How would Oregon football follow up a win at No. 3 Ohio State in Week 2 which was emotionally and physically taxing? Oh, just by coming home and coasting to a 48-7 win over Stony Brook in what some fans would have called a disappointing performance.
The score was just 17-7 at halftime and then Ty Thompson was handed the reins to begin the second half and the lead only increased. He threw two touchdown passes in his first real action in Eugene and looked poised under center.
The defense stepped up and looked solid and a 38-0 run to end the game had to make Ducks fans feel good after a slow start.
Let’s dive into some hot takes from the Ducks’ blowout win.
3. Lack of a No. 1 receiver is concerning
One receiver has over 100 yards receiving this season through two games. In fact, Johnny Johnson III is the only wideout on the roster with over 100 yards, catching seven passes for 117 yards and a touchdown and he didn’t record a reception against Ohio State.
Outside of Johnson III, the Ducks have five receivers with at least 50 yards, seven with at least 40, and nine with at least 30. Obviously, this shows that Oregon has a ton of weapons, but I may be in the minority that after three games, I’m concerned about the team’s lack of a true go-to target and No. 1 guy.
Johnson III could be the No. 1 guy and has shown that or it could even be Mycah Pittman, but outside of those two, no one has stepped up to take the reins.
I may be crazy, but not having a go-to receiver break out yet could end up hurting this team.