NCAAF Game Recap - Oregon at Washington
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Tenn
13
Ala
35
F
LSU
36
MisSt
13
F
Clem
45
Lou
10
F
OHSt
52
NW
3
F
WVU
14
Okla
52
F
Wisc
23
Ill
24
F
Mich
21
PSU
28
F
Fla
38
SCar
27
F
KY
0
UGA
21
F
Aub
51
Ark
10
F
Oreg
35
Wash
31
F
AzSt
3
Utah
21
F
Boise
25
BYU
28
F
Kans
48
Tex
50
F
Bayl
45
OkSt
27
F
Temp
21
SMU
45
F
Minn
42
Rut
7
F
Tuls
13
Cin
24
F
Mizzu
14
Vand
21
F
Purd
20
Iowa
26
F
ULMon
7
App
52
F
SoAl
13
Troy
37
F
ULLaf
37
ArkSt
20
F
UCLA
34
Stan
16
F
Marsh
36
FlAtl
31
F
Pitt
27
Syr
20
F
UNLV
27
Fres
56
F
Kent
38
Ohio
45
F
Hou
24
UConn
17
F
IASt
34
TxTch
24
F
GATec
28
MiaFL
21
F OT
NCSt
24
BC
45
F
C Mi
38
BGSU
20
F
Toled
14
Ball
52
F
NIU
24
MiaOH
27
F
OreSt
21
Cal
17
F
TCU
17
K St
24
F
CoCar
27
GaSo
30
F(2OT)
NM
10
Wyo
23
F
Buff
21
Akr
0
F
SoFL
3
Navy
35
F
SMiss
30
LaTec
45
F
UNC
41
VaTec
43
F(5OT)
Duke
14
UVA
48
F
Ind
34
MD
28
F
Char
14
W Ky
30
F
OD
14
UAB
38
F
MidTN
30
NorTx
33
F
Rice
27
UTSA
31
F
Maine
44
Lib
59
F
WestMI
27
E Mi
34
F
Tul
17
Mem
47
F
ECU
28
UCF
41
F
Colo
10
WaSt
41
F
SDSU
27
SJSU
17
F
Army
21
GASt
28
F
UTEP
17
FLInt
32
F
TxAM
24
Miss
17
F
FlaSt
20
Wake
22
F
Ariz
14
USC
41
F
Nev
10
UtSt
36
F
AF
56
Hawaii
26
F

Oct 19, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(12) Oregon (6-1)

7

7

14

7

35

(25) Washington (5-3)

7

14

10

0

31

Herbert rallies No. 12 Oregon past No. 25 Washington 35-31
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:45 PM

SEATTLE (AP) For all he's accomplished in his Oregon career, Justin Herbert had never faced the challenge of rallying from this much of a deficit, on the road and against the Ducks' most hated rival.

Doing so would all but lock up the Pac-12 North, keep Oregon on the very fringes of the College Football Playoff conversation and put a nail in Washington's hopes of repeating as conference champs.

"I don't even think we did that in high school. It was a lot of fun today and glad we got the win," Herbert said.

Herbert capped Oregon's rally from a 14-point second-half deficit with a 5-yard TD pass to Jaylon Redd with 5:10 left, and No. 12 Oregon rallied to beat No. 25 Washington 35-31 on Saturday.

What was expected to be a defensive showdown turned into an offensive shootout with both Herbert and Washington quarterback Jacob Eason taking the spotlight.

Eason was great.

Herbert was better.

Down 28-14 after Puca Nacua caught a 33-yard TD pass from Eason on the opening drive of the second half, Oregon's touted defense finally showed up and gave Herbert a chance to rally the Ducks. The Ducks pulled within 31-28 on the final play of the third quarter when a well-designed screen pass on fourth-down found Mycah Pittman, and the freshman raced untouched 36 yards for the score.

The Ducks' defense forced consecutive three-and-outs, and Oregon marched its way to the go-ahead score. Between Travis Dye and Cyrus Habibi-Likio, the Ducks went 70 yards in 3 1/2 minutes, and Herbert found Redd in the flat for the final 5 yards and the lead. It was the last of Herbert's four TD tosses.

"We talk about the harder it gets the better we play and that showed up in the second half," Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said.

Herbert finished 24 of 38 for 280 yards. He threw TDs of 12 yards to Spencer Webb and 16 yards to Redd in the first half.

The victory gave Oregon (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12) complete control in the North Division. Four of the five other teams already have three conference losses, with Oregon State at 2-2 the closest to the Ducks.

Washington (5-3, 2-3) reached the Oregon 38 with 2 1/2 minutes left, but Eason was sacked on second and 6 by Popo Aumavae and lost 12 yards. It was the first sack of the game by either team.

