Second-ranked Oregon dispatches Colorado 70-14

Second-ranked Oregon dispatches Colorado 70-14
October 27, 2012, 6:16 pm
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Oregon running back Kenjon Barner, right, rushes down the sideline ahead of Colorado defender Derrick Webb during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) 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.

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.