The Oregon Ducks got off to a fast start as they beat South Dakota, 62-13. Quarterback Marcus Mariota accounted for four touchdowns in the first half.
No. 3 Oregon has become well-known for its high-flying offense, and it appears this season will be no different as they demolished South Dakota, 62-14.
The Ducks got the ball rolling right away in the first quarter as they took a 21-3 lead, and they extended it to 41-13 at halftime.
Quarterback Marcus Mariota scored four touchdowns in the first half, three passing and one rushing. The Heisman frontrunner threw for 267 yards on 14-of-20 passing.
Running back Byron Marshall also played a big role as he rushed for 90 yards on eight carries and caught eight passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
Royce Freeman added another 75 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, and Thomas Tyner rushed for 64 yards on 11 carries.
The Ducks’ offense did not slow down very much as backup quarterback Jeff Lockie threw for 113 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-12 passing.
The Coyotes had two field goals from kicker Miles Bergner and a touchdown run by Trevor Bouma, who rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries.