The Ducks have been playing with three freshman at cornerback this season and they've had a good amount of success throughout the season. They will be facing a stiff challenge in the Rose Bowl when they face Wisconsin quarterback Russel Wilson who has the ability to extend plays with his legs.
Terrance Mitchell said, "You just gotta stay with your guy all day. No peeking because he's a scrambling quarterback. You've got to play whistle to whistle."
"You just have to make sure that you don't peek in the backfield and lose the receiver because on normal plays a quarterback may have four seconds to throw the ball. He extends plays, he might have eight, nine seconds. We just have to make sure we stay on our coverage," Ifo Ekrpe-Olomu added.
Troy Hill said, "We can't let our eyes get the best of us, looking in the backfield because they run a lot of play action and they can hurt us at any time. We've got to keep our eyes right and stay in coverage as long as I can."
"Obviously they have a very good run game so they have some good play action pass going on but at the same time, he can stay back in the pocket and dart the ball around, " Junior John Boyett pointed out.
All three freshmen cornerbacks credit their competitiveness for their success this season. Said Ekpre-Olomu, we just don't like to get beat even in drills.