Stewart in rush for Ducks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“When somebody goes down like Jeremiah last week, somebody has to step up,” Stewart said. “Right now we’re not missing a beat.” The Ducks (6-1, 3-1 Pacific-10) finished with a school-record 465 rushing yards and 661 total yards. Quarterback Dennis Dixon, who was 19-for-30 for 196 yards and a touchdown, added 99 yards rushing and a 13-yard scoring run with 4:52 left for the final margin. Washington (2-5, 0-4) lost its fifth straight, all to teams ranked in the top 12 at one point this season. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Locker had the best yards passing night of his young career, throwing for 257 and four scores, but Washington’s defense could never slow down the Ducks’ potent spread offense. Stanford 21, Arizona 20: Jeremy Stewart scored on a 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter in Tucson as Stanford rallied. It was the second Pac-10 road victory in as many tries for the Cardinal (3-4, 2-3), who upset then-No.2 USC in Los Angeles two weeks ago. Sophomore quarterback Tavita Pritchard improved to 2-1 as a starter, with both wins coming on the road. Pritchard was 19-for-27 for 181 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Arizona (2-6, 1-4) lost for the fifth time in six weeks. Coach Mike Stoops fell to 9-21 in Pac-10 play. Air Force 20, Wyoming 12: Shaun Carney threw two touchdown passes and Bobby Giannini returned a fumble 85 yards for a score early in the fourth quarter to lead Air Force (6-2, 5-1 Mountain West) past visiting Wyoming (4-3, 1-2). The Falcons, who forced five turnovers, became bowl eligible for the first time since 2002. BYU 42, Eastern Washington 7: Harvey Unga rushed for 145 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead BYU (5-2) to the nonconference win over Eastern Washington (4-3) in Provo, Utah. The Cougars gained 377 yards of offense despite heavy snow that blanketed the field by the end of the game. Colorado State 48, UNLV 23: Gartrell Johnson rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns and the Rams (1-6, 1-3 MWC) snapped a 13-game losing streak with a road win over UNLV (2-6, 1-3). The game featured wind gusts of more than 50 mph that littered the field with debris, sent most of the announced 19,266 fans home early. New Mexico 20, San Diego State 17: Rodney Ferguson’s 6-yard touchdown run with 15 seconds left in San Diego lifted New Mexico (5-2, 2-1 MWC) over the Aztecs (2-5, 1-2). New Mexico has beaten SDSU seven straight times, including the last six in San Diego. Boise State 45, Louisiana Tech 31: Taylor Tharp threw for five touchdowns – one of them for 83 yards – and Boise State won in Ruston, La. Tharp more than made up for the loss of Ian Johnson, who led the nation in scoring last season with 25 touchdowns but was injured last week against Nevada and did not travel to Ruston. Even without him, Boise had 465 yards total offense. The Broncos (6-1, 3-0) have lost only one WAC game since 2002. Louisiana Tech fell to 2-5 and 1-3. Fresno State 30, San Jose State 0: Ryan Mathews had a 58-yard touchdown run while rushing for 144 yards and two scores, and surging Fresno State (5-2, 4-0) remained perfect in WAC play. After trouncing the Spartans (3-5, 2-2) at home, the Bulldogs have four straight wins heading into Friday night’s home showdown with Boise State. ETC.: Fresno State suspended defensive lineman Jason Shirley for the rest of the season, ending the senior’s career after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Nevada 31, Utah State 28: Luke Lippincott rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns to help lead Nevada (3-4, 1-2 WAC) past winless Utah State (0-7, 0-3) in Logan, Utah. Kevin Robinson returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown for Utah State, breaking the school record with his fourth career punt return score. New Mexico State 45, Idaho 31: Chase Holbrook, returning from a two-game absence, threw for 404 yards and three touchdowns and Tony Glynn ran for two scores to lead the Aggies (4-4, 1-2 WAC) over the Vandals (1-7, 0-4) at home. UC Davis 41, Southern Utah 21: Former El Segundo High and El Camino College standout Matt Engle passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead Davis (3-5, 1-2 Great West) in Cedar City, Utah. Wes Marshall passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns for Southern Utah (0-7, 0-1). South Dakota State 48, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 35: Cory Koenig rushed for 259 yards and four touchdowns as the Jackrabbits (3-4, 1-0 Great West) beat the Mustangs (4-3, 1-1) in Brookings, S.D. Cal Poly, ranked 20th in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ poll, had a four-game win streak snapped. Around the nation: Quarterback Jack Elway, son of NFL Hall of Famer John Elway, has verbally committed to playing for Arizona State, the Rocky Mountain News reported. The younger Elway has thrown for 1,677 yards and 21 touchdowns this season at Cherry Creek High in suburban Denver.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services After waiting so long to be the featured guy in Oregon’s backfield, Jonathan Stewart didn’t need the speech. Still, Oregon coach Mike Bellotti made sure Stewart was comfortable carrying the load with backfield mate Jeremiah Johnson out for the season with a knee injury. Stewart, who waited 21/2 seasons for this moment, gave his coach an emphatic answer Saturday night with the second-best rushing performance in Oregon history. Stewart ran for a career-high 251 yards and two touchdowns, Andre Crenshaw added 113 yards and two second-half scores, and No. 7 Oregon pulled away late for a 55-34 win over Washington in Seattle. last_img read more