Oregon Football opened Pac-12 play with a commanding 41-19 home victory over Arizona.
Oregon began the game with a 63 yard TD from Jaylon Redd in the first minute of the game. Anthony Brown went on to throw 10-21 for 206 yards and 3 TD. Tight End’s Terrance Ferguson (9 yard TD) and Spencer Webb (18 yard TD) caught the other TDs for the Ducks. Oregon rushed for 187 yards behind an explosive performance by Travis Dye, who carried it 5 times for 92 yards. CJ Verdell rushed it 11 times for 45 yards and a TD, and Brown carried it 12 times for 41 yards. Oregon’s offense accounted for 393 yards and 7.1 yards/play.
Oregon continued its dominance in turnover margin, claiming 5 INTs and not coughing up the ball once. After an INT to start the game, Bennett Williams put the game on ice with a 68-yard pick-six to put Oregon up 41-19. Williams also made 8 tackles. Verone McKinley, Mykael Wright, and Nate Heaukulani all provided INTs as well. McKinley now has 4 INTs in the last three games, and Williams has 3. Noah Sewell led the way in the trenches with 14 total tackles. Oregon allowed 435 total yards, including 233 in the air and 202 on the ground. The Ducks also allowed 32 first downs compared to just 17. Arizona QB Jordan McCloud went 21-35 for 233 yards and a TD and 5 INTs.
Also notable for Oregon: Camden Lewis continued his perfect season thus far, drilling 2 FGs, including a career-long 43 yarder. Lewis was also 5-5 on PATs. Tom Snee also booted a career-high 61-yard punt in this game.
#3 Oregon (4-0, 1-0 conf) will now travel to Stanford to take on the Cardinal (2-2, 1-1 conf) on Saturday, October 2nd at 12:30 pm.
Head Coach Mario Cristobal
Quarterback Anthony Brown
Center Alex Forsyth
Safety Bennett Williams