EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Kellen Clemens found freshman Cameron Colvin
with a pair of touchdown passes to lead Oregon to a 31-6 victory
Saturday over northwest rival Washington.
Defensive end Chris Solomona also returned an interception 10
yards for another score for the Ducks (5-3, 4-1, Pac-10), who have
won four straight games after losing three of their first four.
Coming off its first shutout loss in 23 years, Washington was
again punchless offensively. Evan Knudson kicked a pair of field
goals for the Huskies (1-7, 0-5) who have lost three straight.
Washington's lone victory this season came at home against San Jose
The Huskies had won the last two against the Ducks, and riled
both Oregon players and fans at Autzen Stadium two seasons ago by
dancing on the midfield "O" after their victory.
This time, it was the Ducks' turn, and many of the players
rushed the field to celebrate.
After Washington's initial indecision this week about which
quarterback to start, junior Casey Paus -- who had success against
Oregon last year -- won out over sophomore Isaiah Stanback. Carl
Bonnell was also in the mix at times, although he struggled with a
recurring groin injury.
Paus had only limited success, completing 14 of 36 passes for
211 yards. He was intercepted four times.
Clemens was 21-of-34 for 134 yards and one interception.
The Ducks opened the scoring with Clemens' 16-yard pass to
Colvin, who fought his way into the end zone as cornerback Sam
Cunningham clawed at his legs and jersey.
Kudson kicked a 41-yard field goal for Washington's only points
of the first half.
Jared Siegel kicked a 46-yard field goal for Oregon before
Clemens again found Colvin with a 7-yarder to make it 17-3 at
Knudson added a 37-yarder in the third quarter for the Huskies,
who got as close the Oregon 5 early in the fourth quarter when
Paus' pass to Bobby Whithorne was intercepted by linebacker Ramon
Paus was intercepted again late in the game, and Solomona
lumbered into the end zone to make it 24-6. The pass was meant for
tailback Kenny James.
Terrence Whitehead had a 30-yard touchdown run for the final
margin. The tailback finished with 25 carries for 122 yards.
The rivalry between the Ducks and the Huskies dates to 1900,
with Washington leading 58-34-5.