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