Ducks Too Much for Cavaliers
Traveling to the East Coast for the first time since 1977, Oregon has no problems adjusting to the time zone difference, beating the Virginia Cavaliers 59-10.
The Ducks came out the gate strong against the Hoos, when Marcus Mariota went up the middle 71-yards for the touchdown on the team's opening drive.
Mariota up the gut for the TD
Oregon would punt their ensuing possession, their first of the season, but got the ball back quickly and in great field position after Josh Huff shot through the line to block the UVA punt. De'Anthony Thomas would punch it in from a yard out a few plays later, and the Ducks were up 14-0.
The Ducks would score once more in the opening quarter, when De'Anthony Thomas took it the endzone from 40 yards out.
DAT scoots 40-yards for 6 points
Virginia would finally get on the scoreboard with 45 seconds left in the first when Khalek Shepherd went 45 yards to cut the lead down to 21-7.
The second quarter featured much less scoring, with only one team reaching the endzone. It came courtesy of Bralon Addison, who hauled in a 30-yard catch from Mariota.
The Ducks would head to the locker room at half with a 28-10 lead.
Oregon would keep their foot firmly on the pedal in the third. After a Alejandro Maldonado FG, Thomas would find the endzone for the third and final time, capping a 10-play, 3+ minute drive.
Another Mariota touchdown pass, this time to Keanon Lowe from 11-yards out, would extend the lead to 45-10 heading into the 4th.
The final quarter is where we saw Thomas Tyner make his Duck debut. He made the most of his first carry, taking it 4-yards into the endzone.
Tyner wasn't done scoring, rushing up the middle for the 31-yard score on the next possession.
Tyner goes up the middle for the TD
Those two scores would give Oregon a 59-10 lead, which would hold the remainder of the game.
Mariota finished the game completing 14/28 passes for 199 yards and 2 TDs. He also ran 4 times for 122 yards and another score.
De'Anthony Thomas lead all rushers with 124 yards and had a trio of touchdowns.
Virginia QB David Watford finished 29/41 for 161 yards while tossing three picks.
The Ducks host the Tennessee Volunteers next Saturday at Autzen Stadium