Ducks Down Idaho 48-10
Sept. 25, 2004
By ANNE M. PETERSON
AP Sports Writer
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Terrence Whitehead ran for 115 yards and scored twotouchdowns on Saturday, lifting Oregon to a 48-10 victory over Idaho, which wasmourning the death of cornerback Eric McMillan earlier this week.
Idaho (0-4) struggled all week with the loss of McMillan, who was shotSunday in his Moscow, Idaho, apartment and died on Monday.
Oregon (1-2), coming off a 31-7 loss at No. 2 Oklahoma, quickly jumped onthe outmatched Vandals and built a 34-3 lead late in the first half, topped byKenny Washington's 2-yard scoring run.
Oregon starter Kellen Clemens completed 11 of 19 passes for 157 yards andthree scores, two to tight end Tim Day.
Oregon kicker Jared Siegel broke the school's career points record when anearly point-after gave him 273 points. However, his string of 98 straightsuccessful extra point attempts - 10 short of the Pac-10 Conference record -was snapped when he missed late in the first quarter.
After Mike Barrow's 41-yard field goal for the Vandals in the first quarter,Michael Harrington hit Jimmy Labita with a 16-yard touchdown pass to close outthe first half - and Idaho's scoring for the day.
Harrington, the younger brother of the former Duck QB Joey Harrington,completed 20 of 32 attempts for 192 yards and the score. He was interceptedtwice.
Brother Joey Harrington was a Heisman finalist and one of the most prolificquarterbacks in Oregon's history, leading the Ducks to an 11-1 record and aFiesta Bowl victory over Colorado his senior season. He now plays for theDetroit Lions.
It was Michael Harrington's second visit to Autzen Stadium. He saw limitedaction when the Vandals visited in 2002.
Labita finished with five catches for 62 yards. Another first-halffield-goal attempt for Barrow went wide left.
A moment of silence was held for McMillan before the game and the Vandalsplayed with 'EM' stickers on their helmets.
Warrants connected to the shooting were issued for a pair of Seattlebrothers already in custody in Washington state. The shooting occurred the dayafter Washington State beat Idaho 49-8 in Pullman, Wash., and police wereinvestigating whether it was related to a post-game brawl.
Oregon's football program has also experienced senseless tragedy thisseason. Promising recruit Terrance Kelly was shot to death in Richmond, Calif.,two days before he was to report for fall practice.
Kelly was a linebacker at Northern California prep powerhouse De La Salle.The Ducks have worn Kelly's initials on their helmets this season.