The Huskies faced third and 23 after a false start but got 20 yards back on a pass to Marcus Spiker. On fourth and 3, Eason's pass for Nacua was high and the Ducks celebrated a second straight win over their rivals. Washington argued there should have been pass interference on the throw to Nacua.

"What did it look like to you guys? You guys got a better vantage than me. I think we know," Washington coach Chris Petersen said.

Whether it was interference on not, Washington helped give away the game with its stagnant fourth-quarter on offense. After exposing Oregon's defense in ways it hadn't during its five-game win streak since dropping its season opener to Auburn, the Huskies had just 52 yards of offense and two first downs in the fourth quarter.

"It's pretty frustrating given the fact we were playing pretty well on offense," Washington center Nick Harris said.

Eason was 23 of 30 for 289 yards and three touchdowns. He was nearly perfect for a stretch of the second and third quarters when he threw TD passes 48 yards to Jordan Chin, 5 yards to Andre Baccellia and his strike to Nacua through a tiny passing window.

But the Ducks made the plays it needed to in the fourth quarter to get Washington off the field and the ball back in Herbert's hands.

"Our defense ended up playing well at the end. I don't think our defense played poorly," Cristobal said.

GROUND GAME

Habibi-Likio had 81 yards rushing and a 14-yard touchdown . Oregon finished with 154 yards rushing, with 108 coming in the second half.

Salvon Ahmed rushed for 140 yards and a score for Washington. The Huskies tried direct snaps to running backs on three third-and-short situations, and all came up short.

INJURIES

Washington was without second-leading rusher Sean McGrew for "health reasons," according to the school. McGrew rushed for 106 yards in the win over Arizona and had 110 yards earlier this season against BYU. Washington was already without Richard Newton (foot).

Washington also played the majority of the game without leading receiver Aaron Fuller, who was in briefly in the first quarter and never returned. Petersen said Fuller was banged up. Washington WR Chico McClatcher, who has suffered several leg injuries in his career, limped off the field after being tackled awkwardly on a screen pass in the third quarter.

Oregon cornerback Deommodore Lenoir was injured midway through the second quarter and went immediately to the locker room.

THE TAKEAWAY

Oregon: The Ducks' defense that allowed four touchdowns all season gave up three in the first half to Washington. Oregon had allowed one touchdown in its previous 63 opponent drives entering the game, but Washington scored TDs on consecutive first-half possessions. The Huskies' 414 total yards were the most allowed this season.

Washington: The Huskies averaged 6.5 yards per play but were just 3 of 13 on third downs.

UP NEXT

Oregon: The Ducks return home to host Washington State next Saturday.

Washington: After its first open week of the season, the Huskies will host Utah on Nov. 2.

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Passing

Oreg Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Herbert 38 24 63.2 4 280 36 0 120.5
Wash Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Eason 30 23 76.7 3 289 48 0 139.4

Rushing

Oreg Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Habibi-Likio 14 81 5.8 15 1
T. Dye 8 51 6.4 21 0
Wash Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Ahmed 24 140 5.8 20 1
K. Pleasant 6 8 1.3 7 0

Receiving

Oreg Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Johnson III 5 90 18.0 29 0
M. Pittman 2 48 24.0 36 1
Wash Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Bryant 3 65 21.7 27 0
C. Otton 3 53 17.7 22 0

Fumbles

Returning

Oreg KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Dye 2 20.5 0 21 0 - 0 0
Wash KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. McClatcher 1 23.0 0 23 1 0.0 0 0
S. Ahmed 1 19.0 0 19 0 - 0 0

Punting

Oreg Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Maimone 5 205 41.0 52
Wash Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Whitford 4 176 44.0 48
R. Porter 1 36 36.0 36

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Oreg Wash
Points For 35 31
Total Yards 434 414
Rushing Yards 154 125
Passing Yards 280 289
Passing Completions / Attempts 24/39 23/30
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/0
First Downs 26 20
Penalties - Yards 3/30 7/62
Time Of Possession 1:01 59:59
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/13 3/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 5/41 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Oreg Wash
Oreg 5:16 TD Spencer Webb 12 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 7 0
Wash 14:40 TD Salvon Ahmed 9 yd run (Peyton Henry kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Oreg Wash
Wash 2:12 TD Jordan Chin 48 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 7 14
Oreg 12:01 TD Jaylon Redd 16 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 14 14
Wash 14:02 TD Andre Baccellia 5 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 14 21
3rd Quarter Oreg Wash
Wash 1:44 TD Puka Nacua 33 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Peyton Henry kick) 14 28
Oreg 6:24 TD Cyrus Habibi-Likio 14 yd run (Camden Lewis kick) 21 28
Wash 11:21 FG Peyton Henry 30 yd FG 21 31
Oreg 15:00 TD Mycah Pittman 36 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 28 31
4th Quarter Oreg Wash
Oreg 9:50 TD Jaylon Redd 5 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 35 31

Game Information

Stadium: Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Attendance: 70,867
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