(PHOTO) Jonathan Stewart in the first half of Oregon/Stanford, Sept 2, 2006 Autzen Stadium. (Photo by Chris Wilson)
Jonathan Stewart continued to tear up the Stanford Defense and almost single-handedly drove the Duck's offense down the field on his own two feet. After a spectacular 54 yard kick return gave the Ducks great field position, Stewart continued to carry the load all the way down to the 1-yard line where he scored on a quick scamper.
Oregon 10, Stanford 3
Stanford was quickly forced to punt and the next drive resulted in another Oregon score as Dennis Dixon hit Jaison Williams on a slant pattern for a 15-yard touchdown reception with 9:59 remaining in the half.
Oregon 17, Stanford 3
Stanford put together a solid drive of their own with the help of a 12-men on the field penalty commited by Oregon. Trent Edwards hit Mark Bradford who was wide open in the endzone for a 26-yard Stanford touchdown.
Oregon 17, Stanford 10
The Oregon offense picked up right where it left off as they once again put together a scoring drive as Jonathan Stewart took it in from 3 yards away.
Oregon 24, Stanford 10
On Stanford's next possession, Jeremy Gibbs helped the Oregon defense when he laid a crushing hit on the ballcarrier and forced a fumble that the Ducks recovered on the Stanford 12-yard line. Brady Leaf and the offense stalled however giving Paul Martinez the opportunity to knock in another field goal from 24 yards out.
Oregon 27, Stanford 10
Jonathan Stewart finished the first half against the Stanford Cardinal with 16 carries for 123 yards and 2 TD's along with a 54-yard kickoff return. Stewart seemingly carried the Ducks down the field time and time again and was the star of the first half. Oregon finished the half with 280 yards of Total Offense on 43 plays while Stanford finished with 161 yards on 29 plays.
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