Wildcats blown out

Oregon defeated Arizona 51-13 on Friday night to win the Pac-12 title. Read on for a complete recap of the loss.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Arizona ran into a buzzsaw on Friday night, as the Oregon Ducks defeated the Wildcats 51-13 to win the Pac-12 Championship.

Oregon started on its own 20 with a 14-yard pass from Marcus Mariota to Devon Allen. Mariota then had a carry for four and five yards before Royce Freeman gained nine on the ground.

Darren Carrington caught a four-yard pass and followed it up with a gain of 23. Freeman then gained three on the ground and the Wildcats eventually forced a 34-yard field goal that gave the Ducks a 3-0 lead with 11:30 left in the first quarter.

Tyrell Johnson fumbled the kickoff and the Ducks too over on the Arizona 37. After a holding penalty, Byron Marshall ran for six yards on second down.

Carrington caught an 18-yard pass and Charles Nelson followed with an eight-yard reception.

The Wildcats then once again held the Ducks to a field goal, as the 22-yarder gave Oregon a 6-0 lead with 7:55 left in the first quarter.

Arizona got the ball on its own 41 with a four-yard pass to Austin Hill. Trey Griffey then caught a 10-yard reception and Hill gained nine more.

Anu Solomon ran for two yards for the first down, but a holding call killed the drive and the Ducks eventually took over on their own 20.

Mariota started the drive with a three-yard run and Marshall caught a six-yard pass. Allen then caught a seven-yard throw before Nelson ran for 33 yards.

Oregon eventually found itself in 4th and 3, but an incomplete pass gave Arizona the ball on its own 25.

Both teams then exchanged three and outs before the Wildcats took possession on their own 17.

The Wildcats went three and out before giving Oregon the ball on the 49. Freeman ran for nine on first down and two plays later, the Wildcats were called for a late hit.

On third down, Marshall caught a 10-yard pass. Arizona then held the Ducks to another field goal attempt, but this one missed.

Unfortunately for Arizona, the Wildcats went three and out and Oregon took over on the Arizona 39.

Freeman ran for nine yards and Carrington caught a nine-yard pass. Arizona forced third down, but William Parks was called for pass interference.

Mariota then ran it in from seven yards out and the extra point gave the Ducks a 13-0 lead with 7:27 left in the first half.

Both teams went three and out before Arizona got the ball on its own 40. Wilson ran for two yards on first down and Solomon proceeded to get sacked and an intentional grounding penalty to give Oregon back the ball.

After a holding call on second down, Nelson caught a 78-yard pass. Two plays later, Marshall ran for three yards and Keanon Lowe then caught a nine-yard pass.

Mariota proceeded to run it in from four yards out and the extra point gave the Ducks a 20-0 lead with 1:35 left in the half.

Arizona went three and out and the Ducks started on their own 23 with a 23-yard rush by Freeman. He then ran for 12 yards and Mariota found Carrington for 15.

The Ducks proceeded to make a 31-yard field goal to end the half and take a 23-0 lead.

Jesse Scroggins started the second half with a four-yard pass to Samajie Grant on second down. He then picked up a first with a six-yard run.

Wilson ran for eight yards and Arizona eventually turned the ball over on downs.

Oregon got the ball on the Arizona 47 and Mariota ran for six yards on first down. Allen then caught a 16-yard pass and Marshall ran for six yards.

Marshall proceeded to catch and eight-yard pass and Freeman ran for six before Allen scored on a three-yard reception and the extra point gave the Ducks a 30-0 lead early in the second half.

Arizona took over on its own 30 with a six-yard run by Scroggins. Two plays later, Cayleb Jones caught a 69-yard touchdown and the extra point cut the Oregon lead to 30-7 with 9:34 left in the third.

It did not take long for the Ducks to come right back. Three plays into the drive, Carrington caught a 46-yard pass and then scored an 11-yard touchdown with the extra point putting the Ducks up 37-7.

After an interception by Scroggins on the next drive, Oregon scored on a keeper by Mariota that gave the Ducks a 44-7 lead with 4:54 left in the third quarter.


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