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Jeff Lockie made his first career start at quarterback for No. 12 Oregon.

By SI Wire
September 19, 2015

Redshirt junior quarterback Jeff Lockie started for No. 12 Oregon on Saturday in place of Vernon Adams Jr.

Adams broke his right index finger in the Ducks’ season-opening win over Eastern Washington on Sept. 5 and was a game-time decision earlier in the week.

The fifth-year transfer played through the broken finger in Oregon’s loss to Michigan State last week, completing 22 of 39 passes for 309 yards with two interceptions and a touchdown.

Lockie, Oregon’s longtime backup signal-caller, split reps in practice with Adams during the week. He appeared 10 times last season, taking over for Heisman winner Marcus Mariota late in games, and completed 21 of 28 passes for 207 yards and one touchdown in 2014.

On Saturday, Lockie threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-31 passing as Oregon defeated Georgia State 61–28. The Ducks improved to 2–1 on the season.

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