No. 2 Oregon defeats Washington 52 - 21

No. 2 Oregon defeats Washington 52 - 21

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EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 6: Running back De'Anthony Thomas #6 of the Oregon Ducks heads to the end zone and a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Washington Huskies on October 6, 2012 at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on October 6, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 7 at 12:10 PM

EUGENE — Marcus Mariota threw for 198 yards and four touchdowns, including two TD strikes to tight end Colt Lyerla, and No. 2 Oregon beat No. 23 Washington 52-21 on Saturday night.

Mariota rebounded from an interception on the Ducks' opening series to complete 15 of 24 passes and Oregon (6-0, 3-0 Pac-12) won its ninth straight overall dating back to last season, as well as its ninth straight in the series against the rival Huskies (3-2, 1-1).

Lyerla caught three passes for 71 yards, including touchdowns of 10 and 13 yards. Kenjon Barner, who went into the game ranked 10th in the nation with an average of 121 yards rushing per game, ran for 122 yards and the Ducks built a 35-7 lead at halftime.

Bishop Sankey ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns for Washington.

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