Common Opponents - UCLA
Saturday, November 28, 12:00 p.m. PST
In the eight days leading up to the Civil War, Duck Feed is serving up a comparison of how the Ducks and Beavers have fared against their eight common opponents this season. We've discussed WSU, Washington and Arizona State - next up the standings is UCLA.
Oregon saw the Bruins first, winning 24-10 at the Rose Bowl in Nate Costa’s first career start at quarterback. OSU hosted UCLA on Halloween, winning 26-19.
How it Went Down
After being shutout and trailing 3-0 at the half, the Ducks took control of the game with three third-quarter touchdowns and a stifling defensive effort to put the game away.
The Beavers led 19-3 in the fourth quarter and withstood a furious rally by the Bruins that saw UCLA tie the game at 19-all with 2:06 to play. A James Rodgers touchdown run with 44 seconds left ended up being the game-winning score.
Kenjon Barner returned the opening second-half kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving UO its first lead and one they would not relinquish.
Keaton Kristick’s tackle of UCLA’s Taylor Embree at the Oregon State 15-yard line as time expired may not have been as big as Rodger’s go-ahead TD, but it ended what had become a very dicey final 15 minutes at Reser.
Barner finished with 156 all-purpose yards, including 50 rushing yards on four carries (12.5 ypc).
For OSU, Jacquizz Rodgers ran for 112 yards, caught seven passes for 92 more and threw a 14-yard TD pass in the win.
Both schools held the Bruins to less than 70 yards rushing.
The Ducks held UCLA to 211 yards of total offense, while the Bruins had 374 in Corvallis. OSU had 463 yards as a team compared to 303 for the Ducks.
Both wins against UCLA by the Oregon schools proved to be pivotal victories in the Pac-10 race. The Ducks rallied to win despite playing without Jeremiah Masoli, and the Beavers made late plays when they absolutely had to, avoiding a big home upset.