Originally written September 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The tweets started to pop up in the second half as the score grew wider and wider. This one from ESPN's Pac-12 blog got a lot of play on Twitter: Oregon is clearing its bench with four minutes left in the third quarter against an SEC team. The second-ranked Ducks, in their 59-14 victory over Tennessee on Saturday, scored 59 unanswered points after the Vols grabbed the early lead. By the time the third quarter was over, Oregon led by 52 and had amassed 658 yards of total offense -- the most an SEC team has allowed through three quarters over the past 10 years. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four touchdowns as the Ducks finished with 687 yards against a Tennessee defense that never had a chance. Known for its high-powered, up-tempo offense under former coach Chip Kelly, the Vols learned not much has changed in Eugene since Kelly left for the NFL and was replaced by Mark Helfrich, his offensive coordinator the past f...
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