The Colorado Buffaloes are pretty much just playing to save face against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday afternoon. The Ducks lead the Buffs at halftime, 35-0, and scored only once in the second quarter.
The last scoring play was a pick-six on Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen. Michael Clay intercepted him at the Buffs' 32-yard line and took it to the end zone. Kicker Alejandro Maldonado missed the extra point. But the Ducks didn't really lose a point since they had a successful two-point conversion on their first touchdown of the game.
The Ducks scored on two Bryan Bennett touchdown passes and two Kenjon Barner rushing touchdowns. Barner picked up 105 yards on nine carries.
For Colorado, Tyler Hansen left the game after taking a hit to the head. Freshman Nick Hirschman came in for him at the end of the second quarter. Tony Jones, starting in place of Rodney Stewart, does have 72 yards on 16 carries.
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