Oregon handled adversity in their first true road game, even after the game started as bad as it could with Marcus Mariota fumbling the ball on the second play of the game and Arizona State scoring a touchdown on their first play. What was one thing that impressed you the most about the win in Tempe?
Oct. 18, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; Oregon Ducks running back (6) De
Raymond: The play of Mariota impressed me the most. It was his first tough road game and I thought he was the best player on the field. He didn’t get rattled by that fumble and played arguably his best football of the season after that.
Mike: I liked the defense honestly, they were giving Arizona State all they wanted until the fourth quarter when it seemed they eased up a bit which resulted in garbage time points. While Mariota and the ground game provided great road results, lets be frank. Consistency from the defense will be needed and we saw that on Thursday.
Ricky: Kenjon Barner. I love watching this guy played. His 143 yards and three touchdowns really got the Ducks going in the game. They say that no matter which level of football you play that the rushing attack is the most important. It’s good news for Oregon because Barner is a complete machine this year for the Ducks.
Brian: The consistency this team puts on the field every week. This team looks just as dominant from their first week shellshocking of Arkansas State to making the game against Arizona State noncompetitive in the first 20 minutes. Every team around them has shown their weaknesses from week to week. Outside of a horrible third quarter against Fresno State, this team has looked the most complete in the first eight weeks of the college football season when you compare them to any other team.
The Autzen Zoo staff includes lead editor Brian Spaen along with staff writers Joe Soriano, Mike Vamosi, Raymond Mencke, Jr., and Ricky Widmer.