NCAA Game Summary - Arizona State at Oregon|
(Saturday, October 15th)
Final Score: (9) Oregon 41, (18) Arizona State 27
Eugene, OR (Sports Network) - Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas filled in
for the injured LaMichael James and combined for 244 yards and three
touchdowns on the ground, carrying No. 9 Oregon to a 41-27 victory over 18th-
ranked Arizona State.
James, last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up, was sidelined with an elbow
injury, while quarterback Darron Thomas suffered a knee injury early in the
second half Saturday.
Still, the Ducks (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) had enough weapons to maintain their status
as the conference favorites. Barner rushed for 171 yards and one TD on 31
carries, while De'Anthony Thomas scored twice for Oregon, which has won seven
straight against the Sun Devils.
Brock Osweiler threw for 291 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions
on 29-of-46 attempts for ASU (5-2, 3-1), which had won three straight to start
Barner fumbled on his first carry, and ASU turned it into seven points when
Osweiler found Gerell Robinson for a 20-yard score.
Osweiler countered De'Anthony Thomas' 16-yard TD with a 25-yard scoring strike
to Mike Willie later in the opening quarter.
Darron Thomas threw a pair of scores around an Alex Garoutte field goal in the
second quarter, the first a 28-yarder to Lavasier Tuinei before finding David
Paulson for a 12-yard score and a 21-17 lead heading to the break.
Thomas was injured on the first possession in the second half, and the
visitors took the lead on Cameron Marshall's four-yard TD run, which was set
up by Jamal Miles' 51-yard scamper.
With backup Bryan Bennett under center, Oregon embarked on a six-play, 68-yard
drive that De'Anthony Thomas ended with a three-yard score with 10 1/2 minutes
showing in the third.
Bennett showed his running skills on the Ducks' next touch, picking up gains
of 36 and 18 yards to move into enemy territory. Barner ran in for a five-yard
TD two plays later.
Alejandro Maldonado gave Oregon a 38-24 lead with a 37-yard field goal on the
second play of the fourth quarter.
Garoutte and Maldonado traded field goals later in the frame, and Oregon's
Anthony Gildon sealed the win with an interception in the end zone in the
Darron Thomas threw for 187 yards with an interception on 13-of-17 before
getting injures...Bennett completed 2-of-5 passes for 22 yards and added 65
yards on the ground...Marshall ran for 97 yards on 20 carries in
defeat...Robinson caught six passes for 120 yards..,The all-time series is
10/16 02:20:11 ET