Oregon Ducks Follow Royce Freeman to a 41-24 Victory
Sunday, October 04, 2015
Neither quarterback had a good day, but they combined for just one turnover. That allowed UO's running game to get going and once it did, the Ducks ran away with game in hand.
Royce Freeman was the workhorse. He had 27 carries for 163 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 29 and 3 yards.
The Ducks hit their biggest stride coming out of the lockeroom at the end of the first half. The second half began with the score 17-17. Oregon converted on its first two drives of the second half. The first covered 74 yards in 10 plays and ended with Freeman's three-yard run. The Ducks defense then forced a fumble, and that led to a 54-yard drive for Oregon that ended with a two-yard run by Griffin that made the score 31-17.
A few more meaningless garbage time touchdowns were added, and eventually the Ducks walked away with the 41-24 victory over Colorado.
The Oregon Ducks host Washinghton State next weekend at home in Autzen Stadium.
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Devon Allen is A Gametime Decision This Weekend
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Uniforms: That is All
Oregon fans have been through an emotional roller coaster with this season's team. Before, we used to be able to look forward to what we thought was a guaranteed win. Now, fans can go to any game knowing full well that anything is possible, how nice. If there is one thing we can feel confident in this weekend it is that the Ducks will be dressed well.
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