The Duck had more pushups than Coach Prime did in taking his sunglasses off at Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Saturday, as Oregon’s No. 10 football team throttled the visiting No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes 42-6 before a national TV audience. It was the Pac-12 opener for both schools in the final season of the “Conference of Champions.” Make no doubt, Oregon controlled this game from the get-go before a sold-out crowd and 30 recruits on the sidelines considering playing for the Ducks in the future. Four-minutes and 45-seconds into the contest, Oregon was on the scoreboard with a three-yard run by Noah Whittington. Ten plays, 72-yards. Thirteen nothing after one, 35-0 at the half and 42-zip entering the fourth. The Ducks had 522-yards of offense to 199 for Colorado. Rushing was dominant for Oregon, 240 to Boulder’s group with 40. Up next for Oregon (1-0, 4-0) is a trip to the Farm to play Stanford, Saturday, Sept. 30, 3:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks.
Not a good trip to the Palouse Saturday for the Oregon State Football team. The No. 14 Beavers fell 38-35 to No. 21 Washington State at Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA in the Pac-12 opener for both unbeaten teams. Wazzo was up 35-14 at the end of the 3rd, but OSU battle back with 21-points in the fourth to make it a three-point contest before time ran out. Cougar QB Cameron Ward threw for 422-yards, while the Beavers DJ Uiagalelei had 198 through the air, and added 61 on the ground. Oregon State (0-1, 3-1) will next host Utah, Friday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Reser Stadum, Corvallis, televised on FS1.
Oregon’s volleyball team opened Pac-12 play with a couple of wins. The Ducks downed Oregon State Friday, Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, 3-0 and then flew to Los Angelese and dispatch UCLA 3-0 Sunday. Oregon (2-0, 12-1) hosts Washington Friday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Pac-12 Networks. Oregon State’s volleyball team lost at USC Sunday. The Beavers (0-2, 5-7) host Washington State on Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
Oregon’s women fell 3-0 in a Pac-12 soccer match to Arizona, Friday, at Tucson, AZ. The Ducks (0-1, 0-7-2) host Colorado on Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Pac-12 Insider. Oregon State’s women lost 2-0 at Arizona State, Tempe, AZ Friday. The Beavers (0-1-0, 3-3-3) host Utah Thursday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., Corvallis. OSU’s men beat visiting Loyola Marymount 2-0 Sunday at Corvallis. Oregon State (1-0-1, 4-3-1) plays at Washington, Seattle, Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., Washington Live Stream-2.
BYU won the Bill Dellinger Invite women’s 6K cross country invitational at Springfield Friday with 42-points. Oregon’s women were second with 78 and Oregon State fourth with 148. Fourteen teams competed. The Beavers Kaylee Mitchell took first place in 19:37.2, while Maddy Elmore led Oregon in seventh (20:12.7). Davis Bove, Cal Poly, won the men’s 8K race in 23:40.1, while Oregon’s Quincy Norman was second (23:43.8). Cal Poly won the men’s race with 41-points, Oregon was second with 58. OSU’s women will next run Saturday, Sept. 30, Charles Bowles Invitational at Salem. Oregon will next run on Oct. 14, XC-12 Pre Nationals, Charlottesville, VA.