Arizona 14

(1-5, 0-3 Pac-12)

Oregon 28

(3-3, 2-1 Pac-12)

3:30 PM ET, October 16, 2004

Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

1 2 3 4 T
ARIZ 0 0 0 1414
ORE 7 7 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: K. Clemens (ORE) - 336 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: T. Whitehead (ORE) - 15 CAR, 74 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Williams (ORE) - 9 REC, 153 YDS

Oregon 28, Arizona 14

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- While the Oregon Ducks reveled in their offensive efficiency for a second straight game, Arizona was mired in a five-game losing streak and questions about a possible quarterback controversy.

Terrence Whitehead ran for three touchdowns to give the Ducks a 28-14 victory Saturday over the struggling Wildcats.

Demetrius Williams had nine catches for 153 yards for Oregon (3-3, 2-1 Pacific-10), while fullback Dante Rosario caught a 5-yard scoring pass from Kellen Clemens. Whitehead finished with 74 yards.

"We're getting into a rhythm right now," Clemens said. "Terrence Whitehead is running the ball very, very effectively, Demetrius has stepped up, (tight end) Tim Day is getting more involved in the offense, and that has made a whole other deal for us."

Clemens, who threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more in the Ducks' come-from-behind 41-38 victory over the Cougars last Saturday, completed his first eight passes and finished 21-for-30 for 336 yards and a touchdown.

"He's a tremendous quarterback," Arizona safety Darrell Brooks said. "When he's on his game, he can get the ball anywhwere."

With a win last week against Washington State, the Ducks have put together back-to-back victories for the first time since last November.

Arizona (1-5, 0-3) dropped its fifth straight game and hasn't won since its season opener against Northern Arizona.

The Wildcats fell behind 28-0 before scoring twice in the final two minutes. Gilbert Harris ran for a 2-yard score and backup quarterback Richard Kovalcheck found Brad Wood in the end zone with a 21-yard pass.

Arizona starting quarterback Kris Heavner struggled, completing just 9-of-24 passes for 79 yards, with two interceptions.

Kovalcheck, who came into the game in the final quarter and helped the Wildcats avoid the shutout, was 5-of-10 for 77 yards and a TD. He was intercepted once.

First-year coach Mike Stoops said only time will tell when it comes to Kovalcheck's season, diplomatically handling the quarterback question.

"We just wanted to change things up and see what happened," he said. "He showed some nice things."

It was Oregon's sixth straight victory against Arizona overall, as well as the sixth consecutive win against the Wildcats at Autzen Stadium.

Whitehead ran for a pair of 1-yard scores in the first half, putting the Ducks up 14-0.

On the play just before Whitehead's first touchdown, Stoops vehemently argued what he felt was a Wildcat fumble recovery at the goal line -- to no avail.

"They missed it. I wanted an explanation and I knew if I got a penalty it would only be for half a yard," Stoops said.

The Wildcats came just short of tying the game on their next series when Heavner's fourth-down pass from the 2 to Clarence McRae was broken up by Ducks' linebacker Jerry Matson.

The Wildcats threatened again with less than a minute left in the half, driving to the Oregon 5, but Heavner's pass for Ricky Williams in the end zone was tipped by Anthony Trucks and intercepted by Aaron Gipson.

It was Gipson's second interception of the game. Heavner had been intercepted just twice in the Wildcats' first five games.

Whitehead added an 8-yard scoring run in the third quarter, and Rosario caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Clemens with 5:06 left in the game.

"We feel very good about being 2-1 in the Pac-10 and a chance to stay in the hunt," Clemens said. "There's a renewed excitement for us."

Stoops is the younger brother of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops. Oregon, which lost 31-7 to the second-ranked Sooners earlier this season, is the first team to face teams coached by each of the brothers.