Second-ranked Ducks crush Virginia


CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va. — Marcus Mariota racked up 321 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, while De’Anthony Thomas added a trio of TD runs, as No. 2 Oregon throttled Virginia, 59-10, on Saturday at Scott Stadium.

Mariota completed half of his 28 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns while adding 122 yards and a score on four carries for the Ducks (2-0), who dismantled FCS foe Nicholls State, 66-3, in their season-opener. Thomas finished with 124 rushing yards on 11 carries, while freshman Thomas Tyner tallied two touchdowns and 51 yards on four rushes in the victory.

David Watford struggled under center for the Cavaliers (1-1), throwing three interceptions and fumbling once while connecting on just 29-of-41 passes for 161 yards in the setback. Khalek Shepherd scampered 45 yards for a score to account for the lone touchdown of the game for Virginia, which failed to build on its season-opening victory over BYU.