PAC 10 | Oregon feeling ducky, 66-24 over Utah St.
Injuries forced No. 18 Oregon to play untested quarterbacks last week against Washington. In an easy victory against Utah State, the Ducks...
OHIO STATE at USC, 5 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 4:
An early-season meeting between two preseason favorites to reach the BCS championship game.
THREE OREGON QBs -- Justin Roper, Jeremiah Masoli and Chris Harper -- combined to go 24 for 35 for 280 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
UTAH STATE hasn't defeated a Pac-10 team since 1965, when it beat Arizona State 13-0.
Jahvid Best, California: Ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries in his first start.
Justin Roper, Oregon: Completed 13 of 18 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown one week after suffering concussion; also ran for 35 yards and a touchdown on five carries.
733 Arizona State senior quarterback Rudy Carpenter has thrown for a school-record 733 yards in the first two games this season, including 345 against Stanford on Saturday night.
EUGENE, Ore. — Injuries forced No. 18 Oregon to play untested quarterbacks last week against Washington. In an easy victory against Utah State, the Ducks gave their backups some work under less stressful conditions.
Starter Justin Roper returned from a concussion and helped the Ducks to a school-record 688 yards in a 66-24 rout of the Aggies on Saturday. Reserve quarterbacks Jeremiah Masoli and Chris Harper also joined in on the fun.
"It felt like high school all over again," said Harper, a freshman. "That's not downgrading Utah State, but we were pushing the gas."
LeGarrette Blount ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks (2-0), taking on the bulk of the rushing duties after Jeremiah Johnson left with a shoulder injury on the Ducks' first series of the game.
Johnson said his shoulder popped out of joint, and once the trainers popped it back, he was ready to go. But they held him out the rest of the game as a precaution.
Roper started and completed 13 of 18 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a score.
Masoli, a junior-college transfer, finished 7 of 11 for 67 yards. Harper was 4 for 6 for 40 yards and a touchdown.
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