Junior quarterback Jeff Lockie made his first start for Oregon a winning one, throwing for 228 yards and two touchdowns in a 61-28 victory over Georgia State yesterday.
Lockie took over for Vernon Adams, who was out with a broken index finger on his throwing hand.
Lockie: "It was a lot of fun, finally getting a chance and you know to play in front of these fans who I'm getting to know over 4 years and you know, my whole family here and just getting your name called in the beginning that was, you know, that was special."
Lockie was Marcus Mariota's backup the past two seasons and had competed with Adams for the starter's job. Yesterday's biggest highlight was quarterback Taylor Alie's 87-yard scoring touchdown, the fifth longest run in Oregon's history.
Oregon State also had a good after heading halftime with a seven point deficit against San Jose State. The Beavers scored three touchdowns in four minutes during the third quarter, ultimately beating the Spartans 35-21.