Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/9/12
Taking care of business. The Oregon Ducks looked great early, sluggish late and relieved when the clock finally hit 0:00. Despite trailing 35-6 at the half, the Fresno State Bulldogs entered the second half with confidence and gave the Ducks a run for their money. The 42-25 score may not indicate any troubles on the Ducks’ part, but sloppy possessions and numerous turnovers came as a result of the anemic offense that took the field from the third quarter and beyond. The type of performance we saw from the Ducks in week two won’t get it done against the tougher teams in the Pac-12, but against Fresno State early in the year, it was good enough to escape with their second victory of the 2012 season. Offensive Game Ball Kenjon Barner was the true workhorse of the Ducks’ week two matchup. Having recorded a career-high 34 carries, the senior back rushed for nearly 200 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground against the Bulldogs. Maybe even more importantly, Kenjon Barner was t...
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