2012 Rose Bowl: Oregon Tops Wisconsin In High-Scoring Affair

The Oregon Ducks and Wisconsin Badgers broke the all-time scoring record for the Rose Bowl but it's the Ducks who waddle away victorious with a 45-38 win.

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Oregon Ducks Win Pac-12 Championship After Defeating UCLA Bruins

The Oregon Ducks are the first-ever Pac-12 champions after dominating the UCLA Bruins on Friday night by a score of 49-31. The Bruins hung in early, but the Ducks were simply too talented and too athletic to hang with for the full 60 minutes.

With a lead of 35-17 at the half, the Ducks never looked back. The Bruins made it interesting with an early touchdown in the third quarter, but Oregon promptly responded with back-to-back touchdowns to make the score 49-24. UCLA tacked on one final touchdown on an impressive catch by Nelson Rosario late in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late.

LaMichael James was the MVP of the conference title game and ended his stellar performance with 243 yards of total offense. The shifty running rushed for three touchdowns and UCLA had no answer for him. UO quarterback Darron Thomas struggled early, but managed to recover and have a big game throwing 219 yards and three touchdowns. David Paulson, Daryle Hawkins and Colt Lyerla all hauled in touchdown receptions.

For more on the game, check out Addicted To Quack.

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Pac-12 Championship Score Update: Oregon Ducks On Their Way To Big Victory

The fourth quarter is about to get underway from Autzen Stadium, but this game is basically in the bag for the Oregon Ducks. After 45 minutes of play, UO leads the UCLA Bruins by a score of 49-24 and are preparing to score once again. Simply put, the Ducks are just too skilled offensively and their speed is giving UCLA a ton of problems.

The Bruins struck quickly to begin the second half to cut the lead to 35-24, but two late touchdowns by the Ducks have blown this game wide open. LaMichael James has been the MVP thus far, carrying the ball 22 times for an incredible 154 yards and three touchdowns. Darron Thomas has done a nice job pacing the offense, throwing for 219 yards, three touchdowns, and rushing for 60 yards of his own.

Quarterback Kevin Prince has had no time to operate in the pocket and has thrown for just 111 yards and a touchdown. Derrick Coleman leads the way on the ground for the Bruins with 61 rushing yards. Wide receiver Nelson Rosario has been one of the few bright spots, hauling in three passes for 50 yards and a touchdown.

The Ducks are now less than 15 minutes away from a Pac-12 championship and a likely bid in the Rose Bowl.

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Pac-12 Championship Game Update: Oregon Ducks Offense Dominates First Half

The Oregon Ducks have been one of the most impressive teams offensively in 2011 and they showed the entire nation what they're capable of in the first half. After 30 minutes of play, UO leads the UCLA Bruins by a score of 35-17. The Bruins are showing a lot of heart in Rich Neuheisel's final game with the program, but it appears that the Ducks are just too talented and too athletic to hang with.

LaMichael James has been unstoppable and rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. On the first drive of the game, James broke away for a 30-yard TD run after the Bruins had forced Oregon into a 4th and one situation. Quarterback Darron Thomas has played well and threw for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the half, although he also surrendered an interception that was returned for a touchdown.

UCLA has just one offensive touchdown thus far, and it came on a flea-flicker that saw Kevin Prince hit Nelson Rosario on a 37-yard strike that cut the deficit to 21-14 midway through the second quarter. Unfortunately for the Bruins, the defense has had no answer for the Ducks and surrendered two touchdowns late in the half. Unless drastic changes are made in the second half, it's tough to see UCLA hanging in for much longer.

For more on the game, check out Addicted To Quack.

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Pac-12 Championship Game Score: Oregon Ducks Lead Early Over UCLA Bruins

The first annual Pac-12 Championship Game is underway from Eugene and the Oregon Ducks currently lead 21-7 after a quarter of play. The UCLA Bruins have had no answer for UO's high-flying offense and scored their lone touchdown on a lucky pass deflection that was taken for a touchdown. 

LaMichael James has been a man on a mission and already has 79 rushing yards and a touchdown. The shifty running back nearly broke away on a kick return as well. Outside of the interception, Darron Thomas has played well and has a touchdown both with his arm and on the ground. Tight end Colt Lyerla found himself wide open in the end zone and brought in the seven-yard TD pass.

Kevin Prince has complete three passes for 14 yards and has had no time to operate in the pocket. Jonathan Franklin currently leads the Bruins with 23 rushing yards.

If the first quarter was any indication, this will not be a close game. UCLA is showing a lot of heart and will continue to battle back, but the Ducks simply have too much talent and athleticism.

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