Oregon is playing very well for many reasons, but in my opinion the thing that sets them apart on offense is their versatility. On the field, Oregon can hurt you in many ways, weather if it's on the ground, with Thomas Tyner, Byron Marshall, and true freshman Royce Freedman (Oregon indicated that it was too close to call a starting running back at this point), or in the air, with Heisman candidate quarterback Marcus Mariota passing to receivers Keanon Lowe, Pharaoh Brown, Dwayne Stanford, among others.
On the defensive side of the ball, the ducks are just as impressive, and have been a big part of the reason that Oregon has won both of their games this season by at least 19 points, including a game against number 7 ranked Michigan State. With All-American Cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, linebackers Tyson Coleman, Derrick Malone and Tony Washington, and Defensive lineman, DeForest Buckner, Oregon is easily one of the best defenses in college football.
With it's versatile offense, and it's hard hitting defense, it's easy to see why Oregon has been successful so far this year. While somewhat lacking in size in some areas, Oregon does plenty to make up for it in speed, and in my opinion, that's what makes them such a successful team. For these reasons, along with others, I think Oregon will thrive this year, and continue to play well. After all, Speed Kills.