Posted by Adam Jacobi
The Portland State Vikings are so overmatched. (How overmatched are they?) They're so overmatched that they deserve credit for holding Oregon to a field goal late in the second quarter. OK, that's not a very funny punchline, but considering how woeful the Vikings' efforts have been in keeping Oregon out of the end zone up to this point, they actually do deserve credit. So kudos, Portland State!
Other than that one moment of stout defense, this game has been all about LaMichael James and the Oregon Ducks. James has rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns on only 14 carries. Quarterback Darron Thomas' stats are equally gaudy: 9-18, 149 yards, and four touchdowns. Oh, and Thomas has 7 rushes for 53 yards of his own.
All in all, the Ducks are taking a 45-0 lead to the locker room, and it would practically be an act of criminal malice to let Oregon's stars take any snaps in the second half.