Oregon vs. Oregon State 2012: Ducks maul Beavers

Steve Dykes

Addicted to Quack speaks out on the Oregon Ducks and their bounce-back win over the Oregon St. Beavers in the Civil War.

The folks at Addicted to Quack, like many fans of the Oregon Ducks, were just happy to see that the team that had blown the doors off all of their opponents except for one was still in existence. The Ducks bounced back from their disappointing, no-more-BCS-title-game-for-us loss to the Stanford Cardinal last week by trouncing the Oregon St. Beavers, 48-17, in the Civil War on Saturday.

The Ducks did it in record style, compiling a season-high 432 yards on the ground with Kenjon Barner (198 yards, two touchdowns) and De'Anthony Thomas (122 yards, three touchdowns) leading the way.

The offense got a big boost from Oregon State, though.

"The biggest reason for the nature of Oregon's win was the six turnovers committed by OSU. Sean Mannion threw four interceptions, two inside the Oregon 10-yard line, and the Ducks special teams pounced on two loose balls, one on a kickoff and one on a punt. Oregon turned those turnovers into 21 points, and turned a close first-half into a blowout."

But the Ducks didn't get the help they needed from other teams in order to sneak back into the national championship picture. The USC Trojans couldn't knock off the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the UCLA Bruins fell to the Stanford Cardinal, effectively ending all chances of a national title opportunity.

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