The Oregon Ducks lead the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 35-7, after one half of play in Autzen Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Ducks are leading despite a number of sloppy plays, including nine penalties for 80 yards and two turnovers.
After the Golden Eagles took an early 7-0 lead following a De'Anthony Thomas fumbled punt return, the Ducks answered with three straight touchdowns to end the first quarter with a 21-7 lead.
The margin was extended to 21 after Oregon's Kiko Alonso intercepted a pass from Tre Lamb and returned it 41 yards to the Tennessee Tech 24. Four plays later, Marcus Mariota hit Colt Lyerla to put the Ducks ahead, 28-7.
Thomas made a number of spectacular plays for Oregon in the first half. He scored on run of 59 yards and 49-yard catch, while also turning in a 47-yard punt return. He capped the scoring in the first half, catching 16-yard a touchdown from Mariota with seven seconds left in the second quarter.
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