(PHOTO RIGHT) Oregon's Samie Parker, left, carries the ball as Stanford's Trevor Hooper is upended during the first quarter Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Parker moved in fourth in receiving yards with 118 yards versus Stanford. He passed Terry Obee (2,233/1986-89) and currently has 2,350 career receiving yards.
Saturday's crowd of 57,627 was the 28th-consecutive sellout at Autzen Stadium dating back to the USC game in 1999.
Quoting Mike Bellotti:
"We were more patient today. We could afford to be patient today because we didn't turn the ball over as much, and that is a huge key. The turnover ratio is the most important statistic in winning football games."
(PHOTO LEFT) Oregon's Terrence Whitehead, left, runs for a touchdown as Stanford's Trevor Hooper (24) watches during the first quarter Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Whitehead's 172 rushing yards is a career-high and marks the first time since the Stanford game on Nov. 2, 2002, that an individual Oregon player (which also happened to be Whitehead) has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game. It is also the most since yardage since Onterrio Smith ran for 172 yards against Arizona in 2002.
More Bellotti Quotes:
Our offense did well early, running the football. Terrence Whitehead, a huge game. Our quarterbacks were very efficient. I'm extremely pleased with what they did. Special teams played really well. So, overall, that was a total team victory and one we certainly needed."
(PHOTO RIGHT) Stanford quarterback Chris Lewis (10) lowers his head during the final minutes of the fourth quarter against Oregon in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. Oregon won 35-0. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Stanford's 71-yard ChrisLewis-to-Mark Bradford pass play in the second quarter is the Cardinal's longest play from the line of scrimmage this season.
Quoting Chris Lewis, Stanford QB:
"I thought Oregon played with emotion. They were fired up."
(PHOTO LEFT) Oregon wide receiver Samie Parker, right, struggles for yardage against Stanford defender Leigh Torrence (29) during the first half in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Parker's fellow receiver Marcus Maxwell caught a career high six passes for 43 yards. Demitrius Williams had two catches for 44 yards and Whitehead had two catches for 18 yards.
Oregon's touchdown on the opening drive was the third time this season it has scored on the first drive, but it is the first time the Ducks have scored on their opening drive since the Nevada game.
Quoting Terrence Whitehead
"It was a lot of fun to finally get out there and get a win again. Everyone really stepped it up today."
(PHOTO RIGHT) Oregon defenders, from left, Robby Valenzuela (99), Jerry Matson (52), David Martin (21) and Marley Tucker (23) celebrate after Stanford quarterback Chris Lewis (10) was sacked on fourth down during a goal-line stand in the final quarter in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003. Oregon's defense held Stanford scoreless to win 35-0. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Oregon's shutout on Saturday is the first time under head coach Mike Bellotti that the ducks have shutout a Pac-10 opponent. It is the Ducks' first conference shutout since beating Oregon State on Nov. 21, 1992. The last shutout Oregon recorded was against Portland State 41-0 last season.
And One More Bellotti Quote:
"Give credit to Nick Alliotti and his staff. When you shut somebody out in the Pac-10, it's a tremendous accomplishment. It doesn't matter who it is, that is big."
Quoting Stanford Head Coach Buddy Teevens
We were beaten by a good football team.