A week ago, after a devastating loss against Utah, the Oregon Ducks were hoping to rebound against their in-state rival, the Oregon State Beavers.
Not only did the Ducks bounce back, but they did it in an impressive fashion.
Oregon rolled past Oregon State 38-29 Saturday afternoon in front of a capacity crowd of 56,408 at Autzen Stadium. The Ducks won the Pac-12 North Division and clinched a spot in the conference championship game in Las Vegas, where they will play Utah for the second time in three weeks.
Play-by-play: Ducks down Beavers 38-29 to win Pac-12 North title again
Anthony Brown had one of his best performances in a Ducks uniform in his final game at home. He completed 23-of-28 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Brown also rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
Travis Dye also finished with 99 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
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Devon Williams finished with 110 yards on six receptions. He became the first Ducks receiver to record a 100-yard receiving game this year. Kris Hutson also registered seven catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon State came into Saturday's game as the 10th-best rushing offense in the nation (229.3 yards per game). The Beavers were also the No. 2 scoring team in the Pac-12 (33.1). But Oregon held Oregon State to 85 yards on the ground.
The Ducks also held the Beavers to 114 yards of total offense in the first half.
Unlike last week's game against Utah, Oregon got off to a quick start by scoring on its first four first-half possessions. That helped the Ducks have a 24-3 halftime lead.
Oregon State scored on its first possession in the second half, which cut the score to 24-9. The Beavers also scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, which helped them cut the lead to 31-21.
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However, Oregon put the game on ice with a nine-play, 75-yard drive resulting in Dye's second touchdown of the day with 3:14 left.
With Oregon State in the rearview mirror, Oregon will now turn its attention toward a rematch against Utah as the game will take place at 5 p.m. Friday on ABC. If the Ducks win, they will secure their third consecutive Pac-12 Championship and a spot in the Rose Bowl.
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