After defeating Ohio State last weekend, and dealing with a weather delay during warmups, Oregon football was expected to come and take care of business against Stony Brook. The team from Long Island nearly made a game of it, but the Ducks pulled away in the second half, 48-7.
We did get to see Ty Thompson and Jay Butterfield in the game and the former threw his first touchdown as a Duck.
Anthony Brown started for the first half. He was 14-for-18 for 159 yards and he scored a touchdown with his legs. The Oregon offense struggled to get going. Their first drive resulted in a field goal. Stony Brook saw their first drive end with a Verone McKinley III interception on a third-and-7.
CJ Verdell scored for the Ducks on their ensuing drive which was a 10-play, 86-yard drive which made the score 10-0.
Stony Brook was able to move the ball on the Ducks for most of the game. They had 191 total yards of offense in the first half as Oregon took a 17-7 lead into the locker room.
The Oregon defense found some footing in the second half and held the Seawolves off the scoreboard in the second half. McKinley III had two interceptions.
The Oregon offense also found some rhythm. Ty Thompson threw his first career touchdown pass to Terrance Furguson to make it 24-17. Travis Dye added another score and Thompson threw his second touchdown midway through the fourth quarter to Dont’e Thornton, which was a 54-yard pass play downfield. Camden Lewis also added a field goal and the Ducks pulled away 41-7.
Trey Benson added a score in the final minutes to make it 48-7 Oregon.
The storyline of the game for the Ducks was some real boneheaded plays and penalties that they will certainly hear about and clean up this week. Oregon had six penalties for 80 yards against an FCS team.
Oregon Football opens Pac-12 play hosting Arizona on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.