Nov. 26, 2011
Ninth-ranked Oregon rolled to a 49-21 victory the last time it played the Civil War at Autzen Stadium where the Ducks will take on Oregon State at 4 p.m. Friday.
Two years ago, the Beavers stayed close for a while the score was 7-7 until midway through the second quarter.
But OSU rushed for only 16 yards (Terron Ward had six carries for 31 yards, and Sean Mannion was sacked six times).
Mannion completed 27 of 44 passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions.
One of his TDs was a 23-yarder to Brandin Cooks.
Beavers flanker James Rodgers missed the game with an injury.
Oregon had all of its stars come out in the 115th meeting of the rival schools.
Darron Thomas hit 27 of 40 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns, with no interceptions.
LaMichael James ran 24 times for 142 yards and a touchdown before re-injuring his right elbow in the third quarter.
Kenjon Barner had 64 rushing yards on 16 carries, with a TD on the ground and another in the air.
Freshman De'Anthony Thomas caught 10 passes for 86 yards and a score, and added 71 yards on four running plays.
Tight end David Paulson caught a 16-yard touchdown pass, and freshman tight end Colt Lyerla grabbed a 39-yard pass for a TD.
Oregon was coming off a 38-35 loss to USC that derailed the Ducks' national championship hopes.
The win put the Ducks at 10-2 overall and gave them the Pac-12 North title with an 8-1 conference record.
Oregon went on to beat UCLA 45-38 in the first Pac-12 title game and then defeated Wisconsin 45-38 in the Rose Bowl.
Oregon State finished 3-9 overall and 3-6 in the Pac-12.
(Scenes from the 2011 game, by Christopher Onstott/Portland Tribune)