The No. 25 Oregon Ducks clash with the No. 12 BYU Cougars as Dan Lanning looks for his first statement win as a head coach.
Bo Nix is coming off a five-touchdown performance in week two, while the Oregon defense forced a pair of turnovers against the Eagles. The BYU Cougars edged out a double overtime win over the Baylor Bears and should give Oregon plenty to worry about with quarterback Jaren Hall's dual-threat skill set and plenty of size on both lines.
Check back often as we update you with the latest from Autzen Stadium in this game.
When: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, 12:30 p.m. PT
Where: Autzen Stadium (Eugene, OR)
TV: FOX Network
Broadcast crew: Jason Benetti (play-by-play), Brock Huard (analyst)
Radio: Oregon Sports Network | Local: KUJZ-FM 95.3 (Eugene) | KFXX-AM 1080 (Portland) | Sirius: 133 | XM: 197
Radio crew: Jerry Allen (Play-by-play) | Mike Jorgensen (Analyst) } Joey McMurry (Sideline reporter) | Terry Jonz (Pre-game show)
10:39: Thompson's pick set up BYU with good field position. Then a holding call from Dontae Manning made it great field position, and Christian Brooks ran it in from two yards out. The two-point conversion was no good. Oregon leads 38-20.
12:31: Ty Thompson was again chosen to lead the offense, and again it did not go as planned. The Ducks tried to get the run game going with little success before Thompson threw an interception, giving the Cougars excellent field position.
14:05: Starting the final quarter with a daunting 3rd and 12, BYU QB Jaren Hall turned it on. He hit Keanu Hill for a 17-yard gain, then found Kody Epps on a nice route in the end zone for the second Cougar score of the game. Oregon leads 38-14.
0:00: Jaren Hall picks up a first down with a quarterback sneak, but the Oregon front seven stuffs BYU's run attempt to end the third quarter and start singing "Shout" in style.
1:49: It was finally Ty Thompson's time to run the offense in Autzen Stadium, but it didn't go so well. The first play was ruled a backwards pass and moved the Ducks back 26 yards. Thompson found Patrick Herbert for a completion before a short punt started the BYU offense near midfield.
4:03: A strong punt from the Ducks left the Cougars without much space separating them from their own end zone. Jaren Hall was unable to create any breathing room for his team, but Kris Hutson muffed the subsequent punt to give BYU an opportunity on defense.
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5:52: A nice Jordan James run started the drive, but that was the only positive play for Oregon this drive. Bo Nix's third down pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage, forcing Oregon to punt for the first time this game.
6:38: After a few positive plays for BYU's offense, Oregon's defense clamped up. Bennett Williams and Christian Gonzales broke up passes to make it 4th and 10, and Jaren Hall couldn't get enough yards on the scramble. BYU turns it over on downs again.
8:21: The short field made it almost too easy for Oregon's offense to score again. Chase Cota started the drive with a 22-yard snag, then Terrance Ferguson caught his second touchdown of the day -- his second two-touchdown performance in as many weeks. Oregon leads 38-7.
10:14: With a raucous Autzen Stadium behind them, the Ducks force a huge four-and-out on BYU's first drive of the hald. Brandon Dorlus stepped up to stop a scrambling Jaren Hall on 4th down, and the Ducks take over at BYU's 29-yard line.
11:54: The Ducks kept their feet on the gas to open up the second half with a nine-play, 75-yard touchdown drive. Bucky Irving, Troy Franklin, and Moliki Motavao all picked up first downs. Then Bo Nix ran the read option to perfection for his third rushing touchdown of the day. Oregon leads 31-7.
0:00: BYU gets just one play off before the end of the first half, as Oregon used up five and a half minutes on their 13-play, 79-yard drive capped off with Ferguson's touchdown catch.
0:24: Oregon went on a methodical drive in response to the missed field goal by BYU. Freshman running back Jordan James got four carries, and Bo Nix spread out the ball. The final strike came from 15 yards out, as Nix found tight end Terrance Ferguson in the end zone. Oregon leads 24-7.
5:57: The Cougars overcame multiple penalties in order to drive into Oregon territory, with QB Jaren Hall picking up back-to-back first downs through the air. But the Duck defense stood tall, particularly Trikweze Bridges who broke up a third down pass into the end zone. BYU settled for a field goal attempt, but kicker Jake Oldroyd missed it to keep the 10-point Duck lead.
11:44: Troy Franklin, take a bow! The red-hot Ducks receiver mossed his defender to haul in a 50-yard bomb from Bo Nix, leaving the Ducks at the two-yard line. Nix then utilized the QB sneak again to score his second rushing touchdown of the day. Oregon leads 17-7.
14:53: BYU picks up right where they left off, taking just one play to score in the second quarter. Cougars QB Jaren Hall finds his tight end Isaac Rex in the middle of the end zone for a quick score. Oregon leads 10-7.
0:00: Oregon is saved by the bell at the end of the first quarter, as BYU ends the opening period driving down field with promise. BYU running back Lopini Katoa was called on for two third downs this drive, and picked up first downs on both with runs up the middle.
4:26: The Ducks had a short field for their second drive of the day, and got down to the red zone quickly. However, penalties on both sides slowed up the game, and the Ducks were unable to get in the endzone. Lanning sent out kicker Camden Lewis, who connected on a 28-yard field goal. Oregon leads 10-0.
8:44: Two short runs and an incomplete pass from BYU quarterback Jaren Hall makes it a quick three-and-out for the Cougars, only amassing 5 yards of offense on their second drive. BYU punts and is called for a personal foul to set up the Ducks at midfield.
10:21: Bo Nix takes it in for a touchdown on a two-yard keeper. The Ducks offense was moving quickly on their opening drive with big plays from Kris Hutson and a run from Mar'Keise Irving, who refused to go down. A big fourth-down stop on BYU's first drive has given Oregon the momentum early. Oregon leads 7-0
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