No. 3 Oregon 66,Nicholls State 3

EUGENE, Ore. — Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass and ran for two additional scores and the Oregon Ducks made easy work of lower-tier Nicholls. Mariota, who set an Oregon record with 38 touchdowns last season as a redshirt freshman, completed 12 of 21 passes for 234 yards. Mariota also ran for 113 yards. De’Anthony Thomas ran for 128 yards and two more touchdowns for Oregon in the debut of coach Mark Helfrich.

Nicholls      0 3 0 0 3
Oregon      24 14 7 21 66

First Quarter

Ore—D.Thomas 4 run (Maldonado kick), 13:29.

Ore—Addison 27 pass from Mariota (Wogan kick), 10:29.

Ore—D.Thomas 22 run (Maldonado kick), 6:28.

Ore—FG Maldonado 29, 5:04.

Second Quarter

Nich—FG Dolan 35, 14:16.

Ore—Mariota 12 run (Wogan kick), 12:58.

Ore—Mariota 46 run (Maldonado kick), 6:20.

Third Quarter

Ore—Marshall 49 run (Maldonado kick), :49.

Fourth Quarter

Ore—Lyerla 3 run (Wogan kick), 11:20.

Ore—Lockie 8 run (Maldonado kick), 6:42.

Ore—C.Allen 23 pass from Rodrigues (Maldonado kick), 3:45.

A—57,769.

Nich Ore
First downs   22 32
Rushes-yards   37-87 45-500
Passing   256 272
Comp-Att-Int   25-50-0 15-26-0
Return Yards   0 16
Punts-Avg.   7-40.4 0-0.0
Fumbles-Lost   3-2 0-0
Penalties-Yards   9-50 5-42
Time of Possession   40:14 19:46

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing—Nicholls, Henderson 16-46, Washington 13-40, Hilliard 4-13,

B.Hebert 4-(minus 12). Oregon, D.Thomas 18-128, Marshall 8-124,

Mariota 5-113, Forde 3-53, Rodrigues 1-28, Bassett 4-18, Lyerla 3-17,

Roseberry 2-11, Lockie 1-8.

Passing—Nicholls, Henderson 21-40-0-214, B.Hebert 4-10-0-42.

Oregon, Mariota 12-21-0-234, Lockie 1-3-0-8, Rodrigues 2-2-0-30.

Receiving—Nicholls, Washington 11-92, Lucas 3-26, Buchanan 2-64,

Bolt 2-16, Marcus 2-8, Hilliard 1-19, Wilson 1-12, Scelfo 1-8,

Fortson 1-7, Nelson 1-4. Oregon, Huff 5-118, Addison 2-42, C.Allen 2-30,

Hawkins 2-19, Lowe 1-40, Lyerla 1-13, Marshall 1-8, D.Thomas 1-2.