Two Oregon touchdowns in the final 3:10, capped by Darron Thomas' 7-yard run with 24 seconds to go, have given the nation's No. 1 team a little breathing room.
Earlier, LaMichael James' 14-yard scamper put the Ducks up, 32-16, at the 3:10 mark.
After an Oregon fumble early in the quarter, Keith Price tossed his first touchdown pass as a starter - a 17-yarder to D'Andre Goodwin that cut it to 18-13 at the 13:11 mark.
Erik Folk's third field goal of the game, this time a 47-yarder, cut Oregon's lead to 25-16 at tthe 6:14 mark.