Sep 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks tight end John Mundt (83) stiff arms Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Cameron Sutton (23) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

LinkedUp: Oregon Stats Staggering, Comparing Mariota to Mariota, Johnny on the Spot


The Oregon Ducks Football season is now three weeks old and the Ducks are in a solid place – ahead of Stanford at #2 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll this week after dismantling SEC Team on the Rebound, Tennessee.  Of course several big things stood out in the game against the Vols, one being the performance of Oregon Sophomore Quarterback Marcus Mariota.  The folks over at Addicted to Quack took a closer look at the first three games statistically speaking and the results are impressive.

One particular stat that stood out to me:

  • Marcus Mariota is averaging 296 passing yards per game, a very large chunk of passing yards. While Oregon still gets most of their yardage on the ground, the margin (1066 rushing yards vs. 950 yards through the air) is closer than it has been in recent years. The Ducks have put up 2016 yards in three games, two of those against power conference opponents. Yikes.

     

 

More on Mariota, who according to Ted Miller from ESPN is now a likely Heisman Contender. DuckStopsHere.com takes a look at a simple comparison. Mariota from last year to this year. Everything is better and in some cases significantly so. The Oregon Sophomore looks to be on pace for a monster year for passing yards.
Oregon seems to have coined the phrase ‘Next Man Up’ and one young player, Freshman Tight End Johnny Mundt made that statement against Tennessee on Saturday rumbling along the Autzen Stadium turf to the tune of two touchdowns in front of a National TV Audience on ABC. More on his performance from Oregon Duck Football News

 

 

Oregon has a Bye This Week and Returns to the Field at Autzen on September 28th. The Ducks kick off Pac 12 Play by hosting the Cal Bears.
Oregon Ducks This Week:
 
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2013 Pac-12 Poll Predictions Week 3: Arizona State Joins The Party
 
Oregon Vs Tennessee Final: Mariota Passes Ducks To Win Over Vols 59-14
 
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  • Elbert White

    Oh PLEASE!!!! Against two power conference opponents???? Way to choose your words Homer! Virginia and Tennessee are among the bottom three worst teams in their respective conferences. That high school, Nichols State you played would give either of them a good game. Your rinky dink offense gets off on running the score up on helpless opponents every year, and then a decent team like Stanford kicks your arse and shuts you down to about 14 points – every year. Get a life dude. RTR!

  • Don Menkenzie

    LMAO @ Elbert White, dude your no doubt a DUMB blonde. Marcus Mariota is a stealth and is the BEST QB in college RIGHT NOW!!! first watch his films before you make yourself look STUPID.