Oregon Vs. Colorado: Ducks Send Buffs To 45-2 Loss, 1-7 On The Season

The Colorado Buffaloes had another rough day, losing to the Oregon Ducks on Saturday.

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Oregon Vs. Colorado Final Score: Ducks Demolish Buffs, 45-2

It's become a familiar remain over the last couple of weeks: "Losing hasn't had enough of Jon Embree, even while he's had enough of losing." In the latest free fall for the Colorado Buffaloes, the Oregon Ducks defeated them on Saturday afternoon, 45-2.

Oregon dominated this game from the moment Colorado kicked the ball to start the game. Backup quarterback Bryan Bennett started in place of the injured Darron Thomas and threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter. Running back Kenjon Barner, starting in place of the injured LaMichael James, found the end zone twice in the first quarter and had 115 yards on 10 carries.

The Ducks lead, 29-0, at the end of the first quarter as a result of a successful two-point conversion on the first touchdown score. The Ducks added a pick-six of Tyler Hansen in the second quarter for a 35-0 lead at the end of the first half. Tra Carson added a rushing touchdown in the third quarter and Alejandro Maldonado kicked a field goal to complete the Ducks' scoring.

Colorado put its two points on the board when Cliff Harris had a two-yard loss into his end zone for a safety. Quarterback Tyler Hansen left the game after a concussion, giving Nick Hirschman time under center. Tony Jones had 71 yards on the ground after starting in place of Rodney Stewart.

The 1-7 Colorado Buffaloes visit the Arizona St. Sun Devils next Saturday.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Oregon blog Addicted To Quack and Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Tyler Hansen Injury: Colorado QB Suffers Concussion In 2nd Quarter

Things just keep getting worse for the Colorado Buffaloes. The latest injury to hurt the Buffs was a concussion to quarterback Tyler Hansen late in the second quarter. At halftime, coach Jon Embree told KOA that the hit on Hansen should have been a penalty (via Dave Krieger).

Nicholas Hirschman entered the game for Hansen at the end of the half and will continue under center for the second half. Hansen is not returning for the second half, and, as Adam Munsterteiger points out, Hansen is the 21st Buffaloes player to be lost due to injury or suspension.

Colorado received the ball to start the second half and will look to chip away at the Ducks' 35-0 lead.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Oregon blog Addicted To Quack and Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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Oregon Vs. Colorado Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And Notes

The last time the Colorado Buffaloes faced the Oregon Ducks was two coaching eras ago in 2002 when Gary Barnett was still the head coach. That game, of course, was the 2002 Fiesta Bowl that the Joey Harrington-led Ducks won, 38-17. The Fiesta Bowl marked the third straight bowl game the Buffs had played the Ducks in, and it was the only one they lost. The Buffs won the 1996 Cotton Bowl and the 1998 Aloha Classic.

Historically, this has been an almost even contest with Colorado holding a slight edge in 15 games, 8-7. But the Ducks appear ready to even this series at 8-8 with the Buffs continuing a free fall this season. The Buffs already have a weak defense that was hurt by injuries and suspensions and the offense has been inconsistent. Running back Rodney Stewart and wide receiver Paul Richardson are out, making the offense rely that much more on Tyler Hansen to look better than he has so far.

Game date, time: 1:30 p.m. MT, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

Location: Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

TV channel: Root Sports Rocky Mountain/Root Sports Northwest

Spread: Oregon is favored by 31-1/2 points

Series history: Buffaloes lead the all-time series, 8-7

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Oregon blog Addicted To Quack and Colorado blog The Ralphie Report. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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