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Oregon FINALLY Beats Ohio State! Ducks 35 - Buckeyes 28

What an amazing and historic game!

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The Oregon Ducks, for the first time in program history, have beaten the Ohio State Buckeyes!

Anthony Brown: 17/35 - 236 YDS - 2 TD - 10 Car - 65 YDS

CJ Stroud: 35/54 - 484 YDS - 3 TD - 1 INT

TD SCORERS: (UO) CJ Verdell {3} Anthony Brown {2} Travis Dye, Moliki Matavao (OSU) CJ Stroud {3}, Garrett Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba {2}, TreVeyon Henderson,

DUCK YARDS: 505 yards - 236 passing - 269 rushing

BUCKEYE YARDS: 612 yards - 484 passing - 128 rushing

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

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  • The Ducks elected to kick to start the game.
  • The first play of the game was a quick pass to star receiver Chris Olave outside for a 2-yard gain. On the next play, quarterback CJ Stroud picked up the first first down by connecting with his other star receiver, Garrett WIlson, for an 11-yard gain.
  • ON 3rd-and-2, running back Miyan Williams picked up another Buckeye first down with a 20-yard gain.
  • A tackle-for-a-loss set up a 3rd-and-7, and back-to-back missed throws from Stroud resulted in a turnover-on-downs at the Oregon 31.
  • Oregon’s first play of the game was an 11-yard run up the gut from running back CJ Verdell.
  • A 9-yard keeper from quarterback Anthony Brown was followed up by a 7-yard gain from Verdell for another Oregon first down.
  • Brown threw incompletions on first and second down, then on 3rd-and-10 a screen to Verdell picked up 0 yards, resulting in a Tom Snee punt to the Ohio State 5.
  • Back-to-back carries from Williams netted six yards, then Stroud connected with Olave for a gain of eight and a first down.
  • Williams picked up another first down three plays later, then Stroud ran for 15 yards on 3rd-and-15 on the proceeding drive.
  • A false start on 2nd-and-7 at at the Oregon 30 doomed the Buckeye drive, which ended in a punt to the Oregon 1.
  • Starting in their own end zone, running back Travis Dye carried the ball twice for a total of 12 yards to earn a first down and some breathing room for the Oregon offense.
  • On the next play, Brown found Devon Williams for a 19-yard pass. Then, Dye quickly earned another first down by with a 10-yard run.
  • A tackle-for-a-loss and an incomplete pass to Williams resulted in a 3rd-and-11 at the Oregon 41, but a screen to Verdell picked up 20 yards and the first down to end the first quarter.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 11 Oregon at Ohio State Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


  • Verdell picked up seven yards on the first play of the quarter. Then, on the next play, Brown rushed for 18 yards to reach the Ohio State 14.
  • On first down, Verdell took it 14 yards for the first score of the game.

Ducks 7 - Buckeyes 0

(10 plays, 99 yards, 3:57)

  • After nearly fumbling the ball on the kick return, the Buckeyes were forced into their first three-and-out of the contest.
  • After another great punt from Jesse Mirco and excellent coverage from the Ohio State special teams, the Ducks were once again forced to start at their own 1-yard line.
  • Brown attempted a deep shot to Johnny Johnson III on first down that flew over the receiver. Then, on second, Dye picked up two yards to make it 3rd-and-8 at the Oregon 3.
  • With field position very much on the line, tight end Cam McCormick caught a 16-yard pass that moved the sticks. Unfortunately, McCormick was injured on the play and hopped off the field.
  • A pair of runs from Brown and Verdell gained a total of five yards, but on 3rd-and-5 Brown failed to connect with Kris Hutson.
  • Ohio State started at their own 30 and picked up 26 yards on their first play of the drive on a pass to Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Three plays later, on 3rd-and-8, Smith-Njigba earned another first down with a 15-yard reception.
  • On the next play, Stroud evened up the score with a 27-yard touchdown pass to Wilson.

Buckeyes 7 - Ducks 7

(5 plays, 70 yards, 1:47)

  • The Ducks started at their own 35, and began the drive with a 12-yard pass to true freshman Troy Franklin.
  • After a 0-yard run from Verdell, Brown hit Hutson for a 30-yard gain to the Ohio State 23.
  • Franklin caught his second pass of the contest, this time for a seven-yard gain.
  • Back-to-back one-yard gains from Verdell set up a 4th-and-1 at the Ohio State 14, and Cristobal elected to go for it. Verdell took a shovel pass to the house for his second score of the day.

Ducks 14 - Buckeyes 7

(7 plays, 65 yards, 3:51)

  • The Buckeyes started at their own 19 and quickly picked up 34 yards with a long run from Williams and a 13-yard reception from Olave.
  • The Buckeyes ran into a 4th-and-2 at the Oregon 39, and linebacker Noah Sewell took down Williams at the line to force another turnover on downs.
  • A pair of runs from Brown and Dye earned the Ducks a first down.
  • Terrance Ferguson earned a first down with a 15-yard reception, but a couple plays later was called for holding which wiped out a deep catch from Mycah Pittman.
  • The holding penalty called on Ferguson put the Ducks in a 2nd-and-20, which turned out to be too much to convert. Oregon punted to end the drive.
  • Ohio State traveled 62 yards in four plays, but wasn’t able to add to their score before the end of the first half.


Ducks 14 - Buckeyes 7

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 11 Oregon at Ohio State Photo by Jason Mowry/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


  • The first play of the third quarter was a short pass to tight end Spencer Webb.
  • On the next play, Brown gained five yards with a keeper. Then, CJ FUCKING VERDELL took it to the house 77 yards for his third score of the day.

