STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Demetrius Williams entered the Oregon
record books. His main concern, though, was getting rid of the bad
feeling of last week's loss to top-ranked USC.
Williams caught six passes for 168 yards and Kellen Clemens
threw for three touchdowns and 393 yards as the Ducks defeated
Stanford 44-20 on Saturday.
"As the week went on, guys just got real hungry," Williams
said. "We lost to USC and I think we came out here and gave it our
all. It's always important to get a big win to boost your
confidence. It also lets people know we're for real."
Williams failed to catch a touchdown pass for the first time in
six games but the senior receiver did become Oregon's all-time
leader with his ninth game of at least 100 yards receiving. He also
moved into fifth all-time with 136 career receptions.
Clemens, who played less than three quarters, became the fourth
Oregon quarterback to surpass 7,000 career total offensive yards
and Mike Bellotti became the 13th Pac-10 coach to win 50 conference
games as the Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-10) rebounded from last week's
"It feels good to win on the road," Clemens said. "But we're
excited; 4-1 is pretty good right now. This is a talented group."
Clemens completed 22 of 29 passes in recording his second-best
individual effort -- he threw for 437 yards against Washington State
last year -- and moved into fourth on the school's all-time list for
total offense. His 7,114 yards are just behind Joey Harrington's
Clemens' 6,665 passing yards is 16 shy of Chris Miller for
"The offense continued to move the football," Bellotti said.
"We probably should have scored 60 points but we overcame some of
our own mistakes. I'm frustrated by the penalties; there were way
too many. Our kicking game needs a lot of work. That's an issue
Trent Edwards, under constant pressure, threw for 156 yards and
a touchdown for Stanford (1-2, 0-1).
"They were finding loopholes in our protection," Edwards said.
"I need to find a way to help our guys play better. That's what
the position entails."
Justin Phinisee returned an interception 86 yards for the Ducks.
It's Oregon's seventh-longest interception return, and the longest
without scoring a touchdown.
Clemens was intercepted for the first time all season, ending a
streak of 162 consecutive passes without an interception dating to
last year. It was the second-longest streak in school history,
behind only his own run of 178 passes set last year.
The Ducks played without senior running back Terrence Whitehead,
who rushed for more than 100 yards in each of his three previous
games against the Cardinal. Freshman running back Jonathan Stewart
scored his first three career offensive touchdowns helping to
replace Whitehead. He returned a kickoff for a score earlier in the
"I didn't expect to score three touchdowns, just contribute,"
Stewart said. "It's a good feeling. No matter what, this was a
Pac-10 game and it's a confidence builder. Kellen had a huge
Stanford failed to score an offensive touchdown in the second
half for the second straight game, and the Cardinal offense
appeared confused by the Ducks. Oregon limited the Cardinal to a
mere 15 yards in the second half.
"When you pay attention to details you have a chance even
against superior people," Stanford coach Walt Harris said. "We
didn't do that. They have the firepower. They have good guys in
their passing game. Those big wide receivers are as good a looking
group as I've seen in a while."
Stewart scored twice on 1-yard runs in the third quarter and
Jeremiah Johnson scored his first career touchdown on a 5-yard run
in the fourth quarter. Paul Martinez added a 44-yard field goal.
Jon Alston blocked Aaron Knowles' punt at the Oregon goal line
and fell on the loose ball for a touchdown with less than 4 minutes
to play for Stanford.