NCAA College Football – Oct. 18, 2012 University of Oregon Ducks vs. Arizona State Sun Devils

I am excited to see the Oregon Ducks play in this year’s Fiesta Bowl so I went back for a little look at the images I captured when the Ducks came calling on the Arizona State Sun Devils

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: Sidelines are reflected in the helmet of University of Oregon Ducks CB Terrance Mitchell (27) prior to the start of the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

First off the Ducks had these really cool helmets that would make all kinds of great reflection images so I had to try to take advantage of that opportunity.

To see the rest of the game images, click the continue reading below:

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: Arizona State Sun Devils QB Taylor Kelly (10) scrambles out of the pocket to avoid the University of Oregon Ducks defensive end Taylor Hart (66) during the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Secondly, the Ducks are an amazing team and play at a level some NFL pro teams can’t match so it looked to be a very exciting game.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

I got several shots of the Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly scrambling away from the Ducks defense and I liked so many of the shots that I had to submit 3 or 4 of them.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

The Sun Devils gorilla didn’t seem to happy.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: University of Oregon Ducks RB Kenjon Barner (24) gains yardage up the middle during the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

My task of capturing good isolated game action images of Kenjon Barner proved to be more difficult than I would have thought.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: University of Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota (8) breaks free to gain big yardage during the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

The Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota would make capturing good images much easier.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

Marcus Mariota would scramble and carry the ball several times including a break away run for a touchdown that make some great images.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly was working very hard under difficult conditions which also made for some nice images.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: Arizona State Sun Devils Michael Eubank (18) takes the field prior to the start of the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

The Sun Devils gave quarterback Michael Eubank a lot of playing time in this game, however he too had a difficult time with the Oregon Ducks defense.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

I felt like I was behind the action of the game several times during the game and found it difficult to make the kinds of photographs I had hoped.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: University of Oregon Ducks QB Marcus Mariota (8) on the sidelines in the 4th quarter of the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

I was having a difficult time with game-action so I resorted to some useful sideline portraits of the Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

I managed to get a few nice shots of Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota on the sidelines during the 4th quarter so I was happy about that.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: University of Oregon Ducks Head Coach Chip Kelly during the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Of course you always want to get good shots of the Head Coaches during a game, and this game was no exception.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

I liked the shots of Arizona State Sun Devils quarterback Taylor Kelly so much I had to post another one here.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

I can’t complete this post without a picture of the beautiful Oregon University Ducks Spirit Squad.

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 18 Oregon at Arizona State

18 October 2012: University of Oregon Ducks Rob Beard (93) kicks the extra point during the Pac-12 conference match-up between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

I’m still looking for that perfect kicker shot, I thought this one came out reasonably well, but I’m still looking for that perfect shot.

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