Another week, another Oregon football win. This time, it was Arizona that was the victim of the Ducks’ red-hot start to the 2021 season.
Oregon raced out to a quick lead, scoring just three plays and 1:02 into the game on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Brown to Jaylon Redd, and then the first play on the other side of the ball was a pick by the Ducks. They went on to add a field goal and really never looked back.
Arizona would make things interesting, pulling within five in the third quarter but Oregon would score 17 straight points in the fourth to shut the door.
Here are some quick thoughts from the Ducks’ win.
3. Even in average performances, Oregon is blowing teams out
For a second straight game, it felt like Oregon was playing slightly above-average football. Sure, defensively, the Ducks had some really good plays against the pass, but it just seemed like this team was capable of more and kind of coasted for most of the game.
And that’s not exactly a bad thing given the fact that Oregon still won by 22 points.
Last week, Oregon was sleep-walking in the first half against Stony Brook, leading to a 10-point lead at the break, but the Ducks came out of the locker room and scored 31 straight points to win by 41 and really take charge in the final 30 minutes. But it still felt like this team was far from playing its best football.
Great teams take care of business against inferior opponents and Oregon has been doing just that all year long while also beating two teams currently ranked in the AP Top 25.