The Oregon Ducks did what they always best on Saturday against the Missouri State Bears: score points in bunches. The Ducks responded to an early 7-0 deficit by scoring 56 unanswered points and winning the contest 56-7.
Oregon recorded eight touchdowns (five passing, three rushing) over the first three quarters before scoring none in the fourth quarter. Running back LaMichael James had himself quite a game, racking up 204 rushing yards and three touchdowns 12 carries. James averaged an unbelievable 17.0 yards per carry and left the game in the third quarter after recording his final score. On two of his touchdowns, James broke off long runs of 90 yards and 50 yards.
Quarterback Darron Thomas pumped in three touchdowns of his own. Thomas finished with 207 yards and three passing touchdowns on an 11-of-15 completion rate. Back-up Bryan Bennett came in to relieve Thomas in the third quarter and proceeded to put up 59 yards and two touchdowns on five-of-six passing.
Receiver Lavasier Tuinei led the Ducks wideouts with 91 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions. The Ducks passing attack recorded 266 yards throughout the game, falling just 23 yards short of Missouri State's total offensive production in the game (289 total offensive yards).
The Ducks had 680 total yards in the game and have scored 124 points over their last two games. Oregon takes on the Arizona Wildcats next week in Tucson.