Kellen Clemens' streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception ended at 163 on Saturday early in the first quarter when Stanford's Michael Okwo picked Clemens off. Undaunted, Clemens threw 25 more times after the mishap without an interception. Overall, the senior quarterback finished 22-of-29, 393 yards, three touchdowns and the sole interception.
(PHOTO RIGHT) Oregon wide receiver Jaison Williams is raised in the air after scoring against Stanford in the second quarter, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon defeated Stanford 44-20. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Jaison Williams' notched his first collegiate touchdown in the 2nd quarter to make the score 20-10. Paul Martinez came in a converted the point after to make the score 21-10. Williams ended the day with three catches for 47 yards and a touchdown. He also had one catch that would have been a touchdown, but the play was called back because of a holding call. The Ducks were flagged for a total of 15 penalties for 160 yards.
Martinez finished the day kicking four extra points and having one point after blocked. He also kicked a field goal of 44 yards in the 3rd quarter but missed a 24-yard attempt in the 4th quarter.
Other "firsts" recorded in the game: Jonathan Stewart recorded his first receiving touchdown in the 1st quarter on an 11-yard throw back from Clemens. Stewart went on the record his first rushing touchdown as a Duck in the 3rd quarter with a 1-yard run. Later in the same quarter, Stewart rushed for another 1-yard touchdown to record his first multiple rushing touchdown game as a Duck. Combined with the receiving touchdown it was Stewart's first 3-touchdown game as a Duck. Stewart now has a total of four touchdowns for the season.
Jeremiah Johnson scored his first rushing touchdown of his career on Saturday on a 5-yard run. It was widely thought that Johnson would end up on the sidelines this year using his red shirt eligibility, however with the groin injury to Terrence Whitehead and the nagging ankle injury to Stewart, the Oregon coaching staff decided to activate Johnson. Johnson responded by running for a net 63 yards on 11 carries, the touchdown and a long run of 16. Johnson was also involved in a play that scored but was called back because of a holding penalty. Red shirt freshman Terrell Jackson recorded his first career start against Stanford in place of Whitehead and ended up rushing for 29 yards on 11 carries. Jackson also had two pass receptions for 23 yards.
Whitehead's injury marked the first time in 17 games he did not start.
Oregon tight end Dante Rosario catches a touchdown pass in front of Stanford cornerback Calvin Armstrong during the second quarter Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Rosario's touchdown wasn't his first touchdown reception, in fact it was his second of the year and his 10th career touchdown reception. Rosario finished the day with two receptions for 34 yards and the score. The leading Oregon receiver for the day was senior Demetrius Williams, who had six catches for 168 yards. The 168 yards was the ninth time in his career that Williams has had more than 100 yards receiving in a game. The performance also moved him into sixth (2,173 yards) all-time on the Oregon receiving list, surpassing Lew Barnes (1983-85/2,048). Williams is also now the fifth all-time pass catcher with 136 receptions, bypassing Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad) who 131 catches between 1969-71.
Dee Williams' buddy, Clemens also moved up the Oregon record charts with 393 yards of passing on Saturday. Clemens now is third all-time on the school's total offense list with 7,114 yards, jumping ahead of Chris Miller (1983-86/6,841).