NCAA Game Summary - Washington State at Oregon|
(Saturday, October 3rd)
Final Score: (16) Oregon 52, Washington State 6
Eugene, OR (Sports Network) - LaMichael James rushed for 81 yards and a pair
of touchdowns, leading 16th-ranked Oregon to a 52-6 rout of Washington State.
Jeremiah Masoli connected on 14-of-18 passes for 116 yards with a touchdown
and ran for another score for the Ducks (4-1, 2-0 Pac-10), who have won four
in a row since a 19-8 season-opening loss at Boise State. Ed Dickson caught
seven passes for 103 yards and a TD.
Marshall Lobbestael completed 7-of-13 passes for 48 yards and was picked off
twice for the Cougars (1-4, 0-3), whose defense gave up 514 yards while
accumulating just 158.
Oregon had 31 first downs to just four for Washington State.
"It starts in the front with the offensive and defensive lines. They set the
tone right away," said Oregon coach Chip Kelly. "The best thing about this
defense is how they compete. They have come to play every game so far and we
are going to ride them. We are encouraging where our defense is at right now.
They are continuing to build."
James scored on a 26-yard run less than three minutes into the game and it
became 14-0 on Masoli's 26-yard TD pass to Dickson with 3 1/2 minutes left in
the opening quarter.
James powered in from three yards out in the last minute of the first quarter
for a 21-0 margin.
"You've got to take your lumps and get better," said Washington State coach
Paul Wulff. "Their defense played very fast; the Oregon offense was just
firing off. Their speed got after us and we got on our heels."
Masoli scored on a one-yard run with 9 1/2 minutes left in the half and the
lead widened to 35-0 on Andrew Crenshaw's six-yard scoring run with 6:40
remaining in the second quarter.
QB Nate Costa scored on a four-yard run with 1:11 left in the half for a 42-0
Morgan Flint kicked a 40-yard field goal in the third before Lobbestael ran
into the end zone from a yard out for the Cougars, who then missed the extra
Remene Alston had a six-yard TD rush in the fourth quarter.
Dickson set the Oregon career mark for catches by a tight end at 105 (103 by
Josh Wilcox, 1993-96)...Dickson recorded his second straight 100-yard
game...Oregon's defense had its string of quarters without allowing a TD end
at seven...Kelly's 4-0 home mark to start a coaching career is best record
since C.W. Spears went 5-0 at home in 1930...In their past three meetings, the
Ducks have outscored the Cougars by a combined score of 168-27.
10/04 02:00:02 ET