Ducks 21 - Buckeyes 7

(3 plays, 84 yards, 1:22)

  • Ohio State’s first play of the second half was a 9-yard pass to Olave. Running back TreVeyon Henderson earned the first down on the next play.
  • Stroud hit Wilson for a 22-yard gain.
  • A false start put the Buckeyes at 2nd-and-13, but Olave picked up 14 yards to keep the chains moving.
  • After a 4-yard run on first down from Henderson, Stroud connected with Smith-Njigba for a 26-yard touchdown.

Ducks 21 - Buckeyes 14

(7 plays, 75 yards, 3:13)

  • The Ducks started at their own 25 and Brown gained 13 yards with his legs on first down to kick off the drive.
  • Williams caught a 9-yard pass from Brown on the next play, then Dye earned the first down with a 15-yard run, enhanced by a face mask from Ohio State to put the Ducks at the Ohio State 23.
  • Brown hit Jaylon Redd for a 12-yard gain and a first down. At the Ohio State 11, after an incomplete pass on first down, Brown kept the ball for a 6-yard gain. And on the next play, Dye ran in a 5-yard touchdown.

Ducks 28 - Buckeyes 14

(7 plays, 75 yards, 2:47)

  • After a touchback, Stroud opened up the next drive with a 14-yard pass to Wilson.
  • Completions to Wilson and Olave went for 5 and 10 yards, respectively.
  • Three carries from Henderson netted 30 yards to reach the Oregon 16, but a false start from the Buckeyes halted their momentum.
  • Stroud threw two incompletions from the Oregon 21, and on 3rd-and-15 he hit Olave for a 13-yard gain, making it 4th-and-2 at the Oregon 8. Ryan Day elected to go for it once again, and again the Ducks stopped them. This time by covering Olave in the end zone, who was unable to bring in the touchdown thanks to tight coverage from cornerback DJ James.
  • Oregon started at their own 8 and earned a first down with a 15-yard completion to Jaylon Redd on 3rd-and-6.
  • Ohio State was called offside, giving Oregon a 1st-and-5 which they converted with a pair of Verdell carries.
  • Three incomplete passes and a declined ineligible receiver penalty killed the Duck drive.
  • The final play of the third quarter was a 29-yard pass to Smith-Njigba.


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  • A 12-yard pass to Henderson earned the Buckeyes a first down.
  • At the Oregon 25-yard line, Ryan Day went for his fourth 4th down conversion attempt. This time he was successful, as Stroud passed to Wilson for a 23-yard gain.
  • On the next play, Henderson ran in a 2-yard score.

Ducks 28 - Buckeyes 21

(8 plays, 73 yards, 2:08)

  • The next Duck drive started with a 4-yard run from Verdell. Then the Oregon offense picked up big yards by finding an open Spencer Webb for a 30-yard gain, made better by a face mask penalty called on Ohio State, which placed the Ducks at the Ohio State 25.
  • On 3rd-and-6, Verdell picked up seven yard on the ground to keep the drive alive.
  • Then, on the next play, Brown rolled out of the pocket and passed to tight end Moliki Matavao for a 14-yard touchdown.

Ducks 35 - Buckeyes 21

(6 plays, 74 yards, 2:44)

  • After an incompletion on first down, Stroud connected with Olave for a 41-yard gain. Olave was seemingly injured on the play.
  • The Buckeyes earned another first down a couple plays later, when on 2nd-and-5 Stroud hit Julian Fleming for a 10-yard gain.
  • A pass to Jeremy Ruckert picked up four yards on first down and placed the Buckeyes on the Oregon 15, but back-to-back incompletions put Ohio State’s young quarterback in a high-pressure 4th-and-6 in the Duck red zone.
  • Stroud passed the test by finding Smith-Njigba underneath for a 15-yard touchdown that made it a one-score game with 7:55 left in the contest.

Ducks 35 - Buckeyes 28

(8 plays, 75 yards, 2:15)

  • The Ducks were able to pick up just three yards on their next drive, as the Ohio State fanbase and the Buckeye defense were able to force a false start and three-and-out from the Ducks.
  • Smith-Njigba had another big play when caught a 22-yard pass on first down.
  • Stroud threw back-to-back incompletions, then on third down it appeared he picked up the first down with his legs but the play was brought back due to offensive holding.
  • On 3rd-and-20, Stroud hit Olave for a short pass, and Noah Sewell came in very hard with a hit that was reviewed for targeting but was ruled a clean hit. The result of the play was 4th-and-18, which forced a punt from the Buckeyes.
  • Once again the Ducks were forced into a three-and-out after only mustering two yards off a Brown keeper.
  • Stroud threw an 11-yard pass to Ruckert on first down to start their next drive.
  • Williams picked up 12 yards on two carries to reach the Oregon 47 and earn a first down.
  • Bradyn Swinson tallied the first sack of the game on first down for an 8-yard loss. On the next play, Stroud threw an incompletion.
  • On third-and-18, Verone McKinley III picked off Stroud for the first turnover of the game.
  • Runs from Verdell and Brown picked up a total of seven yards, then on 3rd-and-2 Brown completed a short pass to DJ Johnson for an 11-yard gain.
  • Two runs from Verdell and a keeper from Brown netted nine yards, and after trying to draw an offside from Ohio State on 4th-and-1 Cristobal elected to punt with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
  • Brandon Dorlus hit Stroud in the pocket who managed to still connect with Smith-Njigba for a 12 -yard gain.
  • Then, on the final play of the game, DJ Johnson came in on defense and delivered the final sack for the win.

DUCKS WIN, 35-28!

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