LAst Night's Action: Oregon Topples Trojans
Oregon Ducks defeat USC Trojans 53-32. The Trojans made a valiant attempt to stay with the Ducks, but the Ducks’ offense was just too much to overcome as the Trojans fell to No. 1 Oregon 53-32.
Going back and forth the Trojans were only trailing the Ducks 36-32 with 6:46 left in the third quarter. A four-and-out gave the ball back to the Ducks, and they took four minutes to score on a LaMichael James two-yard touchdown rush for the 43-32 lead.
From that point on USC drives were: turnover on downs; interception by Matt Barkley; turnover on downs. Oregon kicked a field goal and had another James’ touchdown run to ice the game.
Barkley went 26-for-49 for 264 yards with a touchdown, two interceptions and a fumble. The Trojans rushed for only 113 yards with Marc Tyler leading the rushers for 69 yards and two touchdowns. Overall the Trojans gained 377 yards of offense, but their defense couldn’t keep up with Oregon’s frenetic pace.
The Ducks amassed 599 yards of offense with Darren Thomas going 19-for-32 with 288 yards and four touchdowns with an interception and a fumble. James gained 239 yards on the ground while Thomas added 42 yards rushing.
Arizona Wildcats defeat UCLA Bruins 29-21. With quarterback Kevin Prince out for the rest of the season, the responsibility falls to Richard Brehaut to lead the team to some amount of respectability. He did his best going 13-for-27 for 228 yards through the air and having the team down five in the fourth quarter, but as expected the comeback fell short thanks to a horrendous end-around and a Brehaut fumble giving the Bruins their fourth conference loss.