Did all this help the cause for the Heisman? "Five-and-0," responded Harrington to the Oregon Sports Network regarding his performance in enhancing his Heisman chances. "That is what I have to say about that."
Normally, Harrington would be looking for Keenan Howry or Jason Willis, but against Arizona Captain Comeback's favorite targets included some less familiar names including Samie Parker, who used his blazing speed to get behind the Wildcat defenders for six receptions, 160 yards and a touchdowns. "Samie has great speed," said Bellotti. "If they don't give him a big cushion he'll run right by."
"I went out there and had a lot fun," said Parker regarding his performance.
George Wrightster also recorded his first collegiate touch down with the first score of the contest. Justin Peelle was the third receiver to catch a touchdown pass from Harrington.
But the passing attack wasn't the only story in this one-sided event. The Duck rushing game was up to snuff as two Oregon running backs rushed for over 100 yards each. After Maurice Morris rushed for 110 yards and one touchdown, Onterrio Smith came in for relief and racked up 131 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon capitalized on turnovers as they force five turnovers while only giving up one interception. "We took advantage of some things," said Bellotti. Most importantly, Oregon scored on the turnovers. While the Ducks did give up two quick scores early in the contest, Oregon' defense stepped up to a challenge made by Bellotti to the Duck defenders.
"Coach Bellotti challenged us to not give up anymore points," said Wesly Mallard. Mallard had a terrific game and had an interception.
Did the Ducks reach their full potential? Not if you ask Bellotti, and the Oregon headman feels the Ducks can even get better. In fact Bellotti thinks the Ducks will get better and they must in order to achieve their goals of winning the Pac-10 championship or even more. "We can still play better," said Bellotti. "You can never play less then your best," the coach went onto say about playing on the road in the Pac-10.
While the Ducks rolled up 607 yards offense, the Oregon coaching staff was able to play everyone. " We got to play everybody and that is a big bonus," said Bellotti.
Bellotti indicated that the only potential injury was to tackle Cory Chambers who suffered a leg contusion.
The Ducks and their fans will find out tomorrow if the performance will move Oregon to it's highest ranking ever, possibly fifth in the polls.