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The man some media and fans are calling ‘Super Mario’ was just that — super — in his debut on Saturday night against Arkansas State.Marcus Mariota, redshirt freshman from Honolulu, led No. 5 Oregon in rout to a three-touchdown performance, where he completed 18 of 22 passing attempts for 200 yards as the Ducks downed the Red Wolves 57-34.He started the game completing 12 of his first 13 attempts — with the only incomplete being dropped by Daryle Hawkins.“Marcus really had command of our offense and it truly showed today. I am happy with his performance,” Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly said. “Marcus showed a great deal of poise out there, it was really fun to watch him play tonight.”Mariota’s start was the first for a freshman quarterback since Danny O’Neil started for Oregon in 1991.“I was very nervous at the beginning, but after the first snap all my butterflies went away and I just played the game,” Mariota said. “It was surreal running through the tunnel for the first time. I am
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Can a freshman win the Heisman trophy?That may be the question on everyone’s mind after first year quarterback Marcus Mariota led the 5th ranked Oregon Ducks to a resounding 57 to 34 victory over visiting Arkansas State.Mariota, a freshman from Hawaii, showed great poise in leading the high-powered Duck offense to 50 points in less than two quarters. Oregon held such a commanding...
EUGENE -- Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota proved the Oregon coaching staff's decision to start him by throwing for 216 yards on a 19-for-23 passing effort that resulted in three touchdowns. Oregon went into halftime leading 50-10.
With fifth-ranked Oregon heavily favored in its nonconference schedule, Ducks coach Chip Kelly must strike a balance between playing his starters and giving his backups valuable live-game experience.
In the opener against Arkansas State, most of the Ducks' first team was watching from the sidelines by halftime after Oregon built a 50-10 lead. The reserves showed they could use...
On Monday the Ducks returned to the practice field for the first time since Saturday’s 57-34 victory over Arkansas State. It was “business as usual,” quarterback Marcus Mariota said, with the onus on “cleaning up” what they saw on film from Saturday’s game.
Superficial measures never go far enough. Fans expect perfection and an unbroken chain of three and outs, and analysts compare everything to SEC, where one quarterback in ten can throw and every other weekend the opponent is helpless and punchless, Troy State or Mississippi.
Statistics tell their own damn lies. Oregon's defense will always be underrated, as long as the measures...
Freshman WR Bralon Addison discusses his first career game as an Oregon Ducks against Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 in Autzen Stadium. Addison finished the game with three catches for 15 yards and a long of seven.
Freshman DE Arik Armstead discusses his first career game as an Oregon Duck during a post-game interview following Oregon's 57-34 win over Arkansas State. Armstead was given credit for two unassisted tackles.
Junior WR Josh Huff talks about Oregon's win over Arkansas State on Saturday, Sept. 1, at Autzen Stadium. Huff finished the game with two catches for 22 yards including a touchdown reception.
Marcus Mariota didn't show any signs of stage fright in his debut for the Ducks.
The redshirt freshman quarterback made his first start in a real game on Saturday night, passing for 200 yards and three touchdowns in No. 5 Oregon's 57-34 season-opening victory over Arkansas State.
De'Anthony Thomas caught two touchdowns and ran for another while collecting 119 yards...
Oregon freshman DE DeForest Buckner responds to questions from media following Oregon's 57-34 win over Arkansas State. The game was Buckner's first career game at Oregon and he was given credit for three total tackles (two solos).
EUGENE – If there is any doubt just how good the Oregon Ducks (1-0) can be, then look at the first half of the 57-34 win over Arkansas State (0-1). The Ducks scored 50 points, had 417 yards of offense. Oregon held its opponent to 10 points, 228 yards of offense including only 56 yards of rushing. By then Oregon’s Chip Kelly decided to call of the dogs.
Arkansas State University traveled across the country to take on the No. 5 Oregon Ducks Saturday night. While the game didn't turn out as AStateNation hoped it would, there were definitely some positives achieved from the match-up. Go "Inside" this Photo Gallery by US Presswire of all the action.
Red Wolves vs Ducks Recap
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