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Postgame Notebook: Arkansas State at No. 5 Oregon
Release Date: 09/02/2012
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Oregon Postgame Notebook - Game 1 vs. Arkansas State

  • The Ducks played 17 freshmen total, including seven true freshman: RB Byron Marshall, DE Arik Armstead, WR Bralon Addison, WR Dwayne Stanford, DE DeForest Buckner, TE T.J. Daniel and TE Pharaoh Brown.
  • SO FS John Boyett recorded his 10th career interception and had at least one pick in all four seasons in Eugene.
  • In building a 50-3 lead, Oregon averaged a touchdown every 7.1 plays.
  • FR QB Marcus Mariota led the Ducks to touchdowns on their first seven drives of the game before exiting with 7:06 to play in the 2nd quarter. Mariota finished 18 of 22 passing for 200 yards and 3 TDs. He also rushed four times for 24 yards.
  • Mariota was the first freshman to start at QB since Danny O'Neil in 1991.
  • UO's 50 first-half points marked the second-highest total for the Ducks in the modern era behind 59 scored vs. New Mexico in 2010.
  • The Ducks held the advantage in time of possession for just the ninth time in 41 games under head coach Chip Kelly. UO is 9-0 in those contests.
  • UO was 4 for 5 on 4th down and 7 for 8 in the Red Zone.
  • Oregon had 14 different receivers catch a pass and seven different rushers carry the ball.
  • The crowd of 56,144 (seating capacity 54,000) marked the 83rd consecutive sellout for an Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium, dating to 1999. The last non-sellout was Sept. 18, 1999 vs. Nevada.
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