Oregon kicked off its season in a manner befitting the No. 5 team in the nation: Oregon 57, Arkansas State 34.
Before we get into the grades for each position, three things must be noted. One, Oregon's helmets were just the coolest thing on the planet—lemon yellow with silver, mirrored wings. Amazingly beautiful from the stands.
Two, the score was 50-10 at halftime, and was really headed to a blowout before all the reserves played in the second half. I would be surprised if almost every player suited up didn't get in the game.
Three, a star is born. Marcus Mariota was simply dazzling in his debut. He will be one of the best Oregon quarterbacks ever.
The Ducks were dominant from the opening moments, going up 7-zip on a very nice Kenjon Barner run. From their powerful start in a rockin' Autzen, Oregon put their heel on A State's throat and kept it firmly in place until halftime.
For those of you not lucky enough to be in Autzen Stadium tonight, here comes the report card for each position.