Oct 5, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) heads to the end zone for a touchdown run in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Oregon vs. Colorado final score: Ducks win big 57-16


Oregon continues to prove that there are very few teams, if any, that can stop their potent offensive attack. The Colorado Buffaloes were the latest team to attempt to slow them down. Like the previous 4 teams that Oregon has played, that attempt proved futile. The Ducks scored 29 points in the first quarter against Colorado and never looked back. The lead increased to 43-16 at the half and you could practically hear the Buffaloes begging for mercy by that point.

The Ducks racked up a total of 755 offensive yards on the day, including 355 passing yards by Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota. Mariota also accounted for 7 touchdowns, 5 passing and 2 running.

Oregon defensive back Terrance Mitchell played well in the victory, notching 2 interceptions on his afternoon.

Truthfully, Colorado never really stood a chance in this game. You got the feeling that Oregon could have scored 100 points had they wanted too.

Oregon improved to 5-0 on the year, 2-0 in the Pac-12 conference. Colorado fell to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Oregon will face possibly their stiffest test to date next Saturday as they take on Washington at Husky stadium. The Huskies are currently ranked 15th in the nation, and could improve that with a strong showing tonight against the 5th ranked Stanford Cardinal.

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