It’s during games like these where you wonder how such momentum can ever slow down. The Ducks are back for game 3 against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and oh boy was it an absolute slaughterhouse on the field.
It’s a welcome relief for Ducks fans after the struggle back and forth that was the game against Texas Tech. While it’s not as record-breaking as their first game, it’s still a stellar game that fans will be remembering for quite a while.
Oregon vs. Hawaii Football Game Highlights
By the end of the first quarter, they were up by 24-0, and once the first half was over, they had a stunning lead of 38-3. They ended up finishing the game with a blowout of 55-10. This leaves them at a solid 3-0 score so far in the season, averaging 58 points per game.
Bo Nix, as per usual, performed great. He got a 21 of 27, ran 247 yards, and scored 3 TDs. Tez Johnson should be proud of himself this time around, as he finally had his first multi-touchdown game with 4 catches, 77 yards, and 2 TDs.
The Rainbow Warriors had a run-n-shoot offense, but it wasn’t much of a match compared to the Ducks’ secondary. Their QB, Brayden Schager, was having a hard time getting any passes out throughout the game, and it shows in his stats. In just the first 15 minutes of his plays, he was 3 of 9 for 23 and an interception. This was from someone who came in rocking an average of 324 yards through the air. This game brought him to a season low of 131 yards passing. Talk about quite the fall.
Dan Lanning is said to be quite disappointed at the Ducks finishing with 9 penalties for 76 yards against Hawaii, but it’s still better than the 14 flags given last game. They’ve improved on the penalty front, but they still have quite a ways to go before they can really say they’ve got it down pat.
So, who’s next? Well, Deion Sanders will be welcomed with open arms and a roaring crowd for the first time in Autzen Stadium, carrying behind him the Colorado Buffaloes who are going to have one hell of an uphill battle. The Pac-12 opener is set to take place in the Ducks’ home turf on Saturday at 12:30 PT.