Sunday, October 14, 2007

Oregon 53, Washington State 7

thanks Yahoo!

Dennis Dixon threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and No. 9 Oregon handed Washington State its fourth straight loss, 53-7 on Saturday. Dixon also ran for a touchdown for the Ducks (5-1, 2-1 Pac-10). Oregon's easy victory over Washington State also came at a high cost -- receiver Cameron Colvin and running back Jeremiah Johnson left with injuries, and could miss the rest of the season. Colvin broke his ankle early in the game, and Johnson injured his right knee after scoring two touchdowns.

The Ducks were coming off a bye week, after a 31-24 loss to California at Autzen Stadium back on Sept. 29, and took advantage of three Washington State turnovers in the first quarter. Alex Brink was intercepted on the first drive and Oregon capitalized with Johnson's 42-yard touchdown run. On the next series, Washington got to the Oregon 2, but Brink was sacked for a 17-yard loss and then was intercepted by Jerome Boyd on the next throw. The Ducks took advantage of another Brink turnover late in the quarter. Oregon got the ball when Brink's fumble was recovered by Boyd, leading to Johnson's 18-yard scoring run. Brink was sacked in the end zone by Nick Reed and Cole Linehan for a safety to put Oregon up 19-0.

Jaison Williams #4 of the Oregon Ducks evades the defense of the Washington State Cougars

Dixon scored on a 1-yard keeper midway through the second quarter, then hit Jaison Williams with a 52-yard scoring pass and capped the first half with a 12-yard TD to Derrick Jones that made it 40-0. Oregon opened the second half with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Dixon to freshman Aaron Pflugrad. Washington finally got into the end zone on Brink's 8-yard pass to Michael Bumpus, but Daniel Padilla added field goals of 43 and 39 yards for the Ducks, who scored more points against the Cougars than in 85 previous meetings.

Next: Oregon (ranked 7th or 8th??) at Washington

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