Oregon 57, Arkansas State 34 - Final.
We are officially final here at Autzen Stadium in the beautiful Willamette Valley with a final score of 57-34 in favor of the Oregon Ducks.
Marcus Mariota, making his first start for the Ducks, more than impressed the college football world as he worked his way to 216 yards through the air and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also scampered for 24 yards on four carries.
Superstar De'Anthony Thomas accounted for three touchdowns and greatly aided in the Oregon offensive slaughter that put up 43 points in less than a quarter-and-a-half.
Arkansas State battled their way back in the second quarter against the Oregon reserves as Ryan Aplin showcased why he could be a dark horse Heisman candidate.
In the end, however, this game could have been much uglier than it was.
The Ducks will take on Fresno State next weekend while Arkansas State will face off against Memphis.