Oct. 30, 2004
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
EUGENE, Ore. - 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 8 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 State.
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 halftime.
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 Reed.
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.
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