NCAAF Game Recap - Oregon at Arizona
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

Clem
59
FlaSt
10
F
ND
44
Navy
22
F
Tex
35
OkSt
38
F
Fla
17
UGA
36
F
K St
14
Okla
51
F
KY
15
Mizzu
14
F
Bayl
14
WVU
58
F
WaSt
41
Stan
38
F
Wash
10
Cal
12
F
TxAM
13
MisSt
28
F
Iowa
24
PSU
30
F
Oreg
15
Ariz
44
F
Wisc
17
NW
31
F
SoFL
36
Hou
57
F
NCSt
41
Syr
51
F
Utah
41
UCLA
10
F
App
14
GaSo
34
F
Troy
38
SoAl
17
F
Toled
51
WestMI
24
F
Ball
14
Ohio
52
F
GATec
49
VaTec
28
F
LaTec
21
FlAtl
13
F
MiaFL
14
BC
27
F
Ind
31
Minn
38
F
Wyo
34
ColSt
21
F
B-C
9
Neb
45
F
TxTch
31
IASt
40
F
Vand
45
Ark
31
F
Purd
13
MSU
23
F
Wake
56
Lou
35
F
Army
37
E Mi
22
F
UMass
22
UConn
17
F
C Mi
10
Akr
17
F
UNC
21
UVA
31
F
CoCar
37
GASt
34
F
SMiss
17
Char
20
F
OreSt
41
Colo
34
F OT
TCU
26
Kans
27
F
AzSt
38
USC
35
F
NIU
7
BYU
6
F
Cin
26
SMU
20
F OT
Duke
45
Pitt
54
F
MidTN
51
OD
17
F
Ill
33
MD
63
F
NM
19
UtSt
61
F
Rice
17
NorTx
41
F
UNLV
37
SJSU
50
F
Boise
48
AF
38
F
ArkSt
43
ULLaf
47
F
Tul
24
Tuls
17
F
NMSt
20
TxSt
27
F
UAB
19
UTEP
0
F
FLInt
38
W Ky
17
F
Tenn
24
SCar
27
F
SDSU
24
Nev
28
F
Hawaii
20
Fres
50
F

Arizona 44, Oregon 15

Oct 27, 2018, 10:30 PM EDT

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(19) Oregon (5-3)

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8

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7

15

Arizona (4-5)

10

13

14

7

44

Tate returns, Arizona rolls over No. 19 Oregon 44-15
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:25 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) J.J. Taylor burst through holes and leaped over defenders. Khalil Tate was sharp in his return. The defense created turnovers, so did special teams.

Stuck in a recent rut, Arizona picked a great time to play its best game of the season.

Taylor ran for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Tate threw for three scores and the Wildcats dominated No. 19 Oregon 44-15 on Saturday night.

"We talked about playing four quarters," Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin said. "Not playing a perfect game, but playing four quarters and we did that."

Arizona (4-5, 3-3 Pac-12) jumped on the Ducks early and never let them up, turning one Oregon miscue after another into scores.

Tate threw for 189 yards on 19-of-33 passing with an interception after missing last week's game against UCLA with a left ankle injury. Shawn Poindexter caught two touchdown passes and Josh Pollack kicked three field goals for Arizona, which had lost three of four.

"That was my first time missing a game in my whole football career, so that was something different for me to adjust to," Tate said. "I knew I had to bounce back and lead my team to a W."

Oregon (5-3, 2-3) got off to a slow start for the second straight week, committed three turnovers and two costly mistakes on special teams. The Ducks were forced to pass after falling behind early and had 270 total yards - 190 below their average - against one of the Pac-12's worst defenses.

"This was a gut check," coach Mario Cristobal said. "We've got to make sure we're working the right way, doing the right things and enhancing those things, and getting ready to take the brunt of what comes with a loss like this."

Oregon fell behind 27-0 by halftime last week, preventing any chance of a comeback in a 34-20 loss to No. 14 Washington State.

The Ducks got stuck in the starting gate again in the desert.

Arizona picked apart Oregon's defense on its opening drive and the Ducks somehow left Poindexter uncovered on a 22-yard TD reception.

Oregon's offense sputtered early and the Ducks kept turning it over to give the Wildcats short fields.

