Dan Lanning gives his immediate reaction to Oregon blasting Utah
Dan Lanning told FOX’s Jenny Taft on the field immediately after his Oregon Ducks beat Utah that this is a special team.
The eighth-ranked Ducks jumped all over the 13th-ranked Utes and won going away, 35-6. It gave Lanning his first road win over a ranked opponent and snapped Utah’s 18-game home winning streak.
“We’ve got a special team. We’ve got a special quarterback. I think anybody in the country can see that,” Lanning told Taft in the postgame interview on FOX.
Bo Nix completed 24 of his 31 passes for 248 yards and two touchdowns. He added another score on the ground.
Oregon averaged 6.7 yards per play compared to 3.7 for the Utes. Throughout, the Ducks dictated the action at the line of scrimmage.
“It goes back to Tuesday and Wednesday and the preparation that exists,” Lanning said. “We knew we were playing a tough team today, but our team wanted to let everybody know that we’re tough, too.”
Now, Oregon (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) has a very realistic path to the Pac-12 title game. The College Football Playoff is certainly on the table as well.
Three of the Ducks’ last four games will be played at home. Oregon will face Cal next week before hosting USC on Nov. 11. It’ll face Arizona State in Tempe on Nov. 18, then return home for a Friday night finale against Oregon State.
“We want to play our best ball at the end of the season, so we want to keep growing,” Lanning said. “I thought today was our first four-quarter game. We played four quarters of football. I want to see that carry over into next week and the future.”