Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 10/5/13
One of the the residual benefits of Oregon's furious pace is that it gives the team a relentless next-play mentality. There's no frustration factor, no dwelling on mistakes. They correct them in real time. Over throw? Offensive pass interference penalty? Just throw a touchdown on the next play. Oregon didn't play a perfect game against Colorado, but they got a perfect result, rolling for 755 yards of offense despite shutting down the starters after Josh Huff's determined 26-yard catch and run for a touchdown with 6:50 to go in the third quarter. The twos and threes took over from there, coughing up three turnovers in three possession, taking a knee at the one yard line to end the game. DeAnthony Thomas sat out the game with an injured ankle, a boot on his foot, and tight end Colt Lyerla was left home serving a one-game suspension. Marcus Mariota was effective if not flawless. He completed 16-27 passes for 355 yards and five tds (59.3%), adding two short touchdowns on the ground,...
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