Stony Brook isn’t exactly the most exciting way to follow up a win over Ohio State, but Oregon football took care of business on Saturday evening, handling the Seawolves 48-7.
Anthony Brown got the start at quarterback for Oregon, leading the Ducks to a 17-7 lead at halftime, passing for 160 yards and a touchdown along the way. He did add a rushing touchdown, but it was Ty Thompson who stole the show in the second half with two touchdown passes, including a 54-yarder to fellow freshman Dont’e Thornton.
The run game did what it was supposed to do and the defense picked off Stony Brook quarterback Tyquell Fields three times.
It was an all-around solid win even though it felt a little lethargic through two-plus quarters.
What’d we learn from Oregon’s third win of the year?
3. The defense rebounded nicely
While it didn’t feel like a normal dominant effort for the defense, it was a nice bounce-back after getting torched by CJ Stroud a week ago.
The defense bounced back to hold Stony Brook quarterback Tyquell Fields to just 131 yards on 10-of-23 passing with three picks and no touchdown passes. He looked uncomfortable all evening long and the defense took advantage. This was impressive given the fact that Kayvon Thibodeaux was out with that injury for another week.
The Seawolves did rush for just over 130 yards on the Ducks, but they were held to just 3.5 yards per attempt and scored just one touchdown very early in the game to make it 10-7.
Oregon went on to score 38 straight points, shutting the door defensively on the Seawolves.
A nice rebound from an up-and-down performance at Ohio State on this side of the ball.