Ducks vs. Bulldogs: A Tale of Two Halves
September 8, 2012, 8:56 pm
It was a tale of two halves at Autzen Stadium on Saturday as the Ducks took on new coach Tim DeRuyter and the Bulldogs from Fresno State.
The Oregon offense had no problem picking apart the Fresno State defense in the first half, piling up 35 points and nearly 300 yards of total offense.
But from the moment they received the kick in the second half, the Ducks just looked like a totally different team, and not in a good way.
The Bulldogs actually held the Ducks to zero - yes zero - third quarter points while putting up 10 points of their own.
Fortunately for the Ducks they have a few guys who can run. Kenjon Barner, running in just his second game as the featured back, finished the night with 201 yards rushing and three TDs.
His counterpart, De'Anthony Thomas, ran for another 102 yards and two scores to give the Ducks all the offense they needed.
This should spark some worry in the minds of Coach Nick Aliotti and his defense. Many experts expected it to be the strength of the team, yet it has given up 59 points to two weak nonconfernce opponents.