September 22, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Arizona Wildcats wide receiver David Richards (80) fights for the ball against Oregon Ducks linebacker Michael Clay (46) at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Vs. Oregon: Ducks Pitch A Shutout, 49-0

It was never close as Oregon shutout Arizona, 49-0.

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Oregon Vs. Arizona Final Score: Ducks Crush Wildcats, 49-0

Things were going really, really well for the University of Arizona, and then they played Oregon. No. 22 Arizona was having an Oregon-esque run as of late. They were blowing out opponents and 3-0 heading into Saturday's matchup with the Ducks. The No.3 Oregon Ducks could care less. All they know how to do is win by a lot of points. And Oregon did just that by beating 'Zona by a final score of 49-0.

It looked good for the Arizona Wildcats for a while; they were down 10-0 at the half. It was a surprise to many, as most were expecting an offensive explosion from both teams. Oregon didn't want to disappoint the paid attendees at their home stadium. The Ducks came out to score an additional 39 straight points in the second half.

It was a bad night for Arizona's Matt Scott. The quarterback had been a double-threat the past three games. Oregon was ready for him. He was allowed only 212 yards on 23-of-45 attempts and rushed for a minuscule nine yards on five tries.

Box Score Hero: Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 21 yards on five carries.

Rankings Ramifications: This loss will probably drop No. 22 Arizona out of the Top 25. No. 3 Oregon have a perfect 4-0 record, but will likely stay where they are.

But Did They Cover? Oregon were 21-point favorites. The Wildcats didn't come close.

For More On This Game:

For more on Ducks football, visit Oregon blog Addicted To Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes.

For more on Wildcats football, visit Arizona blog Arizona Desert Swarm, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and SB Nation Arizona.

Next Week's Schedule: Oregon isn't heading too far away from home when they visit Washington State in Seattle. Arizona, probably not a fan of things related to Oregon, will welcome the Oregon Beavers to the desert. The Beavers upset UCLA earlier today.

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Arizona vs. Oregon Preview: Matt Scott, RichRod Prepare For Showdown With Ducks

The Arizona Wildcats face the Oregon Ducks this weekend for their Pac-12 opener. UA has the playmakers to hang with the Ducks, although a few breaks will have to go their way.


Arizona Vs. Oregon: Opening Line Is Ducks By 23.5

Oddsmakers have the No. 3 Oregon Ducks favored to defeat the No. 22 Arizona Wildcats by more than three touchdowns on Saturday at Eugene's Autzen Stadium.

Most have the number at Oregon minus-23.5.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota has shown himself to be a steady and calm decision-maker at the position in just his first year as a starter. He has plenty of weapons to get the ball to -- De'Anthony Thomas, Kenjon Barner and a host of wide receivers and tight ends -- and the Ducks have come out and dominated their first three opponents in the first halves of the games.

That left the second halves pretty meaningless, and Oregon had lapses in effort against Fresno State and Arkansas State. But they should be able to move the ball and score with their first-teamers on the field more often.

The Wildcats are also 3-0 and have found, apparently, the right guy to work new coach Rich Rodriguez's system in quarterback Matt Scott. To get the upset, Arizona's defense will really have to come up huge.

For more on the Arizona Wildcats, please make sure to check out AZ Desert Swarm. For more on the Pac-12, make your way over to Pacific Takes.

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