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Postgame Notebook: Tennessee Tech at No. 4 Oregon
Release Date: 09/15/2012
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Oregon Postgame Notebook - Game 3 vs. Tennessee Tech
  • Marcus Mariota became the first freshman quarterback in Oregon history to throw for 300 yards (308) in a game.
  • For the third straight season, Oregon had a true freshman rush for 100-plus yards as Byron Marshall went for 125 on 13 carries. Marshall is the third different Duck to surpass 100 rushing yards this season.
  • SO RB De'Anthony Thomas had a game-high 222 all-purpose yards - all in the first half - on 10 touches, including two touchdowns.
  • SR RB Kenjon Barner tied former Oregon great Jonathan Stewart for fourth on UO's all-time touchdown list with the 33rd of his career on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.
  • Barner and Thomas have each scored at least one touchdown in four straight games.
  • SO CB Dior Mathis had his first career interception, while SO WR Keanon Lowe scored his first career touchdown.
  • Thirty-four Oregon players had at least one tackle in the game, while no player had more than five.
  • On the same offensive series in the fourth quarter, Oregon had two players from Alaska on the field at the same time: JR WR Dane Ebanez (North Pole) and JR RB Bill Chimphalee (Kenai).
  • Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini tied the Autzen Stadium record, becoming the fourth player with 12 punts in the game.
  • The Ducks scored 60 or more points for the fifth time since 2010 under fourth-year head coach Chip Kelly.
  • Kelly improved to 23-0 in Weeks 2 through 8.
  • Both Golden Eagles' touchdowns came after Oregon turnovers.
  • The crowd of 57,091 (seating capacity 54,000) marked the 85th 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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