It wasn’t hard to find three stars for Oregon in Saturday’s 59-10 win at Virginia. Here are the Ducks’ top performers for Week 2:
QB Marcus Mariota: He finished with 122 yards on just four carries and became the first quarterback in school history to rush for 100 or more yards in back-to-back games. He scored on a season-long 71-yard touchdown run to start the game and give Oregon the 8-0 lead. He also threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns. He now has thrown a touchdown pass in 15 straight games, the third-longest active streak in the country.
RB De'Anthony Thomas: He tied a career-best with three touchdowns, all rushing, and finished with 124 yards on just 11 carries -- an average of 11.3 yards. It was the second straight week he surpassed 100 yards, and his 40-yard touchdown run in the first quarter gave Oregon a comfortable 21-0 lead early.
CB Dior Mathis: His 97-yard interception return was the longest non-touchdown interception return in school history. He tied Kenny Wheaton and Kenny Bryant for the second-longest overall. He started down the sideline, and then following a block made his way to midfield before ending on the other side of the field. The play eventually led to a touchdown. He finished with three tackles and also had 1.5 TFL.