Several weeks ago at Virginia it was Freshman Running Back Thomas Tyner who finally had the chance to step on the field with Oregon, but the game was already in hand. Last week against Tennessee Freshman Tight End Johnny Mundt stepped onto the field and made some noise of his own. Helped by Heisman Trophy Candidate Quarterback Marcus Mariota and his 456 passing yards in the game against the Vols, Mundt hauled in five catches for 121 yards and an average of 24 yards per catch and two touchdowns. Oregon knocked of Tennessee 59-14 in front of the 91st consecutive sellout at Autzen Stadium. Not a bad day for a young man who probably would not have seen the field had it not been for Colt Lyerla being ill and missing practices during the week.
Oregon’s young tight end also was named the John Mackey National Tight End of the Week. According to the link Mundt’s day was the first 100 yard receiving day by a Duck since Ed Dickson in 2009.
The Ducks have this week as a Bye and will host the California Golden Bears on Saturday, September 28th. (7:30pm, Pac 12 Networks)
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