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Oregon vs. Colorado: Ducks move to 8-0

The rout was on early, as Oregon was up 56-0 at the half and never looked back in a laugher on Saturday.

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Ducks suffer injuries in blow out win

While the lopsided win was all well and good for the Oregon Ducks against Colorado, the injuries suffered are a concern heading into an anticipated matchup with the USC Trojans this week.

As they've done many times this season, the Ducks blew out their opponent 70-14. It's no surprise then that Oregon ranks first in the FBS in points scored per game with 53.4. However, the multiple injuries kept the day from being ideal, according to Addicted To Quack.

Defensive tackle Wade Keliikipi left with a leg injury after a chop block and didn't return to the game. Defensive end Dion Jordan also left the contest with a shoulder injury. The two players are key to the defense with a total of 36 tackles and seven sacks between them in eight games this season.

Oregon and USC will square off on Saturday night in a battle of two first-place teams in their respective Pac-12 divisions.

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Oregon vs. Colorado final: Ducks win 70-14

The Oregon Ducks manhandled the Colorado Buffaloes in a 70-14 win on Saturday. The Ducks had their starters on the bench before halftime as they jumped out to a 56-0 lead.

De'Anthony Thomas had a stellar all-purpose day. Thomas gained 97 yards on just five carries while scoring a touchdown on the ground. He also added a scintillating 73-yard punt return for a score when he reversed field and made several cutbacks before burning the Colorado coverage team to the goal line.

Kenjon Barner's stats were a victim of his team's dominance once again. Barner topped the 100-yard mark in the second quarter, but didn't play at all in the second half. He finished with 103 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, while adding two catches for 47 yards.

Colorado got on the board with two touchdowns in the third quarter, but could not do anything against Oregon's first team. The Buffaloes now fall to 1-7 on the season, while the Ducks move to 8-0 ahead of a big matchup next week.

Box Score Hero: See the stats for DAT and Barner above, but Bryan Bennett gets mention, as he rushed for 73 yards and three scores in mop-up duty, while also completing all three of his passes for 43 yards.

Rankings Ramifications: Oregon has fallen in the BCS standings the last two weeks despite remaining undefeated. Colorado will certainly lower their strength of schedule, but Oregon hanging 70 on the Buffaloes has to impress the human voters.

But Did They Cover? Oregon was able to cover despite a monstrous 47-point spread.

Next Week's Schedule: Colorado hosts Stanford next Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on FX. The Ducks visit the USC Trojans in a matchup with huge Pac-12 and national title implications at 7 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Ducks lead 70-14 heading to 4th

The Oregon Ducks are doing what they've done quite often this season, sitting on a big lead in the second half. The Ducks lead the Colorado Buffaloes 70-14 heading into the fourth quarter. Oregon jumped out to a 56-0 lead and pulled the starters before halftime.

The Buffaloes finally got on the board with a pair of touchdowns from running back Christian Powell in the third quarter. Powell is having a nice individual day, as he is also well over 100 yards rushing.

Bryan Bennett would add his second rushing touchdown of the day to push the Ducks total to 63. That capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive covering 4:07, an unusually long drive for the Oregon offense. Bennett would score again on the Ducks' next possession, this time from 17 yards out.

The Ducks now just need to coast to the finish line and they will be 8-0 ahead of a big match-up with USC next Saturday.

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Oregon destroying Colorado, 56-0, at half

The Ducks are having little trouble with the lowly Colorado Buffaloes Saturday afternoon, as Oregon leads 56-0 at halftime. UO jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter, and piled on in the second.

Oregon opened the quarter with a 97-yard touchdown drive that took just 2:13 of game time. Marcus Mariota hit Josh Huff for three straight first downs to put the Ducks deep into Colorado territory, and Kenjon Barner finished the drive off with a touchdown run. Barner has already topped 100 yards rushing for the game.

It didn't take long for the Ducks to add to their lead again. De'Anthony Thomas made a spectacular play, reversing field and cutting back to take a punt return 73 yards for a score after Colorado's next possession to put UO up, 42-0.

The next Ducks drive was likely the last for their starters, as Mariota connected with Daryle Hawkins on a 7-yard strike to extend the lead further. Bryan Bennett would relieve Mariota after that, and lead Oregon down the field for another touchdown. Bennett capped off the drive himself with a 5-yard touchdown run just before halftime.

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Ducks out to big lead, 28-0, after first quarter

It didn't take long for the Oregon Ducks to pounce on the Colorado Buffaloes, as they have jumped out to a 28-0 lead after 15 minutes of play. Oregon scored quickly to start the game, taking their opening drive to the house in less than two minutes. They had the ball again immediately, recovering a botched CU kickoff return. The Ducks scored again moments later and held a 14-point lead with less than three minutes gone.

Kenjon Barner capped off the first drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. He set Oregon up in the red zone with a 41-yard run two plays earlier.

De'Anthony Thomas put the next six points on the board for the Ducks, using his speed to get outside and cruise into the endzone on a 9-yard score.

The third Oregon touchdown came on a quick-strike, 92-yard drive that was the product of two big plays. The first was a 26-yard burst down the sideline for Thomas. Marcus Mariota found Barner wide open on a wheel route the next play, covering 48 yards down to the Colorado five yard line. Mariota took the ball in himself for to extend the Oregon lead.

Thomas made another big sideline run on the Ducks' next drive, gaining 49 yards to the Colorado 21. Bralon Addison would take the ball in 16 yards for the score two plays later on a interesting fake handoff option screen pass from Mariota to put Oregon up four touchdowns.

The Buffaloes have the ball to start the second quarter and face a fourth down. They have punted on their first two possessions, but have moved into Oregon territory on this drive with the help of a 25-yard run from Christian Powell.

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Pac-12 Network covers Pacific Northwest in Week 9

The Oregon Ducks, Washington State Cougars, Washington Huskies and Oregon State Beavers will all air on the Pac-12 Network in Week 9.

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Oregon State up, Oregon down in lastest BlogPoll

Oregon slides to No.3, while Oregon State benefits from a South Carolina loss to move to No. 7.

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Oregon ranked No. 4 in 2nd BCS rankings

The second BCS rankings of the 2012 NCAA Football season show Ducks fans that there's still a lot of football left to be played.

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