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Stewart carries Oregon to rout of Fresno State

Sep 16, 2007 - 9:47 AM EUGENE, Oregon (Ticker) -- It has been a memorable start to the 2007 campaign for Oregon coach Mike Bellotti.

Jonathan Stewart rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries Saturday as No. 19 Oregon cruised to a 52-21 triumph over Fresno State, giving Bellotti his 100th victory with the team.

Dennis Dixon completed 14-of-20 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks, who have won six straight over the Bulldogs (1-2) dating back to 1996. Entering this contest, Oregon (3-0) had never beaten Fresno State by more than seven points.

"It's always great to get off to a good start," Dixon said "Everyone comes together on offense and defense."

After defeating Michigan, 39-7, last week on the road, Bellotti improved to 100-48 with Oregon after it piled up 461 yards of total offense - including 307 on the ground - against Fresno State.

"I'm very pleased we won," Bellotti said. "Fresno State has been a very competitive team for us, and today we were the better team."

"It's awesome," Bellotti said about his 100th win. "I'm pleased for our program, and for our players and our coaches. I give them all the credit."

The Ducks got on the scoreboard early when Stewart capped their second drive with a nine-yard touchdown and cornerback Walter Thurmond scooped up Ryan Matthews' fumble on the ensuing drive and returned it 30 yards for another score to extend their advantage to 14-0.

"I like to be around the football and just try to make plays every down," Thurmond said.

Dixon, who spent the offseason playing minor league baseball, found running back Jermiah Johnson for a 36-yard touchdown connection. After Fresno State quarterback Tom Brandstater was intercepted, Oregon grabbed a 28-6 advantage on Dixon's two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Ed Dickson.

Dixon, who also rushed for 59 yards and a score, has thrown seven touchdowns without being intercepted this season.

Stewart took a draw up the middle and broke it for an 88-yard touchdown score to give the Ducks a 35-6 lead with 10:58 left in the first half.

"Great blocking set it up," Stewart said. "When you're in that situation you just see a lot of green. It's like money."

Sophomore running back Austin Crenshaw scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard rush in the fourth quarter for Oregon, which took a 42-14 advantage into the break.

Brandstater passed 219 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs, who managed just 60 rushing yards and converted just 3-of-15 on third down.

Fresno State, which was coming off a 47-45 triple overtime loss to Texas A&M last week, committed 12 penalties for losses of 124 yards.

"Today we were beat soundly in all three phases of the game," Fresno State coach Pat Hill said. "Oregon is a great football team and I can't say it enough that they beat us in all three phases of the game."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FRESNO ST 6 8 0 7 21
    OREGON (19) 21 21 0 10 52 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, JONATHAN STEWART 9 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK), 6:07.
    OREGON 7-0
    OREGON - TD, WALTER THURMOND III 25 YD
    FUMBLE RETURN (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 7:01. OREGON 14-0
    FRESNO ST - TD, LONYAE MILLER

    Sep 15 10:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    RYAN MATHEWS 1 YD RUN
    (CLINT STITSER KICK)
    FRESNO ST 21
    OREGON (19) 52 1:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 10:22 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OREGON
    DANIEL PADILLA 22 YD
    FRESNO ST 14
    OREGON (19) 52 6:55 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 10:11 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    ANDRE CRENSHAW 2 YD RUN
    (DANIEL PADILLA KICK)
    FRESNO ST 14
    OREGON (19) 49 13:28 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 9:55 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FRESNO ST 6 8 0 14
    OREGON (19) 21 21 0 42 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, JONATHAN STEWART 9 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK), 6:07.
    OREGON 7-0
    OREGON - TD, WALTER THURMOND III 25 YD
    FUMBLE RETURN (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 7:01. OREGON 14-0
    FRESNO ST - TD

    Sep 15 9:49 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FRESNO ST 6 8 14
    OREGON (19) 21 21 42 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, JONATHAN STEWART 9 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK), 6:07.
    OREGON 7-0
    OREGON - TD, WALTER THURMOND III 25 YD
    FUMBLE RETURN (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 7:01. OREGON 14-0
    FRESNO ST - TD, LONYAE

    Sep 15 8:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    BEAR PASCOE 1 YD PASS FROM TOM BRANDSTATER
    (CLIFTON SMITH RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    FRESNO ST 14
    OREGON (19) 42 0:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 8:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    ED DICKSON 1 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    FRESNO ST 6
    OREGON (19) 42 3:19 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 8:37 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    JONATHAN STEWART 88 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    FRESNO ST 6
    OREGON (19) 35 11:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 8:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    ED DICKSON 3 YD PASS FROM DENNIS DIXON
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    FRESNO ST 6
    OREGON (19) 28 14:17 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 8:06 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FRESNO ST 6 6
    OREGON (19) 21 21 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, JONATHAN STEWART 9 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK), 6:07.
    OREGON 7-0
    OREGON - TD, WALTER THURMOND III 25 YD
    FUMBLE RETURN (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 7:01. OREGON 14-0
    FRESNO ST - TD

    Sep 15 8:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    JEREMIAH JOHNSON 35 YD PASS FROM DENNIS DIXON
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    FRESNO ST 6
    OREGON (19) 21 1:19 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 7:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FRESNO ST
    LONYAE MILLER 1 YD RUN
    (PAT BLOCKED)
    FRESNO ST 6
    OREGON (19) 14 2:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 7:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    WALTER THURMOND III 25 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    FRESNO ST 0
    OREGON (19) 14 7:59 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 7:34 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    JONATHAN STEWART 9 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    FRESNO ST 0
    OREGON (19) 7 8:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 7:26 PM
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    Fresno State vs. Oregon(19)Sep 15 6:51 PM