Eugene, OU – In the second quarter, Oregon’s offense seized over and didn’t let up, propelling the Ducks to a 45-30 victory over UCLA on Saturday in Eugene, Oregon.
A unexpected onside kick in the first quarter gave Oregon the lead, and to start the game, they scored on six successive possessions, including five straight touchdowns. UCLA had six of its seven possessions result in a score, but it only managed three field goals.
“We can’t trade 3’s for 7’s,” said Ucla Coach Chip Kelly.
This being the third time Chip Kelly visits Eugene as UCLA’s head coach that didn’t work out for a victory.
The Bruins’ unbeaten season and nine-game winning run came to an end when they were upset 45-30 by No. 10 Oregon. In Autzen Stadium, where the Bruins haven’t triumphed since 2004, No. 9 UCLA (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) was defeated by Oregon for the eighth time in a row.
The last time the Bruins won in Autzen was behind the legs of Maurice Jones-Drew tumbling into the end zone.
As the final unbeaten club in the Pac-12 rankings UCLA falls, the Ducks (6-1, 4-0) moved to the top of the conference.
UCLA moved the ball with 27 of 39 passes by Dorian Thompson-Robinson resulted in 262 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Jake Bobo the top receiver who had eight grabs for 101 yards and a touchdown, and running back Zach Charbonnet added 136 rushing yards on the ground and a score on just 19 carries.
“I would love that. I hope they win out, and we’re going to do the same, so we can try to see them in the Pac-12 championship.” said Thompson-Robinson.
Bo Nix, the quarterback, stood out with 278 yards and five touchdowns on 22 of 27 passes. Against UCLA’s renowned run defense, which was rated second in the Pac-12 and gave up 99 running yards per game, the Ducks gained 248 yards on the ground.
The Bruins will learn from being in this high intense game on the road. Now they will go back to Westwood to prepare for Stanford who will travel down to Pasadena for a late 7:30pm ESPN kickoff.
The Ducks will travel to Berkley to play the Cal Bears at 12:30pm next Saturday.