By 750 The Game Staff
No. 15 Oregon opened the season on Saturday afternoon with an 81-7 victory over Portland State. The Ducks are 1-0 and visit Texas Tech, who lost to Wyoming 35-33 in double overtime, next Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.
Some key stats from Oregon’s blowout of the Vikings at Autzen Stadium:
» The 81 points and 74-point margin of victory mark the highest by the Ducks in the modern era.
» The 74-point margin of victory is the fourth-most all-time and most since a 97-point win over Willamette in 1916.
» Oregon scored 50 points in the first half, tied for fourth-most in any half by Oregon since 1996. It was also the most points scored in a half since 52 put up against Oregon State on Nov. 25, 2017.
» Oregon scored a touchdown on each of their first nine drives of the game, including all seven in the first half.
» The 11 total touchdowns tied a UO program record, which has been done three times (last vs. Nevada on Sept. 7, 2019).
» The 729 yards of offense marked the seventh-most by Oregon since at least 1996, and most since finishing with 734 against Arizona State on Oct. 29, 2016.
» UO has 31 consecutive nonconference home wins, the second-longest active streak in the nation (Alabama, 42)
» Troy Franklin (107) and Gary Bryant, Jr. (100) marked the first Duck receivers to eclipse 100 yards in the same game since Darren Carrington and Charles Nelson did so against Arizona on Dec. 5, 2014.
Oregon (1-0) will play its first true road game in the state of Texas since 1998 when it takes on Texas Tech on Sept. 9th (4:00 p.m., FOX).