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Second Half Thread: Dye Helps Cut Into Lead at UCLA, Bruins 17 - Ducks 14

Let’s takeoff in the second half!

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - The No. 10 Oregon Ducks (5-1, 2-1) trail the UCLA Bruins (5-2, 3-1) at the half, 17-14, in the Rose Bowl.

Anthony Brown: 15/22 - 167 YDS - 3 Car - 8 YDS

Dorian Thompson-Robinson: 13/18 - 112 YDS - 1TD - 1 INT

TD SCORERS: (UO) Travis Dye {2} (UCLA) Brittain Brown, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Kazmeir Allen

DUCK YARDS: 196 yards - 167 passing - 29 rushing

BRUIN YARDS: 205 yards - 112 passing - 93 rushing

TURNOVERS FORCED: Ducks: 1 (1 INT) - Bruins: 0

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  • The Bruins began the game with the ball and started things off on a positive play: a 7-yard pass to Kyle Philips on first down.
  • Running Back Zach Charbonnet picked up 6 yards on the next play to earn the Bruins’ first first down.
  • A false start set UCLA back for a moment, but DTR picked up 21 yards with his legs on consecutive keepers and the Bruin rushing game powered towards the end zone with runs from DTR, Charbonnet, and Brittain Brown; the latter of those runners pounded in the first score of the game from the Oregon 1 yard line.

Bruins 7 - Ducks 0

(12 plays, 75 yards, 5:15)

  • Anthony Brown Jr. started at the Oregon 23-yard line and started the first Duck drive with a 25-yard pass to Johnny Johnson III.
  • The QB followed that up with another pass to Johnson for a gain of 7, then running back Travis Dye earned another first down with a 3-yard rush.
  • A short pass to Johnson and a 5-yard run from Brown set up a fourth-and-2 at the UCLA 34. Cristobal elected to go for it but Dye only managed to gain a yard, resulting in a turnover on downs.
  • UCLA’s only play of the next drive was an interception from DTR to DJ James.
  • The Ducks started at the UCLA 48, but the first play started with a sack for a loss of 5 on first down, then a false start to set up a second-and-20.
  • Oregon was unable to overcome the early setbacks, and was forced to punt, which ended in disaster. Tom Snee’s punt was blocked by Martell Irby and returned to the Oregon 30.
  • A 5-yard run from Kazmeir Allen, a 19-yard pass to Keegan Jones was all UCLA needed to set up a 4-yard TD pass to Allen to go up two scores.

Bruins 14 - Ducks 0

(4 plays, 30 yards, 0:59)

  • A personal foul called on Oregon started the Ducks’ next drive at their own 12-yard line.
  • A 9-yard pass to Devon Williams and a short run from Dye earned Oregon a first down. The final play of the quarter was a 6-yard pass to Jaylon Redd.
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  • A 19-yard pass to Williams on third-and-3 at the Oregon 30 gave the Ducks some momentum, then Brown went back to William for a 32-yard gain for the Ducks’ first trip to Bruin red zone.
  • Dye took a short pass 6 yards to the Bruin 1-yard line, then came in on the next play and pounded it up the middle for Oregon’s first score.

Bruins 14 - Ducks 7

(12 plays, 69 yards, 5:22)

  • A 5-yard pass to Philips and a 6-yard run from Charbonnet started the Bruins next drive with a quick first down.
  • A pair of runs from DTR netted 11 yards for another first.

Two Oregon defensive penalties (offside and defensive holding) sandwiched a 14-yard run from Brown and put the Bruins at the Oregon 17.

  • A 2-yard run from Brown on first down was the only successful play of UCLA’s final set of downs on the drive; UCLA ran for a loss of one, threw an incomplete pass and missed a 35-yard field goal.
  • The Ducks began at their own 20 and started things off with an 8-yard run from Brown and a 6-yard pass to Redd.
  • Dye gained 9-yards with a catch, then true freshman running back Seven McGee ran for 11-yards to the UCLA 46.
  • Brown connected with true freshman Franklin, Johnson, and McGee on 6, 10, and 11-yard gains, respectively.
  • After another offside penalty from UCLA, Brown connected with Franklin for a gain of 10 on second-and-5 at the UCLA 14.
  • Dye scored his second touchdown of the contest - this time, a 4-yard touchdown run.

Ducks 14 - Bruins 14

(12 plays, 80 yards, 5:17)

  • Charbonnet ran for no gain on first, but on second Allen picked up 6 with a short pass. DTR picked up a first down on the next play with a keeper.
  • Consecutive passes to Philips netted 14 yards, then a 5-yard run from Charbonnet put the Bruins in Oregon territory.
  • Bradyn Swinson got to DTR and greatly affected a pass that nearly turned into a botched lateral, but ended up being a toss to Charbonet for no gain.
  • On third-and-6. Kam Brown caught a pass for 13 yards to the Oregon 34.
  • DTR was taken down by Kayvon Thibodeaux for a loss of 7, but an 11-yard pass to Philips set up a third-and-6.
  • Oregon was called for a delay of game (somehow, apparently due to trying to call the offense into a false start) which resulted in a fourth-and-1 at the Duck 25. Charbonnet converted with a 2-yard run.
  • DTR connected with tight end Greg Dulcich for a 12-yard gain.
  • On first-and-10 at the Oregon 11, Thibodeaux blew past Dulcich to sack DTR and force a fumble. UCLA recovered with two seconds remaining in the half and lost 8-yards on the play.
  • Kelly settled for the field goal, which Nicholas Barr-Mira made from 37 yards out.

Bruins 17 - Ducks 14

(14 plays, 56 yards, 2:47)

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Bruins 17 - Ducks 14