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No. 2 Oregon 70, Colorado 14

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    By Stuart

    October 27th – at Oregon********* No. 2 Oregon 70, Colorado 14
    Oregon, the No. 2 team in the country, was a 47-point favorite at home over hapless Colorado. The line was an embarrassment for the CU program, but not half as embarrassing as the fact that the Ducks covered … by halftime.
    Oregon ran through, around, and over the Colorado defense, scoring touchdowns on all seven first half possessions en route to a 56-0 halftime lead and 70-14 rout. The Ducks amassed a ridiculous 425 yards rushing, and 617 yards of total offense, holding the inept Buff offense to 245 yards of total offense. The game was so out of hand that Oregon’s backup quarterback, Bryan Bennett, out-scored the Colorado offense, three touchdowns to two.
    The students at Oregon, much like their counterparts at Colorado, arrived fashionably late for the*game. Unlike their Buff counterparts, however,*the Duck fans*missed*the only competitive moments of the game with their tardiness.
    Oregon won the coin toss to start the game. Most teams defer, opting to take the ball to start the second half. The Ducks, though, averaging 51 points per game, and well aware that Colorado had been scored upon in the opening 50 seconds of the game the week before by USC, decided to put the Buffs out of their misery early.
    The Ducks took more plays than did the Trojans – five plays instead of two – and took more time – 1:47 of game clock instead of 50 seconds – but the outcome was the same. Kenjon Barner, moments after a 42-yard run to the Colorado six, scored from a yard out to put the Buffs behind for good.
    Then, on the ensuing kickoff, Tony Jones fumbled the return, giving the ball back to Oregon. It took the Duck offense only three plays to cover the 17 yards required to up the score to 14-0, with De’Anthony Thomas scoring from nine yards out.
    14-0. Still 12:28 to play in the first quarter. The game was, for all practical purposes, already over … and the Colorado offense had yet to take a snap.
    On its first drive, the Buffs did manage to gain a first down, and did take four minutes off the game clock, before punting the ball back to the Ducks. Five plays and 92 yards later, Oregon was up 21-0.
    The Buffs’ second drive was much like the first. One first down, then a penalty, then a punt. The Ducks’ fourth drive was much like the first three. Six plays, 77 yards, and a touchdown. With 1:44 still to play in the first quater, the score was already up to 28-0. Oregon had run 19 plays for 243 yards – 12.7 yards per play – while Colorado had eked out 65 total yards.
    Second verse … same as the first.
    The second quarter matched the first, with Oregon finding a way to score four more touchdowns. The first came after an eight-play, 97-yard drive culminated on a 24-yard run by Kenjon Barner. The second came on a highlight reel 73-yard punt return by De’Anthony Thomas. The third on a seven yard pass from Marcus Mariota to Daryle Hawkins. The final score of the half, with 20 seconds to play, was a six yard run by Byron Bennett.
    With the final score, the 2012 Buffs matched a low only seen once before, in the 1980 season opener against UCLA … a 56-0 halftime defict.
    Halftime score: Oregon 56, Colorado 0.
    Still to come … second half, locker room quotes, game notes, and a list of records set by the Buffs against Oregon …

    Originally posted by CU At the Game
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