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Oregon 49, Arizona 22

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

By DAVID BRANDT
AP Sports Writer

TUCSON, Ariz. - Bo Nix threw for 265 yards and ran for three touchdowns, Noah Whittington added an early 55-yard touchdown run and No. 12 Oregon rolled to a 49-22 victory over Arizona.

The Ducks (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) scored touchdowns on seven consecutive drives starting midway through the first quarter, building a 49-13 lead by late in the third.

Oregon piled up 580 yards of total offense - including 306 yards on the ground - doing pretty much whatever it wanted against Arizona (3-3, 1-2).

Nix was a great on the ground for a second straight game, scoring on a pair of 2-yard runs before breaking free for a 25-yard touchdown in the third quarter. He ran for a career-high 141 yards and two touchdowns in last week's over Stanford.

The Ducks have won five straight since a season-opening loss to Georgia, scoring more than 40 points in every game. They built a 28-13 lead by halftime Saturday. Nix completed 13 of 14 passes for 187 yards as the offense racked up 346 total yards before the break.

Arizona managed to stay within striking distance thanks to a 52-yard touchdown run by DJ Williams and a pair of field goals from Tyler Loop, including a 36-yarder as time expired in the second quarter.

But the Ducks erased any doubt about the outcome in the third. Oregon opened the second half with an efficient eight-play, 75-yard drive, capped by Nix's second touchdown run for a 35-13 advantage. A few minutes later, Bucky Irving ran for a 22-yard touchdown and a 42-13 lead.

Arizona's Jayden de Laura completed 24 of 42 passes for 241 yards, one touchdown and an interception.

Oregon had to punt on its first offensive drive but quickly found its offensive rhythm.

Whittington gave the Ducks a 7-3 lead late in the first quarter on a superb 55-yard touchdown run. The 5-foot-8, 194-pounder made one quick cut, evading a tackle, and then sprinted straight forward before blowing past Arizona defenders on his way to the end zone.

The Ducks added to their momentum early in the second. Nix hit a diving Kris Hutson for a 42-yard gain that was just short of a touchdown. On the next play, Nix kept it himself for a 2-yard touchdown and 14-3 lead.

Arizona had a promising first drive snuffed out at the Oregon 11 when de Laura and Jacob Cowing botched a handoff. Oregon's DJ Johnson was there to fall on the fumble.

TARGETING

Oregon's Dontae Manning was called for targeting in the second quarter and ejected. He had a helmet-to-helmet hit on Arizona's Cowing.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona: There's no shame in losing to the Ducks, but there's little doubt the Wildcats will be disappointed, particularly with the defensive performance. Arizona's given up 49 points in two of the past three weeks and that's not going to win a lot of football games.

Oregon: The Ducks are gaining steam and now get two weeks to prepare for a showdown against UCLA, which could be a Top 10 team by the time the game is played. Nix - an Auburn transfer - is starting to look comfortable with his new school.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter OregonAri
Ari FG 5:13 Tyler Loop 38 yard field goal 0 3
Oregon TD 2:53 Noah Whittington 55 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 7 3
Second Quarter OregonAri
Oregon TD 12:01 Bo Nix 2 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 14 3
Oregon TD 4:42 Moliki Matavao 3 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 21 3
Ari TD 3:43 DJ Williams 52 yard TD run (Tyler Loop Extra Point) 21 10
Oregon TD 0:34 Jordan James 1 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 28 10
Ari FG 0:00 Tyler Loop 36 yard field goal 28 13
Third Quarter OregonAri
Oregon TD 11:13 Bo Nix 2 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 35 13
Oregon TD 9:44 Bucky Irving 23 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 42 13
Oregon TD 5:04 Bo Nix 25 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 49 13
Ari FG 0:28 Tyler Loop 30 yard field goal 49 16
Fourth Quarter OregonAri
Ari TD 9:51 Tetairoa McMillan 11 yard TD pass from Jayden de Laura (Tetairoa McMillan 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 49 22
Team Stats
  Oregon Arizona
First downs 29 23
  Rushing 16 5
  Passing 12 14
  Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Efficiency 4-8, 50% 10-17, 59%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 41-306 26-115
Passing Yards 274 241
Return Yards -1 72
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-29-0 24-42-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 2-36
Punts 4 4
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 6-56 3-11
Oregon Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Nix 20 25 265 0 0
T. Thompson 3 4 9 0 0
Arizona Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. de Laura 24 42 241 1 1
Oregon Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Whittington 6 92 15.3 1
B. Nix 8 70 8.8 3
J. James 10 69 6.9 1
B. Irving 12 67 5.6 1
S. Dollars 2 9 4.5 0
M. Matavao 1 3 3.0 1
Arizona Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Coleman 10 74 7.4 0
D. Williams 6 65 10.8 1
M. Wiley 6 10 1.7 0
J. Cowing 1 -4 -4.0 0
J. de Laura 3 -30 -10.0 0
Oregon Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Cota 3 60 20.0 0
K. Hutson 2 60 30.0 0
T. Franklin 3 38 12.7 0
S. McGee 4 34 8.5 0
B. Irving 3 30 10.0 0
T. Ferguson 2 19 9.5 0
S. Dollars 3 13 4.3 0
M. Matavao 1 10 10.0 0
N. Whittington 1 6 6.0 0
K. Kasper 1 4 4.0 0
Arizona Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cowing 6 77 12.8 0
D. Singer 3 56 18.7 0
T. McMillan 5 48 9.6 1
T. McLachlan 2 26 13.0 0
M. Wiley 2 13 6.5 0
K. Burnett 3 10 3.3 0
A. Simpson 1 7 7.0 0
J. Coleman 2 4 2.0 0
Oregon Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Florence 1 -2
Arizona Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Oregon Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. James 3 134 44.7
A. Barry 1 41 41.0
Arizona Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ostendorp 4 187 46.8
Oregon Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Hutson 1 1 1.0
Arizona Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Cowing 2 33 16.5
Oregon Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Arizona Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Simpson 1 39 39.0
Oregon Missed FG
Player Length
Arizona Missed FG
Player Length




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