Posted August 31, 2013 on
EUGENE, Ore. – Ho hum. It wasn’t a surprise that the Oregon Ducks disposed of Nicholls State University 66-3 on Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium in front of 57,769 fans. It also wasn’t too much of a surprise that two new school records were set and certainly wasn’t a surprise that a new NCAA rule would rear up and caused a player to be ejected.
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Derrick Malone led the Oregon with 11 tackles Saturday, and that's a good number for Don Pellum and the Oregon defense.
Trying to build depth, cohesion and recognition in the linebacker corps, Malone's solid day shows one of Pellum's key pupils is getting it and responding when the scoreboard switches on. Tony Washington added 7 from the drop end/outside linebacker position...
The panel at Talkin' Ducks savaged Thomas Tyner yesterday.
They questioned his toughness and readiness for the PAC-12, saying he's been banged around and "isn't getting it done" at practice.
Quite a lot to put on an 18-year-old kid who's just weeks into an adjustment to a whole new level of football.
Touchdown Dash: Thomas Tyner ran over, around, through...
The 2013 edition of the Oregon Ducks are set to take the field, and they will do so to this baller stadium entrance video.
Unless you noticed the head coach on the sideline wasn't wearing a visor, things weren't much different offensively Saturday afternoon at Autzen Stadium where the No. 3 ranked Oregon Ducks stomped Nicholls State University 66-3.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota says it was a little strange seeing Mark Helfrich roaming the sideline during a game.
Helfrich spent the past four seasons watching the Ducks from up in the booth at Autzen Stadium as offensive coordinator.
But now that Chip Kelly has moved on to the NFL, Helfrich is getting a close-up view of the No. 3 Ducks.
Oregon defeated Nicholls 66-3 on...
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon wide receiver Bralon Addison had two catches for 42 yards and a touchdown plus handled the punt return duties in Oregon's 66-3 win over Nicholls State University on Saturday at Autzen Stadium. Addison spoke to media following the game.
EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon senior Josh Huff was the leading receiver on Saturday in Oregon's 66-3 win over Nicholls at Autzen Stadium. Huff had five grabs for 118 yards. After the game, Huff responded to media questions.
EUGENE, Ore. -- As expected, the Oregon Ducks rolled through the first half of its game with Nicholls State University and went into halftime leading 38-3. The Ducks were led in the first half by sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota’s two rushing touchdowns and one touchdown pass. De’Anthony Thomas scored twice and rushed for 112 yards on seven carries.
The Oregon Ducks are a 59-point favorite in their game tomorrow against the Nicholls Colonels, a 1:00 p.m. Pacific kickoff in Autzen Stadium. It's televised nationally on Fox Sports 1.
The outcome isn't much in doubt, but educated fans will be watching closely in several key areas: execution, substitution, penalties and turnovers.
Nicholls isn't the challenge here....
Ducks dominated in the first half, scoring on every drive but that last one in taking a 38-3 lead. De'Anthony Thomas darted for 112 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns. Marcus Mariota missed on a few throws, 7-16 passing for 146 yards and a touchdown to Bralon Addison, 4 runs for 87 yards and two touchdowns, including a nifty 46-yard dash in the second quarter.