|Oregon Ducks WR Josh Huff heads to the tunnel before the Spring game|
Spring football at Oregon has become a big deal over the last few years due to the program's continued success.
Like with other major programs across the nation, the demand for football here is high.
Fans craving for a taste of Duck football, since they last saw them cruising to a 35-17 Fiesta bowl victory over Kansas State back in January, were treated to a show.
A lot has happened to the program since January. Namely, the departure of former head coach Chip Kelly, and the replacement of him by Mark Helfrich.
And of course as seniors move on, new faces emerge.
Anxious to see how the Ducks would look under Mark Helfrich, and some of the new talent on offense, 37,000 filled Autzen Stadium last Saturday to get the answers they were looking for.
What they saw was an offensive out pour to the tune of 800 yards and a 65-10 win.
Marcus Mariota looked to be in usual form, going 13-15 for 169 yards and two touchdown passes. His backups also performed very well. Jake Rodrigues was 13-19 with 165 yards and two touchdown passes, and Jeff Lockie was 22-28 for 217 yards and two touchdown passes.
Other new faces stepping up were RB Byron Marshall, who's trying to replace Kenjon Barner. Marshall carried the ball 6 times for 60 yards and had a touchdown.
|Oregon receiver Bralon Addison (#11 in white) catches a pass|
I know it was just the spring game, and the offense was playing against a beat up defense, but the fact of the matter remains...this is the same Oregon team, going at the same speed, and they're just as loaded as ever.
Which is good news if you're a Duck fan, bad news for the rest of the conference.