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.
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