Despite generally a good performance on offense, the Ducks' defense again showed problems with tackling, which has been a glaring weakness in each of the first three games. Additionally, the lack of pressure on Georgia State quarterback Nick Arbuckle allowed the Panthers time to throw and amass 318 yards in the air, including three for touchdowns.
The game did provide some twists including Joe Walker's sharp fumble recovery and 52-yard sprint for six, adding to Tyree Robinson's pick to account for 12 of the Ducks' 61 points.
Backup QB Tyler Alie ran 87 yards for another touchdown toward the end of the rout. Bralon Addison showed up in the wildcat formation close to the goal line, Devon Allen caught three passes and appeared strong as ever.
Charles Nelson and Dwayne Stanford totaled 79 yards, and Johnny Mundt added a touchdown.
Royce Freeman put up 101 yards on 10 carries, with one score. Taj Griffin and Tony Brooks-James combined for another 115 on the ground and a TD by Griffin.
While there were bright spots, the Ducks absolutely need to tighten up the defense, and return to the basics of tackling and pressing. Next week's contest against Utah at Autzen will surely be no cakewalk, and could cause trouble for Oregon if the defensive problems remain.