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Stanford -- Oregon committed three turnovers in the first half and Stanford answered by scoring 28 points in the second quarter to take a 31-24 lead at halftime.

(PHOTO) Cameron Colvin scores on the first play of the Oregon-Stanford game. (Photo by Chris Wilson)

The Ducks started off hot on the first play of the game when Dennis Dixon hit Cameron Colvin for a 70-yard touchdown pass play. The Ducks looked like they were going to do anything anything they wanted as they caused Stanford to punt on the ensuing possession. Andiel Brown was interfered with and the Ducks took over in Stanford territory. Jonathan Stewart finished off the drive with a 10-yard touchdown run.

Stanford's Derek Belch got the Cardinal in the scoring column with a 39-yard field goal to make it 14-3.

The two teams traded possessions and with 3:53 left in the first quarter, Dixon ran into the endzone to make it 21-3.

The second quarter was worst quarter the Ducks have played all season and started off when Anthony Kimble took off left tackle and scorched his way for a 60-yard touchdown run. Andiel Brown added to the woes by fumbling a punt return giving Stanford excellent field position at the Oregon 34. Stanford took advantage of the turnover with a drive that culminated with Kimble plunging in from the 3 to make it 21-17 after the PAT.

Oregon continued to stumble when Jaison Williams fumbled and Stanford took over at its own 38. Ostrander finished off the drive by hitting Ben Ladner for a 31-yard scoring play. Ostrander would hit paydirt again when he found Mark Bradford open on a 12-yard passing play and score to take a 31-21 lead.

Oregon managed to regain some of its composure in the waning moments of the second quarter when Matt Evensen kicked a 26-yard field goal to make the score 31-24 Stanford.

Stewart was the leading rusher for Oregon with nine carries for a net 53 yards rushing and one touchdown. Dixon was 11-for-16, 133 yards and the one touchdown to Colvin. Colvin was the leading Duck receiver with four catches for 89 yards.

Jerome Boyd was Oregon's leading tackler with six (five solo).

T.C. Ostrander was 12-of-20 for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Kimble led all rushers with 115 yards on 12 carries including the 60-yard scoring play.

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