GAMEDAY College Football

Oregon 41, Brigham Young 20

(AP Photo/Andy Nelson)

By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer

EUGENE, ore. - Bo Nix threw for two touchdowns and ran for three more to lead No. 25 Oregon to a 41-20 victory over No. 12 BYU.

The victory extended Oregon's winning streak at Autzen Stadium to 21 games, the third-longest in the nation.

Nix, a transfer from Auburn, completed 13 of 18 passes for 222 yards and ran for 35 yards on nine carries. Terrance Ferguson caught both of Nix's touchdown passes and finished with 24 yards receiving.

Jaren Hall threw for 305 yards and two scores for BYU (2-1), which was coming off a big win at home over then-No. 9 Baylor that moved the Cougars up nine spots in the AP Top 25. They struggled on the ground against the Ducks, mustering just 61 rushing yards.

The Ducks (2-1) rebounded from a season-opening loss to Georgia with a 70-14 win at home over Eastern Washington last weekend.

Nix ran two yards for a touchdown to give the Ducks an early lead. Camden Lewis added a 28-yard field goal to give Oregon a 10-0 lead after the opening quarter.

Isaac Rex hauled down a pass from Jaren Hall for a 28-yard BYU touchdown early in the second. Oregon answered on the next drive when Nix found Troy Franklin with a 50-yard pass to get close, then ran on another 2-yard keeper to make it 17-7.

Nix fired a 15-yard TD pass to Ferguson in the end zone to give Oregon a 24-7 lead heading into halftime.

Nix added a 6-yard keeper early in the second half and he hit Ferguson with a 9-yard scoring pass to make it 38-7. Ferguson has four TD catches this season.

Ty Thompson replaced Nix late in the third quarter.

BYU closed to within 38-14 on Hall's 18-yard scoring pass to Kody Epps. It was Epps' first touchdown as a Cougar.

BYU intercepted Thompson on the Oregon 30 and then were helped by a pass interference call, leading to Hall's 2-yard scoring pass to Chris Brooks. A 2-point conversion attempt failed.

Nix returned on Oregon's next series and the drive was capped by Lewis' 25-yard field goal to make it 41-20.

Saturday's game was the first between two ranked teams at Autzen Stadium since 2018.

THE TAKEAWAY

BYU: The Cougars were shorthanded because of key injuries. Starting receivers Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney remained out. Nacua was a game-time decision because of a sore right ankle. The Cougars were also without starting defensive linemen Tyler Batty and Earl Tuioti-Mariner. ... Jake Oldroyd missed a 38-yard field goal in the opening half, his third straight miss. ... BYU was 5-0 against the Pac-12 last season.

Oregon: BYU honored Oregon tight end Spencer Webb, who died in an offseason accident, by running out of the tunnel with an Oregon flag with Webb's No. 18.... Oregon now leads the series with BYU 4-3. The previous meeting between the two was in 2006 at the Las Vegas Bowl, a 38-8 victory for the Cougars.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter BYUOregon
Oregon TD 10:21 Bo Nix 2 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 0 7
Oregon FG 4:26 Camden Lewis 28 yard field goal 0 10
Second Quarter BYUOregon
BYU TD 14:53 Isaac Rex 28 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 7 10
Oregon TD 11:44 Bo Nix 2 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 7 17
Oregon TD 0:24 Terrance Ferguson 15 yard TD pass from Bo Nix (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 7 24
Third Quarter BYUOregon
Oregon TD 11:54 Bo Nix 6 yard TD run (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 7 31
Oregon TD 8:21 Terrance Ferguson 9 yard TD pass from Bo Nix (Camden Lewis Extra Point) 7 38
Fourth Quarter BYUOregon
BYU TD 14:05 Kody Epps 18 yard TD pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd Extra Point) 14 38
BYU TD 10:39 Christopher Brooks 2 yard TD run (Chase Roberts 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 20 38
Oregon FG 2:16 Camden Lewis 25 yard field goal 20 41
Team Stats
  BYU Oregon
First downs 20 23
  Rushing 5 13
  Passing 13 9
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 8-15, 53% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 0-4, 0% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 24-61 44-212
Passing Yards 305 227
Return Yards 66 11
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-41-0 14-20-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-4 0-0
Punts 2 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 7-64 8-48
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 29 41 305 2 0
Oregon Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Nix 13 18 222 2 0
T. Thompson 1 2 5 0 1
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Brooks 10 28 2.8 1
J. Hall 8 19 2.4 0
L. Katoa 5 12 2.4 0
C. Roberts 1 2 2.0 0
Oregon Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Irving 14 97 6.9 0
N. Whittington 13 66 5.1 0
B. Nix 9 35 3.9 3
J. James 6 33 5.5 0
S. Dollars 1 3 3.0 0
S. McGee 1 -22 -22.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Roberts 4 60 15.0 0
K. Epps 5 45 9.0 1
K. Hill 4 45 11.3 0
D. Holker 5 38 7.6 0
B. Cosper 3 38 12.7 0
I. Rex 2 32 16.0 1
C. Brooks 3 31 10.3 0
M. Wake 2 8 4.0 0
L. Katoa 1 8 8.0 0
Oregon Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Franklin 3 84 28.0 0
C. Cota 2 38 19.0 0
K. Hutson 1 26 26.0 0
T. Ferguson 2 24 12.0 2
M. Matavao 1 22 22.0 0
C. McCormick 2 19 9.5 0
J. James 1 6 6.0 0
P. Herbert 1 5 5.0 0
N. Whittington 1 3 3.0 0
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
B. Bywater 1 5
Oregon Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 2 79 39.5
Oregon Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Barry 2 68 34.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Oregon Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Hutson 1 -7 -7.0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 2 47 23.5
T. Gunther 1 14 14.0
Oregon Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Dollars 1 18 18.0
BYU Missed FG
Player Length
J. Oldroyd 38
Oregon Missed FG
Player Length




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