(Saturday, October 25th)
Final Score: Oregon 54, Arizona State 20
Tempe, AZ (Sports Network) - Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli threw for a touchdown and ran for another as he helped lead the Oregon Ducks to a commanding 54-20 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils in Pac-10 Conference play at Sun Devil Stadium.
Masoli converted 17-of-26 for 147 yards for the Ducks (6-2, 3-2 Pac-10) as they won their second straight and the third in the last four outings. Also having a hand in the lopsided win were Jeremiah Johnson and LeGarrette Blount who both ran for a pair of touchdowns.
The Sun Devils (2-5, 1-3), losers of three straight and five of the last six, were paced by the quarterback tandem of Rudy Carpenter and Danny Sullivan who converted 24-of-45 for 226 yards and two touchdowns, but the former was also sacked three times and picked off twice.
Oregon raced out to a 23-0 lead and never looked back, beginning with a 43- yard TD run by Johnson barely two minutes into the opening frame. Masoli and Blount added TD runs of three and 10 yards, respectively, while Matt Evensen connected on a lengthy 52-yard field goal at the 6:27 mark of the second quarter.
The Sun Devils finally got on the board when Carpenter slipped into the end zone on a one-yard run, but like Oregon after Masoli's TD, ASU also failed to pick up the PAT, which left the home team with a 23-6 deficit at the break.
Within a span of only 1:43 in the third quarter, Johnson tallied a six-yard rushing score and Blount a 19-yard TD run to make the score 37-6.
Later in the period Carpenter combined with Michael Jones on a 15-yard TD play, but the visitors still led by 24 points.
Masoli's 27-yard TD pass to Terence Scott was then followed by a 33-yard field goal by Evensen and a 62-yard scoring strike from Justin Roper to Chris Harper to provide the Ducks with a commanding 54-13 advantage with 5:27 remaining in regulation.
With under a minute to play Sullivan and T.J. Simpson combined on a four-yard TD play, but by then it was too little too late in the 34-point decision.
Oregon rolled up 537 yards of total offense on the night, averaging almost seven and a half yards per play.
10/26 02:12:24 ET