Any hopes that the Oregon Ducks had of potentially reaching the national championship game, and even the Pac-12 championship game for that matter, were steamrolled on the road Saturday by the Arizona Wildcats. Behind a stellar performance on the ground, Arizona torched Oregon, 42-16.
Arizona led the entire game and never really took their foot off the gas pedal, and that was all thanks to the rushing efforts of running back Ka’Deem Carey. Carey carried the ball an astonishing 48 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns in the rout of the Ducks.
To further add to the woes of Oregon not being able to stop the run, QB BJ Denker also hit the century mark, rushing 14 times for 102 yards. He added in 178 yards through the air on 19-of-22 passing in helping lead his team through this obliteration of the once highly thought of Ducks.
After not throwing an interception all year, Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was picked off twice today in the loss and the Ducks’ offense was nowhere near their usual selves.
This was a huge win for head coach Rich Rodriguez and the entire Arizona program as they continue to build toward relevancy in the Pac-12.