EUGENE, Oregon (Ticker) -- Onterrio Smith and Jason Fife struck quickly and often to help Oregon continue its dominance of Idaho.
Smith rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns and Fife passed for 232 yards and two scores as the 12th-ranked Ducks extended their winning streak against Idaho to 22 games with a 58-21 thrashing.
Oregon (3-0) held the ball for barely 21 minutes but took advantage of a handful of mistakes to keep the Vandals (0-3) winless at Autzen Stadium since 1925.
Smith became the first player in school history to rush for at least 100 yards in the first three games of the season. He carried 18 times and scored on runs of three, three and six yards.
"Coach told me, `You have this next series.' And he told me that I was at 98 yards," Smith said. "So I said OK, I'll get back in there to get another carry. I would say that it was fairly easy yards. ... It felt good not to have to carry the ball 35 times and still put up 58 points."
Fife completed just 10-of-22 passes, but one was an 80-yard scoring bomb to Samie Parker in the second quarter and another was a 23-yard TD toss to fullback Matt Floberg that gave Oregon a 34-7 lead in the opening minute of the second half.
"He did some very good things," Ducks coach Mike Bellotti said of Fife. "He scrambled out and made some plays. I was pleased with Jason."
Brian Lindgren was 23-for-33 for 208 yards and a touchdown but was sacked four times for Idaho, which had bad snaps on two punts and committed three turnovers.
"Oregon is a really good football team and you cannot give them 35 points," Idaho coach Tom Cable said. "I told the kids not to be down but to be made as hell."
Oregon has won eight in a row overall, two short of the school record, and improved to 17-0 at home against non-conference opponents under Bellotti.
"I do think we're capable of playing better," Bellotti said. "I think these kids have the chance to do something special. And again, we're not where we need to be yet. However, a 58-21 victory is pretty good. ... We covered well, we created some turnovers, which led to good field position, and I'm very excited about that because that's something that's been a hallmark of our program."
Idaho's initial possession ended with a bad punt snap and Smith scored from three yards out on the next play from scrimmage to put the Ducks ahead for good.
Oregon's next scoring drive last seven plays and just under 2 1/2 minutes and again was capped by a three-yard TD by Smith.
The Vandals took a page from the Ducks' book by moving 59 yards in less a minute, halving the deficit to 14-7 on a 51-yard dash by Malfred Shaw.
But the rest of the first half belonged to Oregon, which restored a two-touchdown lead just one play after the ensuing kickoff on Fife's 80-yard strike to Parker. Two field goals by Jared Siegel stretched the lead to 27-7 at halftime.
The Ducks took the second-half kickoff and needed just 57 seconds to move 73 yards. Fife hit Keenan Howry for 31 yards, Smith raced around right end for 19 yards and Fife found Floberg for a 23-year touchdown.
Idaho answered with a 19-yard TD pass from Lindgren to tailback Zach Gerstner, but Smith went in from six yards to cap a 65-yard drive that lasted less than 2 1/2 minutes.
The Vandals fumbled the ensuing kickoff and the Ducks held the ball for 91 seconds before Ken Washington scored on a two-yard run with 13:29 to play. Siegel's 27-yard field goal concluded a two-minute possession that followed a 31-yard loss on another bad punt snap by Idaho.
Oregon's last scoring drive lasted less than two minutes and covered just 15 yards after Lindgren scrambled and fumbled. Allan Amundson's one-yard run made it 58-14.
"Overall, I thought our defense did well today, but we had to play the short field so often it was difficult at that point to stop a team like Oregon," Idaho cornerback Jordan Kramer said. "It's a field battle at Oregon, and we lost it."
Idaho backup Adam Mallette hit Josh Jelmberg for an 18-yard touchdown to cap the scoring with 3:26 remaining. Mallette was 5-for-8 for 58 yards with an interception.
The Ducks extended their lead in the series between former Pacific Coast Conference rivals to 51-3-4.