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Blount, Oregon pound Utah St.

Sep 7, 2008 - 1:38 AM EUGENE, Oregon (Ticker) -- Oregon's offense picked up right where it left off last week.

After a 34-point thrashing of Washington, No. 16 Oregon set a school record with 688 yards of total offense in a 66-24 rout of Utah State on Saturday.

LeGarrette Blount rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Ducks broke a 19-year-old record for offensive output in a game. The previous mark was 667 yards against BYU on November 4, 1989.

"It just shows how much potential we have," Oregon quarterback Justin Roper said. "We made some mistakes today too - some penalties, some dropped balls and I threw an interception.

"We can improve on those things so if we can have this productive of an offense with the errors, just imagine what we can do."

Blount scored on runs of 36 and 1 yards in a 24-point second quarter, helping the Ducks (2-0) build a 38-14 cushion. The junior filled in for starter Jeremiah Johnson, who left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

A 3-yard touchdown run by Andre Crenshaw, who carried 10 times for 75 yards, and a 20-yard touchdown pass from Roper to Terence Scott had staked Oregon to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter.

Roper, who left last Saturday's 44-10 victory over Washington with a minor concussion, completed 13-of-19 passes for 173 yards and also ran for a score.

"He (Scott) has become a very reliable guy," Roper said. "He can shake and make a guy miss, he's very fast and he catches the ball consistently which is the most important thing. But I really have eight go-to guys in this offense because everybody is so good."

After Blount extended the Ducks' lead to 21-0 with a 1-yard score, the Aggies got on the board on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Diondre Borel to Curtis Marsh. Oregon answered with two quick scores, one by Blount and another by Scott, a 51-yard scamper that made it 35-7.

Chris Harper, who split second-half action at quarterback with Jeremiah Masoli, ran for a 12-yard touchdown and threw a 3-yard score to Rory Cavaille in the third quarter.

"I felt like we never let up on them," Harper said. "There might have been a couple of spurts where we eased off but we always turned it right back up and we came out with a really big win."

Borel, who came on for starter Sean Setzer, was 15-of-22 for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Utah State (0-2).

"It was a tough environment," Borel said. "This them, they're a good team and they are ranked. They played fast and aggressive, and it was a lot of fun."

"They wore us down, especially when we couldn't make first downs" Utah State head coach Brent Guy said. "When your defense has to stay out there and keep going out there, I think that wore us down."

Remene Alston ran for 71 yards on 11 carries and capped the scoring for the Ducks with a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UTAH ST 0 14 0 10 24
    OREGON (18) 14 24 21 7 66 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, ANDRE CRENSHAW 3 YD RUN (MATT
    EVENSEN KICK), 5:52. OREGON
    7-0
    OREGON - TD, TERENCE SCOTT 20 YD PASS FROM
    JUSTIN ROPER (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 10:29. OREGON 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: OREGON - TD, LEGAR

    Sep 6 6:55 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    REMENE ALSTON 1 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    UTAH ST 24
    OREGON (18) 66 3:40 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Utah State 24, Oregon(18) 66  4th - 3:40Sep 6 6:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH ST
    OTIS NELSON 1 YD PASS FROM DIONDRE BOREL
    (BEN CALDERWOOD KICK)
    UTAH ST 24
    OREGON (18) 59 5:37 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Utah State 24, Oregon(18) 59  4th - 5:37Sep 6 6:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG UTAH ST
    PETER CALDWELL 33 YD
    UTAH ST 17
    OREGON (18) 59 13:18 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Utah State 17, Oregon(18) 59  4th - 13:18Sep 6 6:25 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UTAH ST 0 14 0 14
    OREGON (18) 14 24 21 59 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, ANDRE CRENSHAW 3 YD RUN (MATT
    EVENSEN KICK), 5:52. OREGON
    7-0
    OREGON - TD, TERENCE SCOTT 20 YD PASS FROM
    JUSTIN ROPER (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 10:29. OREGON 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: ORE

    Sep 6 6:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    CHRIS HARPER 12 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    UTAH ST 14
    OREGON (18) 59 6:49 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Utah State 14, Oregon(18) 59  3rd - 6:49Sep 6 5:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTAH ST 14
    OREGON (18) 52 6:49 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Utah State 14, Oregon(18) 52  3rd - 6:49Sep 6 5:56 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UTAH ST 0 14 14
    OREGON (18) 14 24 38 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, ANDRE CRENSHAW 3 YD RUN (MATT
    EVENSEN KICK), 5:52. OREGON
    7-0
    OREGON - TD, TERENCE SCOTT 20 YD PASS FROM
    JUSTIN ROPER (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 10:29. OREGON 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: OREGON - T

    Sep 6 5:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG OREGON
    MATT EVENSEN 39 YD
    UTAH ST 14
    OREGON (18) 38 0:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Utah State 14, Oregon(18) 38  2nd - 0:04Sep 6 5:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH ST
    ANTONIO MAY RECOVERED FUMBLE IN END ZONE
    ( KICK)
    UTAH ST 14
    OREGON (18) 35 4:14 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Utah State 14, Oregon(18) 35  2nd - 4:14Sep 6 5:02 PM
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    roots
    McTool Added 5 roots

    Utah State 7, Oregon(18) 35  2nd - 7:18Sep 6 4:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    TERENCE SCOTT 51 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    UTAH ST 7
    OREGON (18) 35 7:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Utah State 7, Oregon(18) 35  2nd - 7:18Sep 6 4:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    LEGARRETTE BLOUNT 1 YD RUN
    ( KICK)
    UTAH ST 7
    OREGON (18) 28 9:54 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Utah State 7, Oregon(18) 28  2nd - 9:54Sep 6 4:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH ST
    CURTIS MARSH 15 YD PASS FROM DIONDRE BOREL
    (PETER CALDWELL KICK)
    UTAH ST 7
    OREGON (18) 21 11:18 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Utah State 7, Oregon(18) 21  2nd - 11:18Sep 6 4:29 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    LEGARRETTE BLOUNT 36 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    UTAH ST 0
    OREGON (18) 21 14:26 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Utah State 0, Oregon(18) 21  2nd - 14:26Sep 6 4:18 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UTAH ST 0 0
    OREGON (18) 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: OREGON - TD, ANDRE CRENSHAW 3 YD RUN (MATT
    EVENSEN KICK), 5:52. OREGON
    7-0
    OREGON - TD, TERENCE SCOTT 20 YD PASS FROM
    JUSTIN ROPER (MATT EVENSEN
    KICK), 10:29. OREGON 14-0

    Sep 6 4:15 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    TERENCE SCOTT 20 YD PASS FROM JUSTIN ROPER
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    UTAH ST 0
    OREGON (18) 14 4:31 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Utah State 0, Oregon(18) 14  1st - 4:31Sep 6 4:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON
    ANDRE CRENSHAW 3 YD RUN
    (MATT EVENSEN KICK)
    UTAH ST 0
    OREGON (18) 7 9:08 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Utah State 0, Oregon(18) 7  1st - 9:08Sep 6 3:53 PM