The Oregon Ducks snapped their three game losing streak as they ran all over Utah at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. Royce Freeman (139) and Tony Brooks-James (105) each totaled over 100 yards on the ground as the Ducks ran for 347 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Oregon also got noticeable improvement from Braxton Burmeister fourth start, who went 9-12 and 47 yards and one touchdown. Perhaps the biggest difference for Oregon came from the big plays as they scored on both a trick play that saw Charles Nelson throw a touchdown to Jacob Breeland and Ugo Amadi scoring after stripping former Duck Darren Carrington. Carrington found success in his return to Eugene with 130 receiving yards, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the stout defensive performance from Oregon. The Ducks grabbed 10 tackles for loss, including four sacks as they shut down the Utah attack. Listen below to stories on Oregon’s big plays and strong defense in their resounding victory.
Oregon’s Defense Shines in Win Over Utah (by Jonathan Rifkind)
Gashing Ground Attack Key to Oregon’s Success (by Naveed Habibelahian)
Charles Nelson, Aarion Springs, and Troy Dye
Royce Freeman, Ugo Amadi and Jake Hanson