Ducks are deep, dangerous: And this is without De’Anthony Thomas? Oregon scored 50-plus points for the fifth straight game, topping Colorado 57-16, setting a school record and becoming just the second team in the history of history to do that (Princeton in 1885, per ESPN Stats and Information). No DAT? No problem. Quarterback Marcus Mariota set a personal best by accounting for seven touchdowns -- five in the air and two on the ground. Byron Marshall posted his second straight 100-yard rushing game, and Bralon Addison had his first career 100-yard receiving game. Right now the Ducks have zero weak spots.
■ Rob Moseley notes Oregon is still number two in the polls and has some very interesting stats.
■ Andrew Greif wonders if Washington can challenge the Ducks even if ESPN College Gameday is coming to Seattle.
■ Mark Helfrich talked to the media during the weekly teleconference yesterday about the improving Huskies.
■ Dale Newton likes the Ducks 5-0 start but says the next five games are more serious.
■ Colt Lyerla has left Oregon for personal reasons according to Rob Moseley.
Lyerla said he does not plan to transfer to another school, but rather to pursue a professional career. He said he had “a really good talk” with Helfrich late Sunday, and that “we left on good terms.”
■ Ted Miller has a helmet sticker for Marcus Mariota and Bralon Addison.
On Mariota: While Mariota wasn't terribly sharp early against Colorado, he still put up huge numbers. He completed 16 of 27 passes for 355 yards with five touchdown passes and no interceptions. He also rushed seven times for 43 yards with two touchdowns in the 57-16 victory. So, yeah, accounting for seven TDs is pretty good.
On Addison: Addison only caught five passes, but two went for TDs of 44 and 75 yards. He finished with 158 yards receiving.