Posted September 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
Updates. With AP Photos. By BY ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Oregon has grown so accustomed to routing certain opponents that there's a lot of head scratching when the margin of victory isn't what the No. 4 Ducks and their fans expect it should be. And that's exactly what happened after Oregon's 42-25 victory over Fresno State this past weekend. The Ducks rolled to a 35-6 halftime lead, but then it appeared that some complacency set in. One of those who thought so was quarterback Marcus Mariota. ''We took our foot off the accelerator there for a bit and let them climb back into the game. We got too comfortable with the lead, `' Mariota said. ''The adversity we faced today is good for us, it will help us better prepare for upcoming games, especially for conference play.'' So did running back Kenjon Barner. ''Fresno state did a great job of adjusting and we kind of came out like we had the game in hand,'' Barner said. ''We didn't have that intensity.'' It was Barner who snap...
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