Friday, December 2, 2011
First quarter: Oregon 21, UCLA 7
By Ted Miller
EUGENE, Ore. -- It's been sloppy -- four turnovers -- but the Pac-12 championship game is playing out as expected after a quarter.
Oregon leads 21-7. UCLA's points came on a pick-6 from linebacker Patrick Larimore.
Both teams have two turnovers, but Oregon has a dominant offense and UCLA doesn't. The Ducks outgained the Bruins 177 yards to 50.
Ducks running back LaMichael James had 71 yards rushing in the quarter, including a 30-yard touchdown.
If both teams play sloppy, Oregon wins big. If both teams play clean, Oregon wins. The Bruins only hope is to clean themselves up and hope Oregon continues to turn the ball over twice per quarter.