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Second Half Thread: Sloppy, Soggy Start for Oregon, Ducks 10 - Huskies 9

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Let’s close this out for the win!

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - The No. 4 Oregon Ducks (7-1, 4-1) are up 10 to 9 at the half against the hated Washington Huskies (4-4, 3-2) in the pouring rain at Husky Stadium.

Anthony Brown: 6/15 - 76 YDS - 1 TD - 1 INT - 8 Car - 42 YDS

Dylan Morris: 10/14 - 61 YDS - 1 INT

TD SCORERS: (UO) Anthony Brown Jr., Devon Williams (Uw) Sean McGrew

DUCK YARDS: 190 yards - 76 passing - 114 rushing

HUSKIE YARDS: 102 yards - 61 passing - 41 rushing

TURNOVERS FORCED: Ducks: 1 (1 INT) - Huskies: 1 (1 INT)

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1ST QUARTER NOTES

  • The Huskies won the toss but elected to kick to start the game.
  • Quarterback Anthony Brown Jr. missed his first throw of the evening, but on second down he picked up 11 yards with his legs to earn Oregon’s first first down.
  • Tight End Terrance Ferguson did not catch a ball on the next play, however, he sold the ref on it. Cristobal wisely elected to run the ball quickly before they could review the spot, and though the officials later took the time to look it over and reveal that it was clearly a non-catch they informed the crowd that there was no way to reverse the outcome since the Ducks had already ran a play.
  • On the next play, Brown threw an interception which linebacker Carson Bruener returned for 50 yards to the Oregon 6-yard line.
  • Two plays later, Sean McGrew reached the end zone on his second consecutive carry on his second try.

Huskies 7 - Ducks 0

(2 plays, 6 yards, 0:42)

  • A 9-yard keeper from Brown became a first down when Dominique Hampton was called for the late hit on Brown. Two plays later, the same thing happened when Jordan Lolohea hit an already down Brown to give the Ducks another fresh set of downs at the Washington 27.
  • A false start on Third-and-7 proved too much to overcome, but a 46-yard field goal from Camden Lewis ended the drive on a positive note.

Huskies 7 - Ducks 3

(7 plays, 47 yards, 3:34)

  • Washington Quarterback Dylan Morris threw a pass for no gain on first down, an incompletion on second, then a 9-yard pass to receiver Rome Odunze set up a fourth-and-1. Coach Lake elected to punt, meaning the Huskies were forced into a three-and-out.
  • Race Porter’s punt pinned the Ducks at the Washington 1-yard line, and on the first play of the drive Travis Dye was taken down for what was ruled a safety.

Huskies 9 - Ducks 3

(1 plays, -1 yards, 0:11)

  • Three consecutive runs from Sean McGrew netted 9 total yards for the Huskies, but once again they were forced into a three-and-out when fourth-and-short was deemed to risky by Coach Lake at the Oregon 46.
  • Once again, Oregon was forced to start from deep within their own territory with a successful punt from Porter.
  • A couple 5-yard runs from Dye helped earn the Ducks some breathing room, however, a false start a couple plays later seemingly killed the drive and Oregon was forced to punt for the first time in three contests.
  • The Huskies were only able to pick up 7 yards on their next drive, resulting in their third consecutive three-and-out.
  • Tight End Spencer Webb was unable to bring in a soft, short pass from Brown on first down, then Brown threw away the ball on second, and a 7-yard gain from a Dye reception ended the first quarter of the game.
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2ND QUARTER NOTES

  • The Ducks were forced to punt on the first play of the second quarter to end their three-and-out established at the end of the first quarter. The punt went out of bounds to the Washington 40.
  • Morris hit receiver Jalen McMillan for a 12-yard gain to start Washington’s next drive on a positive note, but two plays later threw a pick to a club-handed Jordan Happle who returned it to the Oregon 24.
  • Back-to-back carries from running back Byron Cardwell netted only 5 yards, and an incomplete pass on third-and-5 from Brown resulted in a second consecutive three-and-out from the Oregon offense.
  • After starting the next drive with a false start the Huskies found success through the air with completions of 9 and 15 yards to Terrell Bynum and Taj Davis, respectively, to reach the Oregon 32-yard line.
  • On first down, tight end Cade Otton caught a screen for a loss of one, and two plays later Morris connected with McMillan for a gain of 10 to set up fourth-and-1 at the Oregon 23. Lake elected to go for it with a run up the gut and the Duck defense won the battle of the trenches, forcing a turnover on downs.
  • The Ducks started at their own 24-yard line and Brown connected with slot receiver Jaylon Redd for a 22-yard gain on first down.
  • Dye earned another first down with a 13-yard run to reach the Washington side of the field, then a pair of runs from Dye and Cardwell earned another fresh set of downs at the Washington 31.
  • Then, on the next play, Brown escaped the pocket and found Devon Williams in the end zone for a 31-yard touchdown pass.

Ducks 10 - Huskies 9

(7 plays, 76 yards, 3:09)

  • McGrew earned 20 yards on his first two touches of the next drive, but the Huskies failed to earn another first down after that.
  • Oregon began their drive on their own 13-yard line and quickly earned a first down with three consecutive run plays for a total of 10 yards.
  • Dye helped the Ducks reach near midfield with a 17-yard gain on a play that ended in a fumble recovered by Redd, but the drive eventually ended with an Oregon punt and one second remaining on the clock.
  • The Huskies kneed the ball to end the first half.

***HALFTIME SCORE***

DUCKS 10 - HUSKIES 9

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