TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -
ran for two touchdowns apiece and Oregon routed Arizona State 54-20 Saturday night and remain in a tie for the Pac-10 lead.
ran for a touchdown and threw for another for the Ducks. He gained 85 yards in eight carries and completed 17-of-26 for 146
Johnson ran 43 yards for a touchdown on Oregon's first possession and added a 6-yard TD run early in the third quarter. Blount
had a 10-yard scoring run in the second quarter and an improbable 19-yard touchdown run in the third.
Blount rolled on top of two would-be Arizona State tacklers on his second score, then got to his feet and scampered to the
Oregon (6-2 overall, 4-1 Pac-10) amassed 537 yards, 304 on the ground. The
(2-5, 1-3) lost their fifth in a row.
Coach Mike Bellotti wouldn't say until game-time whether Masoli or
would get the start. But Masoli played the first three quarters, staking the Ducks to a 44-13 lead. Roper connected with
for a 62-yard TD with 5:27 to play.
The Ducks beat the
for the fourth straight time, three in Tempe.
The game was barely two minutes old when Oregon took the lead for good. On third-and-2, Johnson burst free over right tackle
on a 43-yard touchdown run.
blew an opportunity on Oregon's next possession, when Masoli and Johnson botched a handoff and
recovered for Arizona State at the Ducks' 8. But on third-and-goal from the 11,
's pass in the end zone and scrambled out to the 2.
Late in the first quarter, Masoli ran 28 yards to the ASU 3, then scored from there on the next play. The extra-point attempt
was botched by a bad snap, and the Ducks led 13-0.
Arizona State gambled on fourth-and-1 at its 48 on its next possession, and Carpenter stumbled and fell going back to pass.
That gave Oregon the ball at the
39. Four plays later, Blount ran 10 yards up the middle for a score to make it 20-0 amid a chorus of boos with 12:20 still
left in the half.
Oregon had a 141-10 advantage in yards rushing in the first quarter.
The Ducks made it 23-0 on
's career-best 52-yard field goal with 6:27 left in the half.
Wooten intercepted Masoli's pass and returned it 24 yards to the 1, where Carpenter scored on a sneak with 2:01 left in the
was wide right on the extra point, snapping his string of 33 consecutive PATs.
Oregon benefited from a referee's reversal of what initially was ruled a fumble that Arizona State's
and returned 62 yards to the Ducks 8. But a review of the video showed Masoli was down the ball came loose. Oregon went on
to score on Johnson's 6-yard run to go up 30-6 with 11:47 to go in the third quarter.