We’re now in the middle of February, which means the 2012 season is becoming more and more of a distant memory and the 2013 season still feels a full 12 month away. So why not take 14 minutes to watch all 89 touchdowns Oregon scored in the 2012 season?

First, a few observations:

– It seems like every touchdown pass comes off of play action.

– Much is made of the Ducks’ speed and how quickly they get the ball in space, but a great number of Oregon’s touchdowns come after first (and sometimes second, third and fourth) contact. When you get a hand on these guys, you’d better get them down or they’ll make you regret it. 

– Marcus Mariota demonstrated a great ability to keep plays seemingly alive from Day 1.

– I can’t decide what’s more under-appreciated about Kenjon Barner, his patience or his toughness.

– The most impressive score of the bunch comes at the 8:20 mark when De’Anthony Thomas scooped up a punt off a bouce, retreated and then raced 73 yards down the left sideline in a 70-14 win over Colorado.

– For those not keeping score at home: Oregon totaled 48 rushing touchdowns, 35 passing, four interception returns, one punt return and one kickoff return. 

– Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen called a lot of Oregon games.

– With the exception of Kenjon Barner, the vast majority of Oregon’s touchdown makers are back in 2013. 

(H/T @DuckStud)

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National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.