Huskies Stomp Oregon 42-10
Nov 1, 2003
By TIM KORTE
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE (AP) - Reserve quarterback Casey Paus threw two second-halftouchdown passes and redshirt freshman tailbacks Kenny James and SheltonSampson combined for 235 yards rushing in Washington's 42-10 win over Oregon onSaturday night.
Sampson carried for 131 yards and three touchdowns on only six carries,highlighted by a 77-yard TD scamper midway through the fourth quarter that putthe Huskies (5-4, 3-2 Pac-10) ahead 42-10.
James ran for 104 yards on 18 carries.
Paus, the younger brother of former UCLA quarterback Cory Paus, was 5-of-8for 117 yards. He opened the third quarter after Cody Pickett was sidelined bya blow to the head in the first half.
James and Sampson played for regular starter Rich Alexis, out for the secondstraight week with a bruised thigh.
Oregon safety Keith Lewis had predicted a victory and vowed to dance on the'W' at midfield - payback for Washington's 30-minute victory celebration atmidfield after a 42-14 win last year in Eugene.
There was no victory party for the Ducks (5-4, 2-3), who have lost four oftheir last five after a 4-0 start.
In fact, it was the Huskies who sprinted to the 'W' and woofed at theDucks as they walked dejected off the field.
Lewis got a different payback when Washington tackle Khalif Barnes flattenedhim on a late blindside block in the back midway through the fourth quarter.They came up pointing fingers, and a pushing match between several playersensued.
On the next play, Sampson got free on his 77-yard TD run.
The Northwest rivals played classic Northwest-style football, with a40-degree temperature at kickoff and a steady, cold rain falling all nightafter the start of the second quarter.
Oregon led 10-0 after the first quarter after a 36-yard field goal by JaredSiegel and an 85-yard scoring pass from Kellen Clemens to Demetrius Williams,but that was it for the Ducks.
Oregon's offense put up four touchdowns in last week's 35-0 win overStanford, apparently recharged after getting two or less in four previousgames. But it was more frustration this time.
The Ducks had the Pac-10's No. 2 rushing offense, averaging 151.0 yards, butwere held to 73 yards rushing on 34 attempts. Terrence Whitehead, coming off acareer-high 172-yard effort against Stanford, had 54 yards on 19 runs.
Paus sparked the Huskies to 15 straight points in the third quarter. On thefirst series of the second half, James broke a 56-yard run to set up an 8-yardTD carry by Sampson. Just like that, Washington led 13-10 and never trailedagain.
Washington's Charles Frederick made it 22-10 on a 10-yard TD pass from Paus.Frederick was a surprise starter after missing much of last week's practicewith a bruised chest in last week's loss to USC.
Washington wasn't penalized until 10 minutes remained, while the Duckscommitted 10 penalties for 75 yards.
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