Oregon QB Braxton Burmeister records first multi-touchdown game

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Earlier this week, Oregon coach Willie Taggart told reporters that his offense didn’t have “to reinvent the wheel” in order to get back into the scoring ways that have defined the program for so long. Taggart is correct in that the Ducks did not have to reinvent the wheel — but they did have to reinvent the offense. When starting quarterback Justin Herbert, the Pac-12’s leader in QBR, went down with a collarbone injury, the offense was unexpectedly placed in the hands of true freshman Braxton Burmeister.

“We’re not asking him to be Tom Brady,” Taggart said. “I wish he was. We’re asking him to run our offense and, more importantly, take care of the football. We can’t turn the football over. You got to be smart with the football, take care of it and get it to the guys that can make plays for you.”

Thing is: In the first half against UCLA, Burmeister was doing things that Brady could never dream of. With a little more than 10 minutes left in the first quarter, Burmeister ran 7 yards for a score, a run that showcased his mobility and physicality.

Ten minutes later, Burmeister did it again, running 4 yards for a score to knot it at 14-14 at the half.

With his second touchdown, Burmeister recorded the first multi-touchdown game of his career — with another full half to play. Though he finished the first half completing just 4 of 8 passes for 48 yards, Burmeister’s 37 rushing yards are more than any UCLA player.

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