Found October 06, 2013 on The Duck Stops Here:
The Prelims are over, and they went exactly like they were supposed to. Oregon demolished five weak teams and earned a 5-0 record and a #2 ranking in the polls. Marcus Mariota emerged as a Heisman Trophy candidate with 14 touchdowns passing and 7 rushing. He has not had a fumble or a pick. Saturday against the Buffaloes, Mariota passed for five scores and ran for two, the seven touchdowns setting a modern Oregon record for productivity in one game. Seven touchdowns. That's Ernie Nevers, Red Grange territory, legendary, back-of-the-Wheaties-box stuff. After the game the 19-year-old from Honolulu (his birthday is October 30th, between the UCLA and Stanford games) was his typical modest self, praising his receivers, coaches and offensive line, patiently answering that he didn't mind sitting out fourth quarters because his backups worked so hard in practice. Open range: He'd look more Heisman-like if extended his right arm in the famous stiff arm pose, but Marcus Mariota i...

Mark Helfrich’s New-Era Duck Offense

Oregon Ducks (@IamMSilvestre) Earlier in the year, I wrote an article about the Ducks’ 2013 prospects without Chip Kelly at the helm. I guessed that the talent of our athletes would hold true despite some scheme changes, and that the blueprint for success at our school had already been laid. Now that I have had a chance to observe some of the fine points of new head coach...

Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

The Pac-12 Conference named Marcus Mariota as the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Colorado last Saturday. Mariota set a personal record of by scoring seven touchdowns (five passing, two rushing) against the Buffaloes in Oregon's 57-16 win.

Two pivotal players, Oregon at Colorado

Colt Lyerla Oregon State had good success throwing to the tight end against the Buffalo defense, hook routes at the sticks, flat routes at the goal line, drag routes. So far Lyerla's junior season has been one of frustration, nagging injury, illness and false starts, and he's too talented to waste. The Ducks have three very talented tight ends and a four one with good work...

Ducks pile up yardage records vs. Buffaloes

Not bad, Ducks. Not bad. What a performance by the Ducks Saturday.  Mariota, an early Heisman Trophy favorite, passed for 261 yards in the first half and Oregon racked up 415 total yards prior to the break en route to a 43-16 lead. The Ducks have scored 31 of their 39 offensive touchdowns on drives of less than two minutes, including 5-of-8 against the Buffaloes. They put up some...

Helfrich, Teammates Talk Lyerla Departure

EUGENE- To no one's surprise, less than 24 hours after the departure of tight end Colt Lyerla, the Oregon Ducks were already onto Husky prep week, the absence of a former star already in the rear view mirror.

Report: Colt Lyerla withdraws from Oregon ‘on good terms’

After being suspended for the Colorado game, Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla has withdrawn from the school altogether - although he does so on good terms.

Colorado Post Game: Josh Huff

BOULDER, Colo. -- Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff talks about Oregon's 57-16 win over Colorado on Oct. 5, 2013. Huff had five catches for 103 yards and two TDs.

Ducks Roll to 5-0 with Win over Buffaloes

BOULDER, Colo. – Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota set a personal record of seven touchdowns scored (five passing, two running) in Oregon’s 57-16 win over the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on the campus of the University of Colorado on Saturday.

Oregon Ducks vs. Colorado Buffaloes: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty images/Steve Dykes Two Pac-12 schools will meet on Saturday when the Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes match-up. Alas, not all Pac-12 schools are created equal and the No. 2 Oregon Ducks will be looking to move their record to 5-0. Colorado (2-1) is coming off a blowout loss to Oregon State. Coverage of the game between the Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes will air on...

No. 2 Oregon keeps making quick work of opponents

Oregon coach Mark Helfrich doesn't fret the lack of fourth-quarter play or pressure for sophomore quarterback Marcus Mariota. ''I think every time you step on the field is a high-pressure situation. I think first-and-10 at the 20 in the first quarter is a high-pressure situation,'' said Helfrich, who took over the Ducks Dynasty when Chip Kelly left for the Philadelphia...

Oregon Dominates Colorado

The Second Ranked Oregon Ducks (5-0, 2-0) dominated the Colorado Buffaloes (2-2, 0-2) for an easy win 57-16. Marcus Mariota threw for 355 yards and 5 TDs on just 16 completions. He also added 2 TDs on the ground. Oregon now has scored at least 55 points in 5 straight games. The Pac 12 Conference Championship and a likely spot in the National Championship game could come down to...

Washington Releases 2-Part Video Series To Announce Blackout Game vs. Oregon

Washington just lost a heartbreaker, 31-28, to the No. 5 team in the country, the Stanford Cardinal. But the Huskies will have no time to lick their wounds – the No. 2 ranked Oregon Ducks are coming to town this weekend.  The school has been hyping this one up for a few weeks now, and has released a two-part video series announcing a stadium “blackout” for the affair. Here...

ESPN’s College GameDay Will Be Heading To Seattle Next Week For Oregon-Washington

Washington lost a heartbreaker last night to the No. 5 Stanford Cardinal, dropping 31-28 in Palo Alto. However, the Huskies don’t have time to sulk, as they take on an equally formidable opponent next week: the Oregon Ducks. In fact, that is the marquee game of week seven of college football, and it was just announced that ESPN’s College GameDay will be making the trip to Seattle...

Ducks Cruising at the Half

BOULDER, Colo. – The Colorado Buffaloes pulled a trick play with a halfback pass for a touchdown, but the Oregon Ducks relied on what they have done all year by scoring six times and went into the half leading 43-16. Marcus Mariota threw for three touchdowns and ran two additional TDs to put the Ducks out in front comfortably. Freshman Thomas Tyner also recorded a score in the first quarter.

ESPN College GameDay is headed to Oregon-Washington

ESPN’s College GameDay crew is is headed out to Spokane for the Washington Huskies’ big-time home showdown against the Oregon Ducks.
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