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                  === Barner runs Oregon over Fresno State ===
 
 Eugene,  OR (Sports Network) - Kenjon Barner carried the ball 34 times for 201
 yards and three scores, lifting the fourth-ranked Oregon Ducks over the Fresno
 State Bulldogs, 42-25.
 
 De'Anthony  Thomas was also a force in the ground game for Oregon, rushing for
 102 yards and two scores on seven carries.
 
 Marcus Mariota completed 19-of-27 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown for the
 Ducks (2-0), who dominated Arkansas State by a 57-34 margin last week. He also
 carried the ball 14 times for 67 yards.
 
 "We  sputtered offensively at times to begin the second half, but we also have
 to  realize that we aren't going to score every time we get the ball. We saw a
 lot  of that today, especially in that third quarter," Oregon coach Chip Kelly
 said.
 
 Derek  Carr connected on 29-of-47 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown for the
 Bulldogs  (1-1), who  defeated FCS  foe Weber  State in  their season  opener,
 37-10.
 
 Robbie  Rouse carried the  ball 27 times for 115 yards and a touchdown. Isaiah
 Burse caught seven passes for 77 yards and a score.
 
 "It  is encouraging to  play well when you finish but we clearly weren't up to
 it  at the start of the game. We have to coach better," Fresno State coach Tim
 DeRuyter said. "We were out played, out coached. I think our guys had a bit of
 a  bug-eyed look  at the  stadium. I  think we  were too  concerned about  the
 ranking."
 
 Fresno  State got the  ball to start the game and put together an 11-play, 57-
 yard  drive.  Andrew Shapiro recorded  a 23-yard run  on 4th-and-8 to keep the
 march  alive.  After getting down  to the 10-yard line,  Carr was sacked for a
 loss of 12 yards. Quentin Breshears followed with a 39-yard field goal to make
 it 3-0.
 
 But  it took  Oregon just four plays  to find the end zone. Thomas' 39-yard TD
 run made it a 7-3 game.
 
 After  the  Bulldogs went three-and-out,  Barner recorded a three-yard rushing
 touchdown. His 33-yard run earlier in the drive set up the score.
 
 The  Ducks extended  their margin with a 13-play, 85-yard scoring drive. A 15-
 yard  penalty  against Fresno State  on 3rd-and-17 gave  Oregon a fresh set of
 downs. The home team capitalized a few plays later on Colt Lyerla's 22-yard TD
 catch, making it 21-3 early in the second quarter.
 
 Thomas' 51-yard rushing touchdown on Oregon's next possession made it 28-3.
 
 Barner's  three-yard  rushing TD and  Breshears' 43-yard  field goal made it a
 35-6 contest at the break.
 
 Fresno  State  took advantage of  a pair of  Oregon fumbles midway through the
 third  stanza. Mariota  lost the football when he was sacked by Shawn Plummer,
 and  the Bulldogs took over at the 22 of the Ducks. Burse caught an 18-yard TD
 pass on the second play.
 
 Bralon  Addison  fumbled after  a six-yard catch  on Oregon's next possession.
 Breshears made a 25-yard field goal eight plays later to cut the gap to 35-16.
 
 Breshears made a 37-yard field goal after Mariota fumbled on the third play of
 the fourth quarter.
 
 The  Ducks responded  with an 11-play, 77-yard drive that Barner capped with a
 16-yard rushing TD.
 
 Rouse's two-yard rushing touchdown with 1:30 remaining accounted for the final
 margin.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The Ducks hold a 7-2 advantage in the all-time series against Fresno State ...
 Oregon  racked up 366 yards on the ground .. With his first-quarter touchdown,
 Barner became only the sixth player in school history with 30 or more TDs in a
 career.  He  finished the game  with a  trio of scores,  giving him 32 for his
 career, good for fifth all-time.
 
 
 09/09 01:24:33 ET