The Oregon Ducks improved to 4-0 after surviving an upset bid from the Washington State Cougars, and quarterback Marcus Mariota threw five touchdown passes.
No. 2 Oregon played in their first Pac-12 game of the season, and they survived a major upset bid from Washington State and beat them, 38-31.
The Cougars held a 14-7 lead over the Ducks at the end of the first quarter, and the teams traded off scoring drives throughout the rest of the game. The Ducks took a 38-31 lead with 5:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Cougars were unable to tie the game on their final drive.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota created an even bigger gap in the Heisman race as he threw for 329 yards and five touchdowns on 21-of-25 passing.
Wide receivers Devon Allen and Keanon Lowe each finished with over 100 receiving yards. Allen led the Ducks with 142 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches, and Lowe added 104 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions. Running back Royce Freeman ran for 75 yards on 20 carries.
Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday continued his pass-happy ways by throwing 63 times and completing 43 of his passes for 436 yards and four touchdowns.