Ducks Hold 20-17 Halftime lead

Eugene -- Special Teams mistakes by both sides led to scores as the Oregon Ducks went into the lockerroom leading the Stanford Cardinal 20-17. Oregon had roared out to a 17-3 first quarter lead, but the Cardinal was able to tie the game at 17 in the second stanza.

The game looked like it was a going to be a piece a cake for the Ducks when Chris Owusu coughed up the ball on the opening kickoff and Oregon's kicker Matt Evensen recovered at the Stanford 24. However the Webfeet could not do anything in four plays and kicked a field goal.

Oregon followed up the scoring on the next possession when quarterback Jeremiah Masoli found Jeffrey Maehl in the endzone. With the point after Oregon was up 10-0.

Stanford got onto the scoreboard with a 39-yard field goal by Aaron Zagory.

The Ducks responded with another touchdown drive when Jeremiah Johnson took a hand off on a 4th and 1 and sprinted 41 yards for a touchdown making it 17-3 after the PAT.

Stanford scored a touchdown just after the second quarter started when Josh Catron hauled in a 5-yard scoring pass from Tavi Pritchard.

Stanford was back in business on the ensuing kickoff when Walter Thurmond fumbled on the kickoff return giving the ball to Stanford on the Oregon 40. The Cardinal finished the drive off in seven plays and scored on an 8-yard run by Bo McNally.

The 17-17 tie was broken just before the end of the first half when Morgan Flint hit his second successful field goal of the day from 26 yards out.

Masoli was 6-for-13, 73 yards and a touchdown, he also rushed for 13 yards on six carries. Johnson was the leading rusher for both teams with 80 yards on seven carries and a score.

Pritchard was 9-of-12, 131 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Kimble was the leading Stanford runner with 38 yards net on 14 carries.

Oregon's Drew Davis was the leading receiver in the first half with two catches for 51 yards. Delano Howell had 22 yards on three catches for Stanford.

Oregon had 208 yards of total offense with 135 yards rushing and 73 yards passing. Stanford had 147 yards total offense with 70 of those yards coming from running plays and 77 through the air.

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