EUGENE, Ore. – All Tennessee coach Butch Jones could do was purse his lips when Oregon scored yet another touchdown on the Volunteers and the Ducks fans taunted the team with chants of S-E-C! S-E-C!
When it was over, No. 2 Oregon beat the Vols 59-14, their biggest varsity loss since 1910.
Its going to take perseverance, its going to take resilience, said Jones, in his first season with the Vols. We have to learn from this and move forward.
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards with four touchdowns, becoming the first Oregon quarterback to throw for more than 400 yards in a game since Kellen Clemens in 2005. The sophomore quarterbacks yardage ties for the third-most in a game in school history.
Justin Worley completed 13 of 25 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown for the Volunteers, who opened the season with wins over Austin Peay and Western Kentucky.
But Tennessee could not keep up with the speedy Ducks, who had 687 yards in total offense compared with 316 for the Vols.
No. 5 STANFORD 34, ARMY 20: In West Point, N.Y., Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns and Tyler Gaffney had two touchdowns and 132 yards rushing for the Cardinal.
The Cardinal (2-0) entered the game as 30-point favorites but had their hands full, falling behind 6-0 at the outset as the much smaller Black Knights (1-2).
No. 7 LOUISVILLE 27, KENTUCKY 13: In Lexington, Ky., Senorise Perry ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Teddy Bridgewater overcame a shaky start to pass for 250 yards and the Cardinals (3-0) scored on four consecutive drives to pull away from their rivals.
The Cardinals defense forced three turnovers, including two in their territory to preserve their third straight Governors Cup.
No. 10 FLORIDA STATE 62, NEVADA 7: In Tallahassee, Fla., Jameis Winston accounted for three touchdowns, and the Seminoles four tailbacks all scored.
No. 13 SOUTH CAROLINA 35, VANDERBILT 25: In Columbia, S.C., Connor Shaw passed for three scores, Jadeveon Clowney forced a fumble and South Carolina withstood Vanderbilts rally from a four-touchdown deficit.
No. 14 OKLAHOMA 51, TULSA 20: In Norman, Okla., Blake Bell passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns in his first start as quarterback for the Sooners (3-0), which thumped the Golden Hurricane.