No. 4 Oregon beats Fresno State 42-25

No. 4 Oregon beats Fresno State 42-25

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EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 08: Kenjon Barner #24 of the University of Oregon Ducks runs the ball for a gain on a scoring drive in first half action against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Kevin Casey/Getty Images)

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by By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer

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Posted on September 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 7:58 AM

EUGENE, Ore. — Kenjon Barner ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 4 Oregon to a 42-25 victory over Fresno State on Saturday.

De'Anthony Thomas ran for 102 yards and two additional scores for the Ducks (2-0), who sprinted to a 35-6 lead in the first half before the Bulldogs were able to slow them a bit in the second. Redshirt freshman quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 27 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown.

Derek Carr, the younger brother of former Bulldogs QB David Carr, completed 29 of 47 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown for Fresno State (1-1), a new member of the Mountain West Conference this season. Quentin Breshears kicked four field goals, including one from 43 yards.

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