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No. 24 Huskies beat No. 6 Ducks; damage their CFP hopes

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 24 Washington Huskies upset the No. 6 Oregon Ducks on Saturday. The Huskies won 37-34 at Auzten Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.

This is a damaging blow for the Ducks. Before the contest, the team was considered a potential contender to appear in the College Football Playoff.

Michael Penix Jr. rolls out to throw a pass against the Oregon Ducks (Photo by Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

However, with this loss, it is highly unlikely to happen now. No two-loss team has appeared in the College Football Playoff.

With the win, the Huskies improved to 8-2. Washington has now won four in a row.

The loss dropped the Ducks to 8-2. Oregon had their seven game win streak snapped.

This was their first loss since Labor Day weekend when the Ducks were defeated by the Georgia Bulldogs in their season-opener.

Huskies quarterback Michael Penix has gone 26 of 35 for 408 yards. He also had two touchdown passes and one interception.

This was the second time on the season that the former Indiana quarterback surpassed 400 passing yards in a game. He had a season-high 511 yards against the Arizona Wildcats on October 15th.

Wayne Taulapapa had 10 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown. Jalen McMillan had eight catches for 122 yards.

Ducks quarterback Bo Nix went 19 of 27 for 280 yards. He had two touchdown passes.

Mar’Keise Irving had 19 carries for 143 yards. Troy Franklin had five receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown.

Oregon outscored Washington in the second half. However, they did not have enough points to beat the Huskies.

The Ducks scored 24 points in the final two quarters. Nix hit Dont’e Thornton for a 46-yard touchdown reception.

The former Auburn Tigers quarterback also connected with Troy Franklin for a 67-yard touchdown reception. Noah Whittington had a 29-yard rushing touchdown.

Camden Lewis also made a 26-yard field goal.

Huskies also scored 24 second half points. Penix hit Ja’Lynn Polk for a 76-yard touchdown reception.

Penix also connected with Taj Davis for a 62-yard touchdown pass. Cameron Davis scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown.

Peyton Henry made a 43-yard field goal.

Washington led 13-10 at halftime. Taulapapa scored on a 13-yard rushing touchdown.

Henry made two field goals. He made a 30-yard field goal.

He also connected on a 27-yard field goal.

Nix scored on a 10-yard rushing touchdown to give the Ducks seven points. Lewis also made a 43-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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