Before the game even started between UCLA and Oregon we knew that Brett Hundley would make plays in the game. He did it with his feet and also through the air in key third down situations. However, Oregon seemed to have the tricks to make up for some costly turnovers. The momentum of the game would shift to the Ducks at the start of the 4th quarter when Avery Patterson picked off UCLA Quarterback Brett Hundley’s pass on 3rd and 20.
Before the pick by Addison the game was a back and forth chess match. Oregon seemed to work twice as hard making up for some potentially costly turnovers, but the Oregon Defense was able to come through and save any major damage. With 12:41 left in the fourth quarter Oregon added to a 7 point lead when Bralon Addison caught the ball in the endzone on an 8 yard pass from Marcus Mariota.
On the next drive UCLA Quarterback Brett Hundley is shut down by the Oregon Defense. The Ducks stopped UCLA Running Back Paul Perkins for a loss of two and on the next play a pass to Devin Fuller was stopped by Avery Patterson.
Byron Marshall stepped up his game in the second half. For the game he had over 130 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.
In the postgame press conference Running Back De’Anthony Thomas said his ankle hurt again, the same one he injured against Cal. He said he held himself out of the second half. With a week and a half till the Ducks faceoff with Stanford the rest can only be a good thing for Thomas. His status for the game vs the Cardinal is not known.
Oregon has a Bye week or an Improvement Week in preparation for a Thursday night game on the Farm against UCLA on November 7th.