Oregon Postgame Notebook - Game 12 vs. Oregon State
Oregon became the first winner of the Pac-12
North and will host UCLA in the inaugural Pac-12 Championship game on Friday,
Dec. 2. The winner of the game will represent the conference in the Rose Bowl
Game, Jan. 2, 2012, in Pasadena, Calif.
The Ducks reached the 10-win mark for the fourth
straight season and seventh time overall. This year's senior class has
experienced 42 victories since the start of 2008, which is the most in school
JR RB LaMichael James became Oregon's all-time scoring leader when he scored on a 1-yard
run in the opening quarter. James broke former kicker Jared Siegel's (2001-04)
mark of 323.
JR QB Darron Thomas passed for a season-high 305 yards, completing 27 out of 40 attempts
with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He extended his streak of
consecutive games with a TD pass to 24.
moved up to seventh on UO's career passing list with 5,423, passing Dennis
Dixon (5,129 from 2004-07) and Akili Smith (5,148 from 1997-98).
Thomas also shot up the career total offense
chart, passing Dan Fouts (5,871 from 1970-72 )for seventh with 6,075 yards.
SR TE David Paulson had career highs of eight receptions and 105 yards, becoming the
first Duck this season with 100 or more receiving yards.
FR RB De'Anthony Thomas had 197 all-purpose yards, giving him 1,908 for the season. That
mark ranks fifth in a single-season at UO. Thomas also had a career-high 10
receptions, leading all players in the game. Thomas extended his own UO
freshman touchdown record with his 16th.
JR LB Michael Clay matched his career-high in tackles for a second straight game and
fourth time overall with 12.
SR DE Terrell Turner matched his career-best with a pair of sacks and JR DE Dion Jordan set a new career-high with
two of his own.
The Ducks ran 102 offensive plays, tying the
school record set vs. Washington State in 2004.
The victory was Oregon's fourth straight in the Civil
War. The last time UO beat the Beavers four times in a row was 1994 to 1997.
The meeting was the 115th between the Ducks and Beavers, the longest
college football rivalry west of the Rocky Mountains.
The crowd of 59,802 (seating capacity 54,000) marked
the 81st consecutive sellout at Autzen Stadium, dating to 1999. The
last non-sellout was Sept. 18, 1999 vs. Nevada.