PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In a game that dashed any hopes Oregon had of making the College Football Playoff this season, the Ducks were outplayed, outhustled and badly outscored by the Utah Utes on Saturday.
It was not a contest. Oregon, which came in No. 4 in the country, got behind early and stayed behind. Utah, which began the day No. 24, scored one touchdown in the 1st quarter before adding 3 more in the second.
The backbreaker may have been a Britain Covey 78-yard punt return for a touchdown at the end of the first half to give Utah a 28-0 lead.
The Ducks scored early in the 3rd quarter on an Anthony Brown-to-Devon Williams 36-yard touchdown pass. But Utah came right back to boost their lead back to 28 points.
Midway through the 4th quarter Utah added a field goal to expand their lead to 38-7.
For the Ducks, their chance of being in the hunt for the College Football Championship are gone for this season.
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