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No. 1 Oregon 18, UW 6, Halftime

Took a while, but the high-powered Oregon offense finally punched in a couple touchdowns late in the first half - 31/2 minutes apart - in building a lead.

The final one, after a UW punt, came on Darron Thomas' 34-yard scamper along the right sideline with 1:37 to go, capping a quick two-play, 51-yard march.

It was exactly what the Huskies feared since they tried to take as much time off the clock on their previous drive, the Cliff Harris negated it with a 30-yard punt return, to the UW 49-yard line.

The Huskies thought they had a touchdown on their final drive of the first half - a 16-yard Keith Price-to-Jermaine Kearse - but it was negated on an illegal man downfield penalty.

The call was made because D'Andre Goodwin moved up from his flanker position to the line, and when tight end Marlion Barnett went into his route, he was deemed the illegal man.

Eventually, the Huskies settled for Erik Folk's 27-yard field goal with nine seconds to go to cut it to 18-6.

LaMichael James' 1-yard run, capping a 10-play, 62-yard drive, gave the Ducks their first touchdown at the 5:13 mark.

They faked the PAT kick, too, handing it off to placekicker Rob Beard, who went up the middle for the run, and Oregon led 11-3.

Beard's 29-yard field goal gave Oregon a 3-0 lead at the 13:22 mark after the Ducks' drive stalled on a dropped pass.

The Huskies' scoreless streak of 119 minutes, 6 seconds (spanning back to the Arizona and Stanford games) ended on Folk's 52-yard field goal with 8:44 remaining.

Folk missed an earlier 52-yard attempt wide left.

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