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  • 20 Aug
    Oregons first road game of the season will include a Sea of Red as a sellout crowd of over 87,000 will be on hand to welcome the No. 22 Ducks, who take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. There also will be a very familiar face pacing on the opposing sidelines.Mike Riley is in his second season at Nebraska (2-0) after serving 14 seasons as head coach at Oregon State. Riley went 4-10 in Civil War battles with Oregon (2-0) but lost his final seven games against the Ducks including a 47-19 loss on Nov. 29, 2014, five days before he left for Nebraska.Nebraska leads Oregon 5-1 in the all-time series, with the two teams last meeting in 1986, a 48-14 Cornhuskers victory.Now Riley gets another shot at trying to cause the Ducks some misery.That is bizarre, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich said of having to face his old rival again. We were talking about that when Coach Riley took the Nebraska job, that would have been the office pool of all office pools on that one.Helfrich is 2-0 against Riley, beating Oregon State during his first two seasons as coach: 36-35 on a Josh Huff touchdown catch with 29 seconds remaining in 2013, and then the 47-19 blowout in 2014.Riley is off to a 2-0 start at Nebraska this season, the Huskers outscoring a pair of middle of the road Mountain West Conference teams in Fresno State (43-10) and Wyoming (52-17) by a combined 95-27. But this is the contest that many of the folks in Lincoln have been waiting for to see just how good the Cornhuskers can be in 2016.With coach Riley being here, there is a bunch of hype about playing them and I want to play well for myself and my team and staff, but we all agree this is like any other game, Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong said. We need to make sure to prepare the right way and dont let the hype get to our heads and lose focus on the bigger goal, which is to go out and win the game.Theyve done a fantastic job, theyre rolling, two huge victories, Helfrich said. Huge differential on the turnovers, two games that kind of hinged on a five-minute span.Oregons defense is allowing 27 points per game in wins over UC Davis, a FCS school, and Virginia, which opened the season with a loss to FCS Richmond.This is a little different football team, Oregons new defensive coordinator Brady Hoke said of the Cornhuskers.Oregon allowed 193 rushing yards to Virginia, but that included minus-51 yards on sacks. The Cavaliers three running backs ran 31 times for 220 yards, an average of more than seven per carry.There were still too many runs that got out there, Hoke said. Part of it is tackling and part of it is fitting the defense the right way. There were too many runs that were eight-plus that we have to take way.Oregons offense looks as good as usual with an average of 48.5 points through two weeks.New quarterback Dakota Prukop, a senior transfer from Montana State, is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for an average of 301 yards per game with six touchdowns. Running back Royce Freeman is averaging 147 yards per game on the ground. And explosive wide receiver Devon Allen, who got a late start to the season after finishing fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Olympics, had four catches for 141 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown, against Virginia.The big question is how will the Ducks handle a raucous road environment for the first time this season?Theyre a really good football team, veteran quarterback, veteran line, a bunch of skill guys that have been around for a long time, Helfrich said. Then defensively, special teams, a lot of schemes that weve seen for many years. Theyve done a great job for a long time. 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That scored rookie Dansby Swanson, who walked before Freemans at-bat, for a 2-1 lead.Jace Peterson added an RBI single and pinch-hitter Emilio Bonafacio added a two-run single to give the Braves their seventh straight victory over the Phillies, and their 10th win in 11 games.Some guys drive runs in, Atlanta interim manager Brian Snitker said of Kemp, who has 38 RBI and 11 home runs since being traded from San Diego on Aug. 2 to help the Braves average 5.3 runs in that time. Hes just one of them guys you can count on.You kind of feel good about our offense. ... The umpires say, `Play ball, and our guys are expecting to win right now I think. Were going to go out there and win the game somehow.Philadelphias heading home in the other direction. The Phillies lost six of seven games on a road trip on which they were outscored 68-33.Philadelphia starter Jeremy Hellickson, who entered 12-10 with a 3.78 ERA, left with a 1-0 lead after 3 1/3 innings because of a sprained right knee. He hurt himself running the bases as he scored in the third on Odubel Herreras soft hit to left field.Phillys bullpen was fine until Gomez came on in the eighth and gave up four earned runs, hitting a batter, walking two and allowing three hits in 1/3 of an inning.Atlanta tied the game in the sixth on Swansons third home run, his first in Turner Field.Mauricio Cabrera (5-1) became the first Braves rookie reliiever since Mike Stanton in 1991 to record at least five wins and five saves (6) when he retired the only batter he faced in the top of the eighth.dddddddddddd. He induced cleanup hitter Tommy Joseph to line out to left field with a runner at second.Braves started Josh Collmenter, acquired Sept. 14 from the Cubs for cash, allowed one run in seven innings. He earlier appeared in relief in 15 games for the Diamondbacks before Arizona released him.In three starts with the Braves, hes 2-0 with an ERA of 2.37.The whole atmosphere is not that of a club thats in the position were in, he said. Its a laid-back environment and everybodys excited to come here every day. To think that my season was prematurely over a few weeks ago ...TRAINERS ROOMPhiladelphia LF Roman Quinn, who left Tuesdays game against the Braves with a strained oblique after registering hits in his first three at-bats, may be finished. I doubt if hell play the rest of the year, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. Hellicksons knee sprain is not believed serious.TIGER TALESAtlantas final opponent is shuffling. The Tigers will start LHP Daniel Norris (3-3, 3.59) Friday against the Braves after his scheduled Thursday start against the Indians was postponed by foul weather. RHP Jordan Zimmermann was to start Friday against Atlanta, he will instead go Saturday. RHP Justin Verlander will start Sunday for the Tigers, who are chasing a wild card spot in the American League.BETTER LATE THAN NEVERWhile surging late in the season to counter a dreadful first half, Atlanta has won 19 games in the last at-bat, the most in the National League.UP NEXTPhillies: Philadelphia returns home for a day off and then will close the season with two games against the Mets.Braves: RHP Matt Wisler (7-12, 4.86) will make his final start Friday. It will be his first against visiting Detroit. ' ' '