Travis Dye lost a fumble, star quarterback Justin Herbert tossed an interception on an ill-advised throw and Arizona's Chacho Ulloa broke through to block Tom Snee's punt at the Oregon 6-yard line. Pollack kicked field goals after each play, putting Arizona up 16-0.

The Ducks finally got some momentum going with Herbert's 29-yard TD pass to Dillon Mitchell, but Arizona followed with an 18-play scoring drive capped by Taylor's 1-yard run to lead 23-8 at halftime.

"I thought we had some momentum there, but they came right back and scored," Cristobal said.

Tate opened the second half with an 8-yard TD pass to Poindexter, then found Shun Brown for a 27-yard score after a punt hit an Oregon player and Arizona recovered.

Taylor capped the rout by leaping over a defender into the end zone on a 19-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

THE TAKEAWAY

Oregon will likely drop out of the AP Top 25 after a second straight ugly loss.

Arizona overwhelmed the Ducks in all three phases to move a step closer to bowl eligibility in Sumlin's first season.

HERBERT'S NIGHT

Widely considered a top NFL draft prospect, Herbert did not have an eye-popping performance. He threw for 186 yards on 24-of-48 passing with two touchdowns and an interception.

Cristobal put the blame on the entire offense, not just his junior quarterback.

The Ducks faced third-and-long numerous times in the first half, which allowed Arizona to rush Herbert without worrying about the run. Oregon also was limited to 84 yards rushing on 23 carries.

"As an entire offense, we've got to do a better job of getting him into a rhythm," Cristobal said. "We've got to get on a better schedule where we're not facing a lot of third-and-9s, third-and-10s."

UP NEXT

Oregon hosts UCLA next Saturday.

Arizona hosts Colorado next Friday.

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Passing

Oreg Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Herbert 48 24 50.0 2 186 29 1 65.1
Ariz Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Tate 33 19 57.6 3 189 27 1 91.6

Rushing

Oreg Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Herbert 6 31 5.2 20 0
T. Dye 5 23 4.6 11 0
Ariz Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Leon 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 30 212 7.1 64 2

Receiving

Oreg Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Mitchell 6 69 11.5 29 1
J. Breeland 4 34 8.5 15 0
Ariz Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Brown 10 96 9.6 27 1
S. Poindexter 2 30 15.0 22 2

Fumbles

Oreg F FL
T. Dye 1 1

Returning

Oreg KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Sudduth 0 - 0 0 1 -1.0 0 0
T. Brooks-James 1 9.0 0 9 0 - 0 0
Ariz KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Taylor 2 18.0 0 21 0 - 0 0
C. Ulloa 0 - 0 0 1 9.0 0 0

Punting

Oreg Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Maimone 6 288 48.0 56
T. Snee 2 88 44.0 51
Ariz Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Klumph 5 210 42.0 53

Takeaways

Oreg Int Yds InTD
T. Graham Jr. 1 0 0
Ariz Int Yds InTD
S. Young Jr. 1 1 0

Team Stats Comparison

Oreg Ariz
Points For 15 44
Total Yards 270 465
Rushing Yards 84 276
Passing Yards 186 189
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/48 19/33
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 4/2 0/0
First Downs 18 27
Penalties - Yards 6/53 11/106
Time Of Possession 51:51 9:09
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/16 8/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/3 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 9/42 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Oreg Ariz
Ariz 3:52 TD Shawn Poindexter 22 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Josh Pollack kick) 0 7
Ariz 10:08 FG Josh Pollack 34 yd FG 0 10
2nd Quarter Oreg Ariz
Ariz 2:17 FG Josh Pollack 32 yd FG 0 13
Ariz 3:30 FG Josh Pollack 23 yd FG 0 16
Oreg 5:43 TD Dillon Mitchell 29 yd pass from Justin Herbert (JUSTIN HERBERT 2pt run) 8 16
Ariz 13:21 TD J.J. Taylor 1 yd run (Josh Pollack kick) 8 23
3rd Quarter Oreg Ariz
Ariz 4:30 TD Shawn Poindexter 8 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Josh Pollack kick) 8 30
Ariz 12:11 TD Shun Brown 27 yd pass from Khalil Tate (Josh Pollack kick) 8 37
4th Quarter Oreg Ariz
Oreg 5:43 TD Brenden Schooler 7 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Adam Stack kick) 15 37
Ariz 11:28 TD J.J. Taylor 19 yd run (Josh Pollack kick) 15 44

Game Information

Stadium: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 42,845
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