Monday November 3rd, 2014

Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes

Oregon travels to Utah on Saturday in a pivotal Pac-12 matchup. The Ducks are coming off a big 45-16 win over Stanford, while the Utes fell to Arizona State 19-16 for their first loss in more than a month.

Oregon leads the Pac-12 North at 5-1, while Utah is tied for fourth in the Pac-12 South at 3-2. The Ducks have won their last two games against Utah, including a 44-21 victory last season.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to Watch

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET

Live Stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV Coverage: ESPN

Radio: For Oregon affiliates, click here. For Utah affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Oregon

11/1: Oregon 45, Stanford 16

The 45 points scored by the Ducks were the most given up this season by Stanford's defense, which was allowing 12.5 points per game before Saturday. As a team, Oregon ran the ball 46 times for 267 yards. The win snapped a two-game losing streak to Stanford.

10/25: Oregon 59, California 41

Marcus Mariota threw for 326 yards, five touchdowns and one interception in the win. The Ducks had a 24-point second quarter that included a touchdown on a 58-yard punt return by Charles NelsonRoyce Freeman rushed for two touchdowns, while Dwayne Stanford and Pharaoh Brown each caught two touchdowns. 

10/18: Oregon 45, Washington 20

Oregon extended its winning streak against the Huskies to 11 games. The Ducks gained 554 yards on offense, while their defense limited Washington to 317 yards and forced two turnovers. Marcus Mariota completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 336 yards and two touchdowns. Royce Freeman led the way on the ground with 169 yards and four touchdowns. 

10/11: Oregon 42, UCLA 30

Marcus Mariota led the Ducks and continued to assert himself as a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Mariota threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 75 yards and another two scores. Running back Royce Freeman eclipsed the century mark for Oregon, with 121 rushing yards and another two touchdowns. Oregon was outgained by UCLA, but two Bruins turnovers played a big part in the final point differential. 

10/2: Arizona 31, Oregon 24

Oregon was one of many top-ranked teams to fall on the first weekend of October. Arizona mounted a touchdown drive with only 2:54 remaining to take the lead. Marcus Mariota threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns, while Royce​ Freeman led the way on the ground with 85 yards. Two fumbles from the Oregon offense halted the Ducks' momentum.

9/20: Oregon 38, Washington State 31

Oregon survived an upset bid from the Cougars and came away with its fourth straight win to start the season. Heisman candidate Marcus Mariota threw for 329 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. Two receivers finished with over 100 yards in the win: Devon Allen had 142 yards and Keanon Lowe finished with 104. Each caught two touchdowns. 

9/13: Oregon 48​, Wyoming 14

In the team's third win of the season, Mariota completed 19-of-23 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Byron Marshall rushed for 80 yards and a score, while Mariota added 71 yards and two scores on the ground. The Ducks finished the game with 556 yards of total offense. 

9/6: Oregon 46​, Michigan State 27

The Ducks beat the defending Rose Bowl champions at Autzen Stadium. Oregon's offense racked up 491 yards on the Spartan defense. Mariota finished the game with 318 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Devon Allen had 110 yards on three catches with two scores. 

8/30: Oregon 62, South Dakota 13

Oregon opened up its season with a win over FCS-opponent South Dakota. Mariota finished the game with 267 passing yards and three touchdowns, while Byron Marshall added 90 rushing yards. Marshall was also the Ducks' leading receiver, finishing the game with 138 yards on eight catches with two touchdowns. 

Utah

11/1: Arizona State 19, Utah 16 (OT)

The loss dropped the Utes to 1-1 in overtime this season after defeating Oregon State in double overtime in October. Utah had just 97 yards of total offense before halftime and finished with a season-low 241 total yards. Defensive end Hunter Dimick had two sacks to boost his season total to 10.5, second on the team.

10/25: Utah 24, USC 21

Utah won the game on a one-yard touchdown pass from Travis Wilson to Kaelin Clay with eight seconds remaining. With the win, Utah became bowl eligible for the first time since 2011. The Utes' 6-1 start is their best since going 8-0 to start the 2010 season. It was Utah's first win over USC since 2001.

10/16: Utah 29, Oregon State 23 (2OT)

Running back Devontae Booker carried for 229 yards on 32 rushes, notching three touchdowns in a double-overtime victory. Booker helped Utah gain a 253-119 advantage in rushing yards over the Beavers. Linebacker Gionni Paul had 14 tackles and an interception, while Jared Norris and Jason Fanaika added 23 tackles and two tackles for a loss.

10/4: Utah 30, UCLA 28

Andy Phillips’s 29-yard field goal with 34 seconds left lifted the Utes to the win. Utah improved to 5-16 against Top 10 teams with a win over the then-No. 8 Bruins. The Utes had 10 quarterback sacks, their most in a game since they had 10 against UTEP in 1983.

9/27Washington State 28, Utah 27

The Utes squandered a 17-point lead, with the Cougars taking their first and only lead on an 81-yard touchdown pass from Connor Halliday to Vince Mayle with 4:58 to go in the game. Devontate Booker rushed for 178 yards on 24 carries, his first career 100-yard game and the most by a Utah runner since John White had 185 against Washington State in 2011. Kaelin Clay tied the single-season school record with his third punt return touchdown of the season.

9/20: Utah 26, Michigan 10

Utah scored the last 16 points of the game to get the win and take a 2-1 series lead over the Wolverines. Kaelin Clay had a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown, his second touchdown in just six punt returns this season. Utah had 10 pass breakups, its most in a game since getting nine against BYU in 2011.

9/6: Utah 59, Fresno State 27

The Utes scored 50 points in back-to-back games for the first time since 2010.Travis Wilson was the first Utah quarterback to throw five touchdown passes in a game since Brian Johnson in 2008. Utah’s 13 tackles for loss were the most by the team since the Utes had 14 against New Mexico in 2010.

8/28: Utah 56, Idaho State 14

The Utes won their seventh straight opener and improved to 37-0 all-time against current members of the Big Sky. Eight different receivers caught passes for Utah. Kaelin Clay had a 46-yard touchdown on his first career punt return. It was Utah’s first punt return score since Shaky Smithson returned a punt for a touchdown in 2010.

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