banner

College Football

more stats

14
Final 1234Score
Tennessee700714
Oregon102821059
Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
59


NCAA Game Summary - Tennessee at Oregon



(Saturday, September 14th)

Final Score: (2) Oregon 59, Tennessee 14

Eugene, OR (Sports Network) - Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and coupled four touchdown passes with a score on the ground to lead No. 2 Oregon past Tennessee, 59-14.

After giving up an early touchdown, Oregon (3-0) responded with 59 straight points. They went ahead, 10-7, after Bralon Addison 40-yard punt return set up the Oregon offense at Tennessee's 37 yard line. Mariota faked a Tennessee defender while scrambling and tossed a 16-yard pass to Johnny Mundt for the touchdown.

"It was surreal. It was amazing. Nothing else felt like that. Just hearing the crowd roar and having my team picking me up behind me . It's a great feeling," said Mundt on his first career touchdown.

Mundt had two touchdown catches for Oregon with 121 yards receiving, while Josh Huff had 125 receiving yards on six receptions with a touchdown. De'Anthony Thomas powered the ground game with 13 carries for 86 yards and a score.

"I think they are very deserving of where they're ranked. I think they're very well deserving of all the accolades that they've received. They have tremendous, tremendous skill. Anytime you have a quarterback who can throw the ball and run the football, you're always a gap short, you're always a man short. I think Mark has done a tremendous, tremendous job," said Tennessee head coach Butch Jones.

The Tennessee (2-1) defense allowed 687 yards. Justin Worley completed 13- of-25 passes for 126 yards in the Vols' first loss of the season. Tennessee's ground game accounted for 178 yards, with Marlin Lane as team's leading rusher with 63 yards on 13 carries.

Raijon Neal fumbled on Tennessee's second play of the game, then Alejandro Maldonado missed a 37-yard field goal attempt for Oregon. Tennessee would go on the board first. Josh Smith caught a 51-yard pass to put the Vols in Oregon territory. Jason Croom brought in a touchdown from four yards out.

Addison hauled in a 38-yard catch along the sidelines before the Ducks went for it on fourth and goal. De'Anthony Thomas appeared to score a touchdown, but pass interference on Addison brought in Matt Wogan to kick a 38-yard field goal.

Following his go-ahead touchdown, Mundt contributed another big play, this time a 57-yard reception to put the Ducks at Tennessee's nine before Mariota ran it in to give the Ducks a 17-7 edge.

Two huge plays resulted in 14 more points for Oregon. Mariota found Huff for 54-yard touchdown pass and Daryle Hawkins for 45 yards out to extend the lead before Thomas shook off a tackle at Tennessee's 10 for a 28-yard rushing touchdown to put the Ducks up 38-7 with 1:19 left in the half.

After Tennessee went three and out to start the second half, Mundt capped off an efficient 73-yard drive with another touchdown catch, this time from 17 yards out.

Byron Marshall caught a pass for 36 yards to push the Ducks into Tennessee territory. Two plays later, he carried the ball 11 yards for the touchdown with 5:40 to go in the third quarter.

Jeff Lockie entered the game at quarterback, and freshman Thomas Tyner capped off five straight touches with a 2-yard dive into the end zone for a 59-7 lead.

Tennessee finally put more points on the board with 7:14 to go in the fourth. Alden Hill rushed from eight yards out to account for the final score.

Game Notes

Oregon won its 22nd straight home game against an unranked opponent ... The Ducks won the only previous meeting between the two programs 48-13 on Sept. 11, 2010 ... The Vols have not won on the West Coast since 1997 when Peyton Manning led the team against UCLA 30-24.

09/14 21:31:01 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Virginia at Syracuse

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • NHL Hurricanes at Chicago

    Tonight at 8:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: NC State at Clemson

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCCU
 
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CAR
1:05pm Today
MIA
FIU
 
1:05pm Today
DET
FLASO
 
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
TOR
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
GSW
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
PHO
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LAC
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
NOP
7:00pm Tonight
TEX
BAY
7:00pm Tonight
SYR
UVA
7:30pm Tonight
NCAT
COOK
 
7:30pm Tonight
SHSU
CARK
 
7:30pm Tonight
DELST
HAMP
 
7:30pm Tonight
HOW
NORST
 
7:30pm Tonight
NWST
SELA
 
8:00pm Tonight
STEPH
INCWORD
 
8:00pm Tonight
MCNST
LAM
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NCCU
 
8:00pm Tonight
NO
NICST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARKPB
JST
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAST
PVU
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAAM
TXSOU
 
9:00pm Tonight
VT
BC
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
GRAM
 
9:00pm Tonight
ISU
OKLA
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
NAS
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
CAR
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
MON