Stanford takes 31-24 Halftime lead.

Eugene -- The Oregon Ducks had two costly mistakes in the first half that put them in a 21-3 deficit in the first half, then came roaring back to score 14 points. At the end of the half though Stanford leads 31-24.

Stanford's Andrew Luck was near perfect throwing for 145 yards on 12-of-16 and two touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown. Running back Stefan Taylor was the leading rusher with 11 rushes for 88 yards and touchdown.

Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas had 205 yards passing on 18-of-26, two touchdowns and two interceptions. LaMichael James is the Ducks' leading rusher with 84 yards and a score. Thomas also has 79 yards running the ball.

Oregon's first mistake occurred in the first quarter when Cliff Harris fumbled a Stanford kickoff on Oregon's own 12. The Cardinal wasted little time in a three play drive to score and after the PAT it was 14-3 in favor of Stanford. On the ensuing drive the Ducks again miss fired when Thomas threw the ball to Stanford's Chase Thomas. One snap later, Taylor galloped 44 yards for a touchdown. Oregon regained composure in the second quarter nine play, 85-yard drive to cut the score to 21-10 after the PAT. On the next kickoff, the Ducks' Rob Beard recovered his own on-side kick allowing the Ducks to drive 54 yards in seven plays and tack on seven more points making the score 21-17.

Luck hit Coby Fleener for a score and after the point after it was 28-17. The Ducks were able to add touchdown when Thomas hit Josh Huff on a 41-yard scoring pass play. Stanford finished off the scoring with a 46-yard field goal by Nate Whitaker.


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