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Oregon 20, Utah 17

(AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer

EUGENE, Ore. - Bo Nix threw for 287 yards and one touchdown despite being hobbled by a leg injury, Oregon intercepted Utah quarterback Cameron Rising three times, and the 12th-ranked Ducks knocked off the 10th-ranked Utes 20-17.

A week after watching their hopes at the College Football Playoff evaporate, the Ducks rebounded with a gutty effort that preserved their chances of getting back to the Pac-12 championship game for the fourth straight season.

The Ducks (9-2, 7-1 Pac-12, No. 12 CFP) need only a win over rival Oregon State next Saturday to book their ticket to Las Vegas and a date with Southern California.

Nix was clearly limited after suffering an injury to his right ankle/foot late in last week's loss to Washington that snapped Oregon's 23-game home win streak. He threw a 4-yard TD pass to Troy Franklin in the first half and Bucky Irving added a 10-yard TD run as the Ducks built a 17-3 halftime lead.

Camden Lewis added field goals of 30 and 41 yards for the Ducks, the second of which came early in the fourth quarter and proved to be the winning points.

Nix finished 25 of 37 passing and his own interception late in the fourth quarter proved not to be costly for the Ducks. Nix's first carry of the night came with less than 2 minutes remaining when he faked a pitch, dived for 2 yards and picked up the clinching first down for the Ducks.

Karene Reid returned a fumble 11 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter that sparked the Utes. Jaylen Dixon added an 18-yard touchdown run on a jet sweep later in the third quarter, but the Utes (8-3, 6-2, No. 10 CFP) couldn't overcome an off night from their quarterback.

Rising was 21 of 38 passing, set a career-high with the three interceptions and flubbed an easy throw on fourth down in the fourth quarter deep in Oregon territory. Two of the picks came off deflected passes, but the costliest was Rising's late throw across the middle that Oregon's Bennett Williams nabbed near midfield with 4:15 remaining.

Utah got the ball back, but Rising couldn't connect with Solomon Enis on a fourth-and-6 throw from midfield in the closing minutes.

November 19, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UtahOregon
Oregon TD 10:56 Bucky Irving 10 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 0 7
Utah FG 1:09 Jadon Redding 45 yard field goal 3 7
Second Quarter UtahOregon
Oregon TD 10:28 Troy Franklin 4 yard TD pass from Bo Nix (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 3 14
Oregon FG 0:18 Camden Lewis 30 yard field goal 3 17
Third Quarter UtahOregon
Utah TD 13:14 Karene Reid 11 yard fumble return for TD (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 10 17
Utah TD 2:39 Jaylen Dixon 18 yard TD run (Jadon Redding Extra Point) 17 17
Fourth Quarter UtahOregon
Oregon FG 11:17 Camden Lewis 41 yard field goal 17 20
Team Stats
  Utah Oregon
First downs 23 16
  Rushing 11 5
  Passing 9 11
  Penalty 3 0
3rd Down Efficiency 8-15, 53% 8-15, 53%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 36-156 25-59
Passing Yards 170 287
Return Yards 13 54
Completions-Attempts-Int 21-38-3 25-37-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1-5
Punts 1 4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 2-15 6-60
Utah Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Rising 21 38 170 0 3
Oregon Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Nix 25 37 287 1 1
Utah Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Thomas 19 55 2.9 0
C. Rising 7 43 6.1 0
J. Jackson 3 23 7.7 0
J. Dixon 1 18 18.0 1
M. Bernard 5 18 3.6 0
Oregon Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Whittington 10 53 5.3 0
B. Irving 10 20 2.0 1
D. Thornton 1 -3 -3.0 0
B. Nix 2 -3 -1.5 0
Utah Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Kincaid 11 99 9.0 0
D. Vele 5 42 8.4 0
J. Dixon 2 17 8.5 0
M. Bernard 1 7 7.0 0
R. Parks 1 6 6.0 0
T. Thomas 1 -1 -1.0 0
Oregon Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Thornton 4 151 37.8 0
K. Hutson 9 56 6.2 0
B. Irving 3 33 11.0 0
T. Ferguson 2 16 8.0 0
T. Franklin 4 14 3.5 1
N. Whittington 2 10 5.0 0
M. Matavao 1 7 7.0 0
Utah Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Phillips III 1 5
Oregon Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Williams 2 3
N. Sewell 1 0
Utah Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bouwmeester 1 45 45.0
Oregon Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Bales 4 153 38.3
Utah Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Vele 1 8 8.0
Oregon Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Utah Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oregon Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Hutson 3 51 17.0
Utah Missed FG
Player Length
J. Redding 38
Oregon Missed FG
Player Length




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