No. 2 Oregon crushes Colorado 70-14

No. 2 Oregon crushes Colorado 70-14

No. 2 Oregon crushes Colorado 70-14

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by By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

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Posted on October 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 28 at 12:14 AM

EUGENE -- Kenjon Barner rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 2 Oregon easily took care of Colorado 70-14 on Saturday in advance of next weekend's Pac-12 showdown with 10th-ranked USC.

De'Anthony Thomas rushed for another score and added a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown before most of the Ducks' offensive starters were pulled midway through the second quarter. Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota passed for 136 yards and two TDs.

Photos: Oregon crushes Colorado 70-14

The Ducks (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12) built a 56-0 lead by halftime and their 70 points were the most they'd ever scored against a conference opponent. It was Oregon's 11th straight overall victory dating to a 38-35 loss at home to USC last season.

Christian Powel rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns for the Buffaloes (1-7, 1-4), who lost their fourth straight.

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