ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Darron Thomas #5 of the Oregon Ducks throws against the LSU Tigers at Cowboys Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Oregon Vs. Nevada: Ducks Record Ten Touchdowns, Win 69-20

Oregon is dismantling Nevada and has a 41-7 edge at halftime.

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Oregon Vs. Nevada: Ducks Record Ten Touchdowns, Win 69-20

The Oregon Ducks entered Saturday hoping to avenge last week's lost to LSU, and they left their match-up with the Nevada Wolf Pack with a very fulfilling 69-20 victory. The Ducks racked up 603 yards of total offense and recorded ten touchdowns in just four quarters.

The Ducks scored twice in the first quarter, once on a four-yard rush by LaMichael James and then later on a three-yard pass from quarterback Darron Thomas to Lavasier Tuinei. Though the 14-0 lead was nice, Oregon really turned it on in the second quarter behind the arm of Thomas.

Thomas tossed four- yes, four- touchdowns in the second quarter to four different receivers. LaMichael James, Rahsaan Vaughn, Colt Lyerla and De'Anthony Thomas all caught touchdown passes as Oregon took an enormous 41-7 lead into halftime.

The second half was more of the same. LaMichael James took a 37-yard punt in the opening minutes of the third quarter and returned it 57 yards for a touchdown. Thomas found De'Anthony Thomas again later in the period for a 69-yard touchdown.

Running back Ayele Forde got in on the action in the fourth quarter, rushing for a 26-yard score to push the lead to 62-20 with just 2:24 to play. The Ducks defense capped off the game with a touchdown of their own in the final seconds when Boseko Lokombo intercepted Nevada's Cody Fajardo and returned the ball for a 67-yard score.

All-in-all, the Ducks had an unstoppable offensive game that almost broke the 70-point mark. Darron Thomas finished the night with 295 yards and six- yes, six- touchdowns on 13-of-19 passing. De'Anthony Thomas racked up 81 rushing yards on eight attempts in addition to 93 passing yards and two receiving touchdowns. LaMichael James also chipped in with 67 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 56 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown and one punt return touchdown.

Oregon moves to 1-1 on the season. The Ducks will play the Missouri State Bears next week at home.


Oregon Vs. Nevada Score Update: Ducks Lead 55-13 After Three Quarters, Darron Thomas Throws Sixth TD Of The Game

The Oregon Ducks slowed up a little bit in the third quarter but still lead the Nevada Wolf Pack 55-13 after three quarters. The Ducks, who had four touchdowns in the second quarter, recorded two more in the third.

LaMichael James kicked things off with a 58-yard punt return less than two minutes into the period. The Wolf Pack slowed things down on the next possession by eating up five minutes of the quarter with a 13-play drive. Quarterback Tyler Lantrip found several receivers as he led his team down the field, and the drive was capped off by a one-yard rush by Stefphon Jefferson. Anthony Martinez missed the extra point in what has become a bad game for him. He is 0-1 for field goals and now 1-2 for extra points.

The Ducks were right back at it on the next drive and needed only three plays to score. After two rushes by De'Anthony Thomas that resulted in a net gain of three yards, quarterback Darron Thomas connected with the running back for a 69-yard touchdown.

Thomas now has 295 yards and six touchdowns on 13 of 19 passing. He has been on fire today and has the Ducks offense looking very good.


Oregon Vs. Nevada Score Update: Darron Thomas On Fire, Gives Ducks 41-7 Halftime Lead

The Oregon Ducks had an offensive explosion in the first half of their 41-7 contest against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Ducks have quarterback Darron Thomas to thank for that. He already has 228 yards and five touchdowns on 12-of-18 passing. Remember, we still have another half of football to play.

Oregon scored twice in the first quarter, once on a four-yard run by LaMichael James and another on a three-yard pass from Thomas to Lavasier Tuinei. The Ducks elected to go for two-points after the first score but failed to convert.

Oregon scored four times in the second quarter, with three straight scores to open the second quarter. Thomas found James for a 44-yard strike, Rahsaan Vaughn for a 25-yard score, Colt Lyerla for a 2-yard score and finally De'Anthony Thomas for a 24-yard touchdown throughout the quarter. The Wolf Pack only managed to muster up one touchdown during that time, connecting on a five-yard pass from quarterback Tyler Lantrip to Mike Ball.

Thomas and Oregon are cruising right now. The team has already put up 41 points in the first half and has over 400 yards of offense (413 yards, to be exact). Today looks like a good day to be Ducks fan.


Oregon Vs. Nevada Score Update: Ducks Lead 13-0 After One Quarter

The Oregon Ducks are looking to avenge last week's loss to the LSU Tigers and are off to a fine start against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Ducks lead 13-0 after on quarter of play.

The Ducks received the opening kickoff and proceeded to string together an 11-play, 79-yard drive. Running back LaMichael James accounted for six carries and 28 yards on the drive, pumping in the touchdown score on a four-yard run with 11:17 to go. The Ducks went for the two-point conversion and failed.

