GAME OVER — Oregon wins 52-21. UW falls to 3-2 overall, 1-1 in Pac-12 play. USC up next.
THIRD QUARTER OVER — Third quarter over. Oregon driving for another score ahead 38-14. Oregon with 419 yards to UW’s 268.
There may not be much more on the blog now until after the game as I concentrate on getting things done for the paper.
UW CUTS IT TO 38-14 — Huskies doing what Sarkisian wanted, continuing to play hard. Sankey broke about three tackles to score on a 6-yd run. It’s 38-14 with 2:56 left in the third quarter.
OREGON EXTENDS IT TO 38-7 — UW went three and out to start the second half and Oregon drove for a field goal to make it 38-7 with just over nine minutes left in the third quarter.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins has a heavily taped left ankle and looks like he is done for the night. He was injured on a 28-yard catch in the first half.
HALF ENDS, OREGON UP 35-7 — Oregon took advantage of three UW turnovers to bust out to a 35-7 halftime lead. The Ducks also were pretty much unstoppable on offense, gaining 319 yards.
UW had 200 yards and actually did some nice things at times. But the three turnovers were killers in allowing Oregon to break the game open.
Oregon also got a stop on fourth down when UW drove inside the 20 late in the first half.
Steve Sarkisian said in his halftime radio comments that the Huskies simply couldn’t make those kinds of turnovers and expect to compete in a game like this.
OREGON BLOWING IT OPEN — UW had a nice drive going following the last Oregon TD. But Price fumbled the ball away following a 12-yard scramble. Oregon then needed just four plays to drive for another TD, this one on a 34-yard pass from Mariota to Huff to make it 35-7 with 8:04 to play in the second quarter.
Oregon has a 293-143 edge in yards.
OREGON ANOTHER QUICK ANSWER — Oregon with a really clinical answer there for another TD to make it 28-7 with 10:46 to go in second quarter. Mariota pass to Lyerla for 10 yards for the TD. That was 76 yards in 10 plays in 3:12.
HUSKIES ON THE BOARD — UW got a quick answer there as Sankey scored on a 1-yard run to complete a seven-play, 58-yard drive. UW using a lot of quick-hitting passes as it did last week against Stanford to move down the field, and Sankey continues to find some room.
Now for UW’s defense to hold up again.
END FIRST QUARTER — First quarter will end with Oregon up 21-0 but UW driving with the ball at the Ducks’ 26.
The score and the turnovers are obviously big negatives and barely needs said this will be a tough hole to get out of now.
The one positive is UW’s ability again to run the ball. Sankey has 45 yards on seven carries. Oregon has a 153-73 edge in total yards.
UH OH — This is getting out of hand already as Avery Patterson picked off an out route intended for DiAndre Campbell and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown. It’s now 21-0 Oregon with 2:07 to play in the first quarter. UW was having success on those routes but Patterson obviously read that one.
OREGON UP 14-0 — Danger time already for the Huskies as the Ducks moved quickly down the field — 80 yards in 4 plays. Keanon Lowe the TD on a 21-yard TD pass from Mariota with 4:01 left in the first. Oregon with 150 yards already.
UW STOPPED — The Huskies got one first down to get to the Oregon 45. But a drop by Williams and then two incomplete passes stopped the drive and the Ducks will take over at their 20 with 5:04 to play in the first quarter.
UW has two drops already in the game from ASJ and Williams.
DUCKS ON THE BOARD — A tough turn of events there for UW as Marvin Hall fumbled a punt after UW had gotten a stop, Oregon got it at the Husky 20. Oregon scored two plays later on a 16-yard run by De’Anthony Thomas to go ahead 7-0 with 7:28 to play in the first.
Obviously not what you want to do when playing the No. 2-ranked team in the nation on the road.
UW GETS BREAK, BUT FORCED TO PUNT — Shaq Thompson picked off a tipped pass to give UW the ball at its own 35 to stop Oregon’s first drive. But after Sankey picked up a third-and-2 with nine yards, UW could not move and was forced to punt.
No real surprises on offense, though the other WRs alongside Williams were Bruns and Campbell — looks like Kevin Smith still ailing.
LITTLETON GETS START FOR UW — In the one big personnel surprise for UW, Cory Littleton got a start at outside linebacker. He had not played yet this season. UW is going with three down linemen and four LBs.
OREGON WINS TOSS, WILL RECEIVE — Early test of UW defense.
PRE-GAME OREGON NOTES — The Register-Guard has some pre-game Oregon notes, including that LB Michael Clay looks like he won’t play.
STARTING OL — As UW went through its warmups the starting OL appeared to be
James Atoe at right tackle, Shane Brostek at right guard, Drew Schaefer at center, Dexter Charles at left guard and Micah Hatchie at left tackle.
RIVA STILL OUT — To repeat what was in the pre-game chat, Ben Riva did not make the trip and will not play tonight. He had been listed as a co-starter at right tackle this week with the hope that maybe he would be able to return after breaking his forearm in the opener against San Diego State. But he won’t play.
PRE-GAME CHAT — We’ll get started around 6 p.m.
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