Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Louisiana State's huge and quick defense slowed down Oregon's offense, and the Tigers turned a few turnovers into touchdowns and took benefit of lots of other Oregon miscues Saturday night time.

The Cowboys Traditional obtained out of hand in the 3rd quarter, and the Ducks fell forty-27 in their season-opening recreation.

The Ducks, like quarterback Darron Thomas and jogging back LaMichael James, couldn't strike for any big plays, which had been their staple throughout the glorious 2010 year – the Ducks' longest play from scrimmage was 18 yards.

Oregon managed only 95 yards rushing on 28 attempts, and 335 complete offense James had only 54 yards rushing on eighteen carries. Thomas went 31 of 54 for 240 yards and threw an interception.

And, the UO defense, though recreation, had the misfortune of becoming place into some negative conditions by a Kenjon Barner punt-return fumble and two De'Anthony Thomas fumbles.

The Tigers, lacking QB Jordan Jefferson amongst its suspended gamers and taking part in backup Jarrett Lee, ran a conservative offense for the most component, but marched seventy five yards for one particular score and converted the gifts presented to them in UO fumbles. LSU put up 273 yards offense, 175 on the ground led by Spencer Ware's 99.

The Ducks also had several costly penalties: 12 for 95 yards in all.

The Ducks will return property to perform Nevada, twelve:thirty p.m. Saturday, Sept. ten.

Oregon went 79 yards on 19 plays to score a 1st-half touchdown on James' 3-yard run. But LSU place jointly its seventy five-lawn drive in the first half's closing minutes to score on Rueben Randle's 10-yard reception and go ahead 16-13 at halftime.

The 2nd 50 % got a whole lot worse for the Ducks.

LSU punter Brad Wing pushed again Barner with a 58-yard boot, leaving Oregon at its very own six-yard-line on the punter's 2nd significant punt of the day. De'Anthony Thomas, the ballyhooed recruit from Los Angeles, caught some passes and carried some balls in his debut, but he coughed up the ball on a rush, producing a fumble that was compelled by Sam Montgomery and recovered by LSU's Eric Reid at the UO 21.

The Tigers took benefit, as Michael Ford scored on a five-yard TD run to make the score 23-13.

De'Anthony Thomas showed some nifty moves on the ensuing kickoff return, but LSU pressured him to make an additional fumble and recovered at the UO 38.

Moments afterwards, Lee hit Deangelo Peterson for 29 yards to the UO 8. Oregon compelled 3rd-and-5, but rookie corner Terrance Mitchell acquired called for pass interference for a second time on the six-4 Randle, placing the ball at the UO 2.

Then Spencer Ware scored from a yard out, and LSU led thirty-13.

The Oregon offense went nowhere on its following possession, and LSU worked by itself into scoring placement. The Tigers manufactured it a twenty-stage lead with Drew Alleman's 30-lawn area aim.

The Ducks didn't give up. Quarterback Thomas led them downfield and threw an eight-yard TD pass to Josh Huff with 9:14 left, cutting the lead to 33-twenty.

The Ducks went on fourth-and-6 from their 40, but couldn't link on a pass to the sideline with 5:48 remaining, just about ending any desire of a miracle comeback by the consensus Pac-twelve favorite.

Sophomore Michael Ford tacked on one more TD for the Tigers, racing sixteen yards to the outside on a run with two:52 left. The PAT boosted LSU's edge to 40-20.

Oregon drove to the red zone with a moment to go, and then De'Anthony Thomas scored on a four-lawn operate off tackle to make the final count 40-27.

The matchup was billed as an epic period-opening showdown among two top rated-five teams. But even though LSU's defense shined, the Ducks didn't create a lot of highlights, beginning in the 1st fifty percent.

Oregon very first fifty percent was significantly less than stellar, as Barner fumbled on unique teams, Darron Thomas threw an interception, many penalties damage the offense and LSU's huge and rapidly defense normally wreaked havoc. The Ducks had 167 yards to LSU's 100 in the initial 50 percent, but UO had only 46 yards rushing on 17 attempts (James managed 14 carries for 36 yards).

A few UO penalties arrived on the opening kickoff and 1st generate. A punt gave LSU the ball at the UO 39 and, even though Oregon's defense held, Alleman opened the scoring with a 45-garden subject aim.


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