EUGENE, Oregon (Ticker) -- Oregon hopes it does not need any late-game heroics this week.
After surviving a scare against Fresno State, 12th-ranked Oregon continues a four-game homestand on Saturday against Idaho, which has lost 20 straight games to the Ducks.
Onterrio Smith, who rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries, scored on a two-yard run with 67 seconds remaining as Oregon (2-0) rallied for a 28-24 victory over Fresno State last Saturday.
Jason Fife, making just his second career start, overcame a fumble with under five minutes remaining to drive the Ducks 43 yards on four plays for the winning score. Fife completed 19-of-34 passes for 303 yards and a touchdown.
Oregon hosts Portland State next week before opening Pac-10 Conference play at Arizona on October 5.
The Ducks have dominated the Vandals and hold a 50-3-4 lead in the all-time series, including a 29-1-2 record at home. Oregon's only loss to Idaho at home came in 1925.
The teams have played only twice since 1970, with Oregon posting a 55-23 victory in 1990 and a 42-13 win two years later.
Idaho (0-2) continues its tour of the Pac-10 Conference, having lost to Washington State, 49-14, last week. The Vandals, who opened with a 38-21 loss to Boise State, also play at Washington on September 28.
Brian Lindgren completed 33-of-49 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown against Washington State.
Michael Harrington, the younger brother of former Oregon star Joey Harrington, is a backup quarterback for Idaho.