NCAAF Game Recap - Arizona at Oregon
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:30 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Oregon 34, Arizona 6

Nov 16, 2019, 10:30 PM EST

Final

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2

3

4

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Arizona (4-6)

0

6

0

0

6

(6) Oregon (9-1)

14

7

7

6

34

No. 6 Oregon downs Arizona 34-6 for 9th straight win
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) In securing a spot in the Pac-12 title game, Justin Herbert marveled at how far Oregon had come since his freshman year.

Herbert threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns and No. 6 Oregon won its ninth straight game and clinched the Pac-12 North with a 34-6 victory over Arizona on Saturday night.

The senior quarterback recalled 2016, when Oregon finished last in the division.

"It's really cool, it's something that - the 4-and-8 season we didn't see coming - so it's a sign of all the hard work that we've put in, and it's a great opportunity for us," Herbert said.

Graduate transfer Juwan Johnson caught five passes for 93 yards and a score for the Ducks (9-1, 7-0 Pac-12). Oregon hasn't won seven straight in conference play to start a season since 2012, and no Pac-12 team has started 7-0 in league play since Stanford in 2015.

The Ducks, ranked sixth in both the College Football Playoff rankings and the AP Top 25, haven't dropped a game since the season-opening loss to Auburn.

With the victory, Oregon wrapped up the berth in the conference championship game on Dec. 6 in Santa Clara, California. The Ducks' opponent from the league's South Division has yet to be determined.

"The best part about it is our guys still feel like we haven't played our best football," coach Mario Cristobal said.

The loss slimmed Arizona's chances of bowl eligibility. At 4-6 overall and 2-5 in conference, the Wildcats face No. 8 Utah (No. 7 CFP rankings) next Saturday before closing out the season at rival Arizona State.

J.J. Taylor had 17 carries for 74 yards and caught six passes for 55 yards for the Wildcats.

Both teams were coming off byes.

Arizona started freshman Grant Gunnell. Head coach Kevin Sumlin said this week that practice performance would determine whether Gunnell or Khalil Tate would start. Gunnell completed four of six passes for 28 yards.

Tate, who had started eight of Arizona's previous nine games, started the second quarter and played until Gunnell replaced him with just under 10 minutes left in the game.

Oregon scored on its second play from scrimmage on Herbert's 73-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Johnson III, the longest passing play for the Ducks this season. Oregon extended the lead before the end of the first quarter on Cyrus Habibi-Likio's 1-yard scoring run.

"The second play of the game you give up a home run, and a crowd like this, just revved it up even more," Sumlin said. "And playing from behind early in this game, and the inexperience of really our backup offensive line, put even more pressure on guys against a team that is No. 6 in the country."

Herbert completed a 53-yard touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson on a reverse flea flicker to put Oregon up 21-0.

The game got chippy in the opening half with Oregon cornerback Thomas Graham and Arizona wide receiver Drew Dixon appearing to exchange punches, earning offsetting unsportsmanlike penalties.

Lucas Havrisik kicked a pair of field goals from 23 and 42-yards out to narrow the gap and Oregon led 21-6 at halftime.

Spencer Webb evaded Arizona linebacker Tony Fields II to pull down Herbert's 24-yard back shoulder pass midway through the third quarter. It was Herbert's 100th career touchdown for the Ducks. He also surpassed 10,000 yards of total offense in the quarter.

A senior, Herbert decided to stay at Oregon for his final year of eligibility. He is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks available in next year's NFL Draft.

Herbert's fourth-down pass was tipped an intercepted by Scottie Young Jr., who ran it to the Arizona 48, but the Wildcats were unable to capitalize on the turnover.

On the subsequent drive, Herbert's 33-yard scoring pass to Travis Dye gave Oregon its final margin.

"This is a learning experience for some guys, a bunch of guys that really hadn't played a lot in their careers. We have to stay together as a team," Sumlin said. "We've got some things we can clean up, too many penalties, things like that, some inexperienced plays. We didn't turn the ball over, which was maybe the only positive thing, and the guys kept playing hard all the way until the end."

TAKEAWAY

Arizona: J.J. Taylor passed Mike Bell for fifth on Arizona's career rushing list. Taylor is averaging more than 70 yards a game this season. ... Tate moved into fifth place on the Arizona all-time passing yards list in the opening half.

Oregon: Oregon freshman receiver Mycah Pittman appeared to injure his wrist in the opening quarter and was carted to the locker room. ... Former Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota was on the Oregon sideline during the game. ... Travis Dye was the 19th Duck to score this season. ... Oregon had six sacks.

FACING HERBERT: "He's a real smart player, he makes good decisions with the ball," Young said. "He doesn't give the ball away, he doesn't make too many mistakes, so you've got to force him to make mistakes, try not to give any easy throws, make everything difficult for him, make him think a little bit more, making him work harder."

UP NEXT

Arizona: The Wildcats host No. 8 Utah next Saturday. The Utes defeated UCLA 49-3 earlier Saturday.

Oregon: The Ducks play Arizona's other Pac-12 team, the Sun Devils, next Saturday in Tempe. ASU fell to Oregon State, 35-34, in Corvallis.

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Passing

Ariz Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Gunnell 14 10 71.4 0 82 16 0 86.0
K. Tate 16 7 43.8 0 50 21 0 51.6
Oreg Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Herbert 28 20 71.4 4 333 73 1 135.9

Rushing

Ariz Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Wiley 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 17 74 4.4 12 0
Oreg Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
T. Dye 14 71 5.1 14 0
C. Verdell 11 49 4.5 12 0

Receiving

Ariz Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Taylor 6 55 9.2 21 0
J. Joiner 2 25 12.5 15 0
Oreg Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Johnson 5 93 18.6 53 1
J. Johnson III 4 89 22.3 73 1

Fumbles

Returning

Ariz KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Taylor 4 23.5 0 47 0 - 0 0
J. Joiner 0 - 0 0 1 4.0 0 4
Oreg KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Holland 0 - 0 0 1 2.0 0 0

Punting

Ariz Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ostendorp 8 274 34.3 49
Oreg Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Maimone 4 164 41.0 48

Takeaways

Ariz Int Yds InTD
S. Young Jr. 1 42 0

Team Stats Comparison

Ariz Oreg
Points For 6 34
Total Yards 240 471
Rushing Yards 108 138
Passing Yards 132 333
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/30 20/28
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/0
First Downs 18 21
Penalties - Yards 8/45 5/63
Time Of Possession 46:46 14:14
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/17 8/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 8/34 4/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Ariz Oreg
Oreg 0:32 TD Johnny Johnson III 73 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 0 7
Oreg 13:03 TD Cyrus Habibi-Likio 1 yd run (Camden Lewis kick) 0 14
2nd Quarter Ariz Oreg
Oreg 9:51 TD Juwan Johnson 53 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 0 21
Ariz 12:04 FG Lucas Havrisik 23 yd FG 3 21
Ariz 15:00 FG Lucas Havrisik 42 yd FG 6 21
3rd Quarter Ariz Oreg
Oreg 7:28 TD Spencer Webb 24 yd pass from Justin Herbert (Camden Lewis kick) 6 28
4th Quarter Ariz Oreg
Oreg 4:58 TD Travis Dye 33 yd pass from Justin Herbert (missed kick) 6 34

Game Information

Stadium: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon
Attendance: 54,219
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