The Wolf Pack went three-and-out on the next possession and the Ducks followed up with the same result. Nevada moved the ball well after getting the ball back and were in possession to get on the board with a 38-yard field goal by Anthony Martinez. Oregon blocked the field goal though and took over possession.

The Ducks pieced together a six-play, 79-yard drive to score again. The highlight was a 62-yard rush by De-Anthony Thomas to the Wolf Pack three-yard line.  Quarterback Darron Thomas found Lavasier Tuinei for a three-yard touchdown on the next play. Oregon converted on the extra point.

The Ducks lead 13-0 after one quarter of play, and the Wolf Pack have the ball as the second quarter begins.


Oregon Vs. Nevada: Kenjon Barner & Josh Huff Out?

The Oregon Ducks just can't seem to put their full team on the field. Even as Cliff Harris returns to action, it looks like two more valuable Oregon players will be out of action against the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Oregon second-string running back Kenjon Barner left the Oregon-LSU game last week with a right ankle injury, and he is not dressed for this game. He has his jersey on, but the rest of his gameday assortment is not on. This probably means talented true freshman De'Anthony Thomas becomes the second-string running back for the Ducks; he had two fumbles last week, but definitely has a lot of pure skill that could come in handy if he can hold onto the ball.

Probably even more important is the status of top wide receiver Josh Huff, who is also in street clothes. He is listed as the backup on the Oregon depth chart behind Rahsaan Vaughn.

For more on Oregon football, head to Addicted to Quack.


Cliff Harris Suspension Lifted, Could Play Today In Oregon Vs. Nevada

Looks like Cliff Harris has learned his lesson, or the Oregon Ducks really think they could be in trouble against the Nevada Wolf Pack without him.

Andy McNamara, the Oregon SID, tweets that Chip Kelly has lifted the suspension on Harris, and he is eligible to play today against Nevada, which probably means he will play. Harris immediately becomes Oregon's primary returner, which should provide an instant upgrade after the mishaps in special teams last week by Kenjon Barner and De'Anthony Thomas. He instantly becomes the Ducks top cornerback, and should allow true freshman Terrance Mitchell (picked on all game by LSU) to head back to the bench.

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean Harris will play. Remember that after LeGarrette Blount saw his suspension lifted, he didn't see action for two games. But Oregon's 2009 team was on a roll when Blount was reinstated and already had LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner running the show. The 2011 Ducks need help in the worst possible way, and I doubt Kelly will keep Harris on the bench for long. Watch to see if Harris starts this one.

For more on Oregon football, Addicted to Quack is your spot.


Oregon Vs. Nevada: Game Time, TV Information And More

After losing a heartbreaker to LSU last week, the Oregon Ducks host the Nevada Wolf Pack and will look to avoid a letdown game. The Ducks aren't taking the Wolf Pack lightly though, and they know that Nevada went 13-1 last season, including a big upset victory over Boise State. The Ducks will look to get back on track in the run game after being held to 95 yards on the ground last week. 

If you're looking to tune in, here's what you need to know:

Teams: Oregon Ducks, Nevada Wolf Pack
Time: Saturday, Sept 10th, 12:30 p.m. PST
Location: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, ORE
Rankings: Oregon is ranked 13th in the Associated Press poll and 14th in the USA Today Coaches poll
Favorite: Oregon is favored by 27 points.
Notes: Oregon is looking to bounce back after their National Championship hopes were tempered last week with a loss to Louisiana State. 

For more on Oregon football, head to Addicted to Quack.


Oregon Vs. Nevada: Two Wolf Pack Suspended For Season Opener

What is it with the Oregon Ducks and their opponents? Now it's the Nevada Wolf Pack going at it in the suspension game.

Two of their members on the two deep--including a starting defensive back--will be missing their season opener (Nevada didn't play last week) against Oregon. Former starting free safety Marlon Johnson and second-string wide reciever L.J. Washington are out for "rules violations" according to Nevada head coach Chris Ault. Chris Murray of the Reno Gazette-Journal has more.

Redshirt freshman Charles Garrett, who Ault said would have the starting position over Johnson anyway, will start Saturday's game. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Garrett was a cornerback last season before moving positions in fall camp."We thought he could be a starting safety," Ault said. "That's why we moved him, and that's what he's become. He's been probably the most improved defensive back we've had here in awhile. He reminds me a lot of (former Wolf Pack safety) Jon Amaya. He's very quick at that safety spot. We're real pleased with him."

Oregon will be in a pretty foul mood all week after they stumbled against LSU, and they'll probably take it out hard on the Wolf Pack in their home debut in Autzen. Nevada is going to need to put their radar up and make sure their front-line defense stays on top of their game. With Johnson out, there's precious little depth behind the front seven to keep the Ducks running attack from bursting open and gashing the Wolf Pack for huge gains.

And no Washington leaves Nevada thin in the receiving corps. Oregon's defense will be wanting to show they're better than they looked last Saturday night.

For more on Oregon football, head to Addicted to Quack.

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