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Oregon Ducks Steamrolled in Week 3 Against Utah

Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

Vernon Adams Jr.

Saturday night, No. 18 Utah shut down No. 13 Oregon's offense, forcing quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. to the bench, and stopping all progress via running back Royce Freeman.

The Utes would walk away with a 62-20 victory in Eugene. Oregon hasn't lost this badly since a 54-0 loss at home to Washington in 1977. 

The Utes of Utah excelled on offense, and made Oregon’s defensive secondary a mockery in every sense of the word. Oregon’s young cornerbacks were getting burned short, deep, and all areas in between.

On offense the Ducks struggled because of the lack of preparation at the quarterback position. Adams began the game 2-of-7 for 26 yards and a short touchdown pass to Freeman before being pulled in the second quarter for Jeff Lockie.

Following, he led the team on a scoring drive but proved largely ineffective after that. Lockie finished with a stat line of 10-of-20 for 139 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions and a lost fumble. 

Worst of all was that the Ducks defense allowed 530 total yards. Quarterback Travis Wilson completed 18-of-30 passes for 227 yards and four touchdowns.

All in all, Oregon couldn’t have played any worse and Utah couldn’t have played any better.

 

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