007 to have a game with 130 punt return yards and an INT in the same game.

Even though Holland's performance was outstanding, he believes that there is more that he can do.

"I just feel like I got to produce for my team," explained Holland. "Looking back, you know I had a good performance and that's fine, but we didn't win the game. This is a team sport. I couldn't have done anything out there without my team." 

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