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No. 4 Oregon Overcomes Slow Start To Pull Away from Stony Brook, 48-7

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Following one of the biggest wins in program history in Columbus the previous weekend, Oregon returned home to host Stony Brook at Autzen Stadium. A game where the Ducks were hoping to get out to a big lead early and cruise to an easy victory while the starters got some rest ahead of Pac-12 play on the horizon.

Verone McKinley picked up where he left off against Ohio State, intercepting Stony Brook quarterback Tyquell Fields on the Seawolves opening possession of the game. Oregon would grab an early 10-0 lead, but the defense allowed the Seawolves to march down the field on an 11-play, 75-yard drive to make it 10-7 as the first quarter came to a close.

Oregon scored on three of their four first half possessions, but would take an underwhelming 17-7 lead into halftime. Ducks quarterback Anthony Brown Jr. looked to have suffered a neck injury and would not return to the game in the second half.

The Ducks defense came out with more focus to begin the third quarter, forcing Stony Brook to punt twice and throw an interception on their first three possessions. The interception by Bennett Williams was the Oregon’s third interception of the game.

Ducks freshman quarterback Ty Thompson threw his first career touchdown pass to Terrance Fergusson midway through the quarter, and Oregon would build a 31-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Oregon kicker Camden Lewis made his second field goal of the game to bring the score to 34-7. Ty Thompson would add to the lead with another touchdown pass. This time hitting freshman Dont’e Thornton at the Seawolves 40 yard line, and Thornton took it the rest of the way for a 54-yard touchdown. 41-7 Ducks.

Oregon’s final possession of the game would end with a 3-yard touchdown run by Trey Benson, as Oregon finished the game scoring 38 unanswered points.

FINAL: Oregon 48, Stony Brook 7

UP NEXT: No. 4 Oregon will begin Pac-12 play next Saturday September 25, when they host Arizona

 

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