NCAA Game Summary - Oregon at Arizona|
(Saturday, September 24th)
Final Score: (10) Oregon 56, Arizona 31
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - LaMichael James exploded for a school-record
288 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns on 23 carries as No. 10 Oregon
outgunned Arizona, 56-31, at Arizona Stadium.
Kenjon Barner added two rushing TDs, while Darron Thomas completed 11-of-20
passes for two scores and also posted two touchdowns on the ground for the
Ducks (3-1, 1-0 Pac-12), who won their 13th straight conference tilt.
David Paulson posted three catches for 22 yards and another touchdown as
Oregon racked up 516 yards of total offense.
Nick Foles passed for 398 yards and three TDs but it wasn't enough for
the Wildcats (1-3, 0-2), who lost despite piling up 480 yards in all.
David Roberts notched 60 yards and two scores on four catches, Richard
Morrison had a TD reception and Keola Antolin rushed for a score in defeat.
James' 19-yard touchdown scamper put Oregon ahead 35-3 with 2:45 to play in
the first half, but Arizona got back within 35-24 on a 34-yard connection from
Foles to Morrison with 1:04 before the break, a seven-yard TD run by Antolin
4 1/2 minutes into the third quarter and Roberts' seven-yard scoring catch
with 5:43 to play in the third.
Oregon dashed the home team's hopes, as Thomas capped a 75-yard drive with a
five-yard rushing score to make it 42-24 with 3:19 left in the period.
Barner gave the Ducks more breathing room on a one-yard run just over five
minutes into the fourth quarter, and though Roberts brought in a four-yard
pass from Foles to cap the following drive, Thomas added a two-yard burst to
paydirt with 1:45 to play for the final 25-point margin.
Oregon jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead thanks to James' 12-yard scoring run
and Barner's eight-yard TD.
Alex Zendejas hit a 28-yarder to put Arizona on the board with 30 seconds left
in the opening quarter, but it was all Ducks from there.
Thomas hit Paulson from 10 yards out and a 21-3 game, then connected with
Barner for a six-yard touchdown.
Oregon has won 22 of the 36 meetings with Arizona, including four
straight...David Douglas ended with 120 yards on seven receptions for the
victors...The Ducks won the rushing battle by a 415-82 count.
09/25 02:41:06 ET