Sunday, September 03, 2006

#21 Oregon 48, Stanford 10

In the season opener, Jonathan Stewart rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns before hurting his ankle, and No. 21 Oregon defeated Pac-10 rival Stanford 48-10 on Saturday. Dennis Dixon threw for a score and ran for another for the Ducks in the rare conference matchup to open the season. Dixon, who has the starting job all to himself after rotating with Brady Leaf last year, completed 21 of 30 passes for 236 yards as temperatures at Autzen Stadium zoomed into the 90s.

Jonathan Stewart rushed for a career-high 168 yards after rushing for just 188 in 12 games a year ago. He surpassed 100 yards on his ninth carry of the game, which came in the 2nd quarter. Stewart also had 54 kickoff return yardage, giving the sophomore 222 all-purpose yards today. Stewart's two rushing touchdowns also matches his career best of two (Stanford, 10/1/05).

The Ducks have now won five straight contests against Stanford outscoring the Cardinal 184-57 in those contests. Stanford last won in 2001, winning 49-42 at Autzen Stadium. The 38-point margin of victory represents Oregon's largest ever against Stanford. The previous margin was 35 points twice: 35-0 in 2003 and 63-28 in 1998. Today's crowd of 58,450 marks Oregon's 43rd consecutive sellout at Autzen Stadium, the Ducks' 4th-largest crowd ever and the record for an Oregon home opener.

I managed to watch the game live on ABC (from 3.30am to almost 7am), thanks to TVU Player! Visit and you can watch programs from selected tv channels from all over the world, including from ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, etc, etc... Enjoy!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aku tak paham sesen pun tengok american football ni, kejap-kejap stop sekali jatuh stop. Game yang 1 jam dek kerana all the time outs, jadi sampai 3 1/2 jam... Tapi that's what American like, have rooms for advertizers...

Tapi yang aku suka, college game pun boleh attract 58,000 spectators. Gila bangat!! Kita ni, national team main pun hampeh tak balik modal... Pastu lagi satu yang aku suka, cheerleaders leee... kat sini kita panggil pom-pom girls, sikit tak komersial nama...

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