Ducks Outrank Colonels
August 31, 2013, 3:27 pm
The Ducks potent offense showed why they're ranked third in the country, pummeling the Nicholls State University Colonials 66-3.
The Mark Helfrich-lead Ducks looked very similar to the Chip Kelly coached teams of the last four years.
Oregon received the opening kickoff and went 64-yards in 90 seconds for their first touchdown of the young season.
Their ensuing drive, Marcus Mariota would find Bralon Addison for the 27-yard strike and put the Ducks up 14-0.
Thomas would score his second touchdown when the Ducks got the ball back, and found themselves ahead 21-0 midway through the opening quarter.
Oregon and Nicholls would exchange field goals to make it 24-3 before a Mariota keeper from 12-yards out put the Ducks up 31-3 with 12:58 left in the second.
The sophomore QB showed why he's a Heisman candidate later in the quarter when he scampered 46-yards untouched for another touchdown.
The score would put Oregon up 38-3, and the Ducks would take that lead into the locker rooms at halftime.
Even with the starters playing nearly the entire quarter, the Ducks only found the endzone once in the third, when Byron Marshall rumbled 50-yards for the score.
Marshall takes it in from midfield
Jeff Lockie would take over the Duck offense in the 4th, and he drove the team 75-yards in 8 plays on his opening drive.
Lyerla punches it in
A Rahim Cassell interception gave the Ducks a short field, and a couple plays later Lockie did his best Mariota impression, scrambling from 8-yards out for the touchdown and putting Oregon up 59-3.
Jake Rodriguez would also get some snaps at QB for the Ducks, and the redshirt freshman took advantage of them, finding Chance Allen wide open down the left side for a 23-yard strike to give them the 66-3 lead.
66-3 would hold as the final score.
Oregon set a school record with 772 total yards of offense, eclipsing the 730 mark they set last year against USC.
For the first time in school history, three Ducks finished with over 100-yards rushing, with De'Anthony Thomas, Marcus Mariota, and Byron Marshall each topped the mark.