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Oregon was down 7-0 after fumbling on their 1st play from scrimmage.
It would be the only time they trailed Thursday night. The Ducks used 143 yards rushing from Kenjon Barner and 135 from QB Marcus Mariota to fuel a 43-21 rout over Arizona State which quite honestly, wasn't that close.
Oregon's defense forced 4 turnovers and Arizona State's supposed #1 Pac 12 defense (if there is such a thing) couldn't stop the Quack Attack from doing whatever it wanted to.
There was concern...at least by the 4-letter pundits that Oregon might struggle because of Mariota's inexperience and it being his 1st road game. And...raising that question did a good job of drumming up interest.
But there's a difference. Oregon easily justified their #2 ranking in the Weeks OSG Sports Dirty Dozen and now climb to 7-0. They still face games with USC, Stanford and a really tough Oregon State team that could knock them off. But it would be a surprise if that happens.
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University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota once again led the Ducks to an impressive win this week as they overpowered the Arizona State Sun Devils 43-21 in Tempe.That is not unique. What is unique is how he did it.Instead of depending on his passing prowess, Mariota, a 6-4 freshman from Honolulu, Hawaii, focused on the running game and blew the Sun Devils out of their own stadium...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- FOX Sports NEXT goes one-on-one with Ducks starting quarterback, Marcus Mariota, following Oregon's 43-21 victory over Arizona State.
First road test? Check.
The Oregon Ducks began Thursday night’s contest with a Marcus Mariota fumble on the first play of the game, but wouldn’t you know it, the team recovered in the blink of an eye and led the Sun Devils 22-7 at the end of the first quarter.
In Marcus Mariota’s first true road test, he showed his youthfulness early with a number of freshman mistakes, but...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- FOX Sports NEXT caught up with Oregon senior running back Kenjon Barner after the Ducks' 43-21 victory over Arizona State on Thursday night.
Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota added 135 yards, and No. 3 Oregon manhandled Arizona State in a 43-21 victory Thursday night.
Facing its first true road test, Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) turned what was supposed to be a duel in the desert into another we've-seen-this-before rout by running over the Sun Devils in the first half.
The Ducks had...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota added 135 yards, and No. 2 Oregon manhandled Arizona State in a 43-21 victory Thursday night.
Facing its first true road test, Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) turned what was supposed to be a duel in the desert into another we've-seen-this-before rout by running over the Sun Devils in the first...
Oregon 43 – 21 Arizona State
Ah, the Thursday Night football game on ESPN. What a great way to start the weekend. And, with the start that this weekend had with Oregon’s 43-21 drubbing of Arizona State, this may be one of the best college football weekend’s so far this season.
If you didn’t get the chance to watch the game or check out the highlights from it, this will be...
TEMPE, ARIZ. – When Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton caused Oregon’s Marcus Mariota to fumble, the crowd on hand went wild, However when the final whistle blew, Oregon had completely dominated the game and won 43-21. The score though is misleading as ASU was knocked out of commission early in the first quarter.
Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton got a "good prognosis" on the right knee injury he suffered in a loss to Oregon on Thursday and will be week to week, an athletic department spokesman said. ASU did not offer further details of the injury.
Sutton, who is second in the nation in sacks and leads the Sun Devils with 8.5, left Thursday's 43-21 loss on the game...
No. 2 Oregon 43, Arizona St. 21. By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer The crowd of more than 70,000 enthusiastically filed into Sun Devil Stadium, nearly all of them wearing black.
It would be what first-year Arizona State coach Todd Graham called a ''black out.''
Unfortunately for all who had relished this so-called test against No. 2 Oregon, blowout was more like it....