Originally written on The Duck Stops Here  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Ducks stuck to the plan. You have to like the poise they showed in overcoming a shaky start, getting Marcus Mariota in a great rhythm despite early struggles in the passing game. It was the first time they trailed all year after getting off to lightning fast starts in their first two games, and the feeling is that this team takes its cues from their even-keel coach and chill quarterback. The execution improved and the edge in talent was evident by the end of the first quarter. Shelling an SEC squad 59-14 is a big deal. Tenneessee hasn't lost many games that badly in their history, and this was an opponent with some talent, players who were heavily recruited and seasoned in the best conference in the country. Oregon dominated them after the first six minutes, save a fourth quarter manned by the twos and threes. The Ducks had 687 yards of offense while holding the Vols to 316, a big chunk of that in the fourth quarter, running against the scout team for 8 yards at a time. Johnny...
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