No. 4 Oregon has opened as a 33 1/2-point favorite over Fresno State for the upcoming game between the two Saturday.
To the surprise of nobody, Oregon comes in a big favorite after a 57-34 win over Arkansas State on Saturday that was more dominant than the final score would ultimately tell. The Ducks scored the game's first 29 points, all in the first quarter, and somehow led 50-3 with 7:06 left in the second quarter — yes, 50 points in the game's first 23 minutes — before head coach Chip Kelly pulled back and began using reserves.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota, in his first game, finished 18-of-22 for 200 yards and three touchdowns. He was pulled, like most other Oregon starters, midway through the second quarter.
Fresno State won its opener Saturday, a 37-10 win over Weber State in Bulldogs' coach Tim DeRuyter's debut. Senior running back Robbie Rouse ran for 123 yards on the ground, moving into a tie for second on the Fresno State all-time rushing list with 3,280 yards. He's now 193 yards behind career leader Ron Rivers.
Oregon takes on the Bulldogs on at 3:30 p.m. PT Saturday.
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