Ducks lead 17-10 at halftime

The No. 8 ranked Oregon Ducks hold a 17-10 at halftime over northwest rival Washington in Seattle.

Huskies sophomore quarterback Keith Price threw two key interceptions to Ducks senior rover Eddie Pleasant that eventually led to Ducks scores.

Junior running back LaMichael James got the Ducks on the board first with an 18 yard touchdown following Pleasant's first pick. James had 55 yards on seven carries in the first half.

The Huskies and Ducks then traded field goals before junior quarterback Darron Thomas found senior tight end David Paulson for a four yard score to put the Ducks up 17-3 in the second quarter. Thomas finished the half with six completions for 75 yards and a fumble.

Price responded with a methodical drive down field, culminating in a one yard touchdown pass to redshirt freshman Michael Hartvigson with 34 seconds remaining in the half.

The Ducks had a chance to push the lead back to 10, but Alejandro Maldonado's 45 yard field goal attempt fell woefully short in the end zone to end the half.

Despite his two interceptions, Price finished the half 14-for-18 for 80 yards passing. His backfield counterpart, junior running back Chris Polk, had 60 yards on 18 carries.

The Ducks outgained the Huskies with 134 first half yards, needing only 22 plays to do so. Washington ran 43 first half plays, but netted only 131 yards while having possession for nearly 24 minutes in the first half.


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