Oregon Vs. Fresno State: Ducks Cruise To Win After Big 1st Half

No. 4 Oregon took care of business as Kenjon Barner neared 200 rushing yards.

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Oregon Vs. Fresno State Recap: Ducks Start Big, Coast To Win

The Oregon Ducks rode a big first half to a 42-25 win over the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium.

Oregon burst out to a 35-6 halftime lead with its patented fast-yet-punishing run game. De'Anthony Thomas put on his usual show, sprinting for touchdowns of 39 and 51 yards in the half to finish with 100 yards before halftime. Meanwhile, Kenjon Barner had 131 yards on 17 carries in the first half, helping Oregon to 392 yards of offense.

Fresno State was able to tighten up the defense in the second half, allowing the Ducks just 140 yards in the frame. That allowed the Bulldogs to pull the game to a score of 35-19 early in the fourth quarter. Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah Burse, and Robbie Rouse punched in a rushing touchdown with 1:30 left in the game.

At the end of the night, Barner had rushed 34 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Marcus Mariota was 19-27 for 167 yards and one touchdown in Oregon's passing game.

The fourth-ranked Ducks move to 2-0 on the young season and prepare to host Tennessee Tech next week.

For more on the Oregon Ducks, head to Addicted To Quack. Get commentary on Fresno State at Mountain West Connection, and fill all your college football needs at the SB Nation CFB hub.

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Fresno State Vs. Oregon 2012: Schedule, Game Time, Spread And More

After beating Arkansas State by 23 points in their season opener, the No. 4 Oregon Ducks are once again heavy favorites entering Week 2 of the season against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Kickoff for the Pac-12-Mountain West showdown is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Oregon's 2012 campaign got off to a strong start last week when they defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves, 57-34. The Ducks jumped out to a 29-point first-quarter lead and coasted the rest of the way. Quarterback Marcus Mariota, the redshirt freshman charged with replacing Darron Thomas, threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns as the Ducks' offense picked up a total of 605 yards.

Fresno State also kicked off its season with a win, topping Weber State, 37-10. The Bulldogs were never seriously challenged by the Wildcats in the win but face a much stiffer challenge this week in Eugene, Ore.

Here's all the info on Saturday's matchup:

Who: Fresno State (1-0) at No. 4 Oregon (1-0).

When: Saturday, Sept. 8. 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

Where: Autzen Stadium, University of Oregon.

T.V.: Pac-12 Network

Point Spread: Oregon by 35.

Specific Team News: For more on Oregon, head over to Addicted to Quack. For all things regarding the Mountain West Conference, check out MW Connection.


Oregon 2012 Football Preview and Schedule (via sbnation)


Oregon Vs. Fresno State Odds: Ducks Open As 33.5-Point Favorites

No. 4 Oregon has opened as a 33 1/2-point favorite over Fresno State for the upcoming game between the two Saturday.

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