Sunday, October 20, 2013
Week 8 helmet stickers
By Craig Murphy
special to ESPN.com
EUGENE -- Several Oregon players put up big numbers against Washington State on Saturday, though they didn’t quite match the eye-popping 58-of-89 for 557 yards WSU quarterback Connor Halliday put up. But the Ducks were able to pick off Halliday four times, and the Oregon offense displayed much more balance. Here are some top Oregon performers from Week 8:
RB Byron Marshall: Marshall continues to impress since De’Anthony Thomas went down. In Saturday's game, Marshall had 21 rushes for 192 yards, an average of 9.1 yards per carry. He rushed for three touchdowns and also caught two passes for 54 yards, even though one of those catches was negated by a fumble. That equals 246 total yards.
DE Tony Washington: The junior had a monster first half, recording six unassisted tackles and two sacks on the night.
S Terrance Mitchell: The junior had fewer tackles than some of his teammates, but was he one of four Ducks to record an interception. And what an interception it was in the fourth quarter. After the Halliday pass was tipped, Mitchell alertly scooped it up. That by itself would have been a nice play. But he made it a great play by eluding some tackles along the sideline, then popping over the middle and zipping in 51 yards for the pick-6.