EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Top-ranked Oregon has extra work this week, trying to figure out exactly what caused the Ducks' first-half malaise against Washington.
Nearly all the Ducks admitted that while the outcome might not have shown it, Oregon's 53-16 victory over the Huskies was nowhere close to the team's usual standard.
The Ducks had 107 yards in penalties and four fumbles, two of them lost. Oregon's normally prolific offense was held scoreless in the first quarter, and the team led by just 18-6 at the half -- something that no one foresaw against Washington.
Oregon (9-0, 6-0 Pac-10) visits California next weekend, before hosting Arizona and wrapping up the season in the annual Civil War game at Oregon State.