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Oregon Ducks Football: Statistical Notes Headed Into The Bye Week

Jonathan Ferrey

Some statistics that drew my attention through three games:

  • Marcus Mariota is averaging 296 passing yards per game, a very large chunk of passing yards. While Oregon still gets most of their yardage on the ground, the margin (1066 rushing yards vs. 950 yards through the air) is closer than it has been in recent years. The Ducks have put up 2016 yards in three games, two of those against power conference opponents. Yikes.
  • Speaking of Mariota, he has 262 yards rushing. He's averaging 17.5 yards per carry. Marcus Mariota has 2 more rushing yards than Oregon State's entire team.
  • Along those same lines, Josh Huff is having a prolific effect on the offense. Huff had 32 catches for 493 yards last season. He's averaging six more yards per catch this year, and already has 14 grabs for 298 yards. If the Ducks continue to air it out, he's a good candidate to be Oregon's first thousand-yard receiver since Jeff Maehl.
  • For all the concern about Byron Marshall, he's averaging 6.8 yards per carry. Thomas Tyner, whom the fanbase is calling to replace him, is averaging 6.7 yards per carry.
  • The Ducks have yet to turn the ball over through three games this year. They had seven through three games last year.
  • Derrick Malone has 27 tackles. Tony Washington, Boseko Lokombo, and Taylor Hart rank no. 2 on the team with 14.
  • Oregon opponents are averaging 3.4 yards per rush. More impressively, they're only averaging 4.5 yards per pass.
  • Oregon's opponents have run 240 plays to Oregon 216. Oregon's opponents have 957 yards to the Ducks' 2016.
  • Oregon's opponents have 16 more receptions than Oregon (71-55). They have 372 fewer yards, and are averaging 8.0 yards per catch to Oregon's 17.3.
  • The Ducks have scored 25 touchdowns this season by 12 different players.