The Oregon Ducks didn't play anything close to a great football game, but they had the playmakers they needed to pull things out in the second half against the Washington St. Cougars. Bryan Bennett came in and replaced the struggling Darron Thomas, then swung a path into the flats for De'Anthony Thomas, who went speeding and juking his way 45 yards into the end zone to put Oregon up 22-10.
After Washington State responded with a field goal, Oregon finally managed a methodical offensive drive that took up four minutes and went 14 plays and 77 yards, culminating with Bennett's connection to Lavasier Tuinei to put Oregon up 29-13. After WSU managed to come up with one final scoring drive, Thomas took the ensuing kickoff 93 yards to the house to put the Ducks up in comfortable position. LaMichael James, the Black Mamba and Kenjon Barner then culminated things for Oregon to go up 43-20 early in the fourth to cruise to victory.
Oregon didn't play particularly well in the trenches, and their defense got lit up for 462 yards. But the Ducks are still undefeated in conference play with the meat of their schedule ahead.