Oregon Boots Montana 47-14
Sept. 10, 2005
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Kellen Clemens threw for 275 yards, and Paul Martinez tied a school record with six field goals in Oregon's 47-14 win over Division I-AA Montana on Saturday.
Demetrius Williams had five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown, and nine other Ducks caught passes, but Oregon failed to establish a running game for the second straight week.
Terrence Whitehead, a 1,000-yard rusher in 2004, had just 35 yards on 18 carries, after running for 31 yards in a win over Houston last week. The Ducks (2-0) finished with just 87 yards on the ground.
The Grizzlies (1-1) stayed close early but weren't consistent enough on offense.
Bowling Green transfer Jason Washington was 10-for-23 passing for 85 yards for Montana, which beat Fort Lewis 55-0 last week and is ranked third in Division I-AA. Tailback Lex Hilliard had just 15 yards on 13 carries.
The Ducks improved to 10-1 in home openers under head coach Mike Bellotti, who tied Len Casanova for second on the school's all-time wins list with his 82nd victory.
Martinez, a junior who shared time at kicker last year, has 11 field goals in Oregon's first two games. The Ducks had only nine field goals all of last year.
The Ducks went up 6-0 when true freshman Jonathan Stewart picked the opening kick off the turf and returned it for an 83-yard touchdown.
Martinez hit field goals of 26 and 40 yards on the next two possessions to make it 12-0, but the Grizzlies got back in it. First, they stopped Whitehead on fourth-and-1 at the Montana 4 and then recovered the fumble on a botched backfield pass by Clemens.
On the next play, Washington hit Jon Talmage for a 23-yard TD score.
From then on it was all Ducks.
Clemens found Williams for a 17-yard touchdown pass. An interception and a fumble recovery on the next two possessions set up two more field goals. Martinez made his fifth of the day just before halftime to put the Ducks up 27-7.