|(Photo: Jonathan Stewart)|
Sophomore running back Jonathan Stewart has rushed for over 100 yards in both of his starts in the 2006 season. Stewart now has 13 touchdowns in 13 career games. One of those touchdowns came against Oklahoma in the first score of the game, and one last week against Fresno State on his only carry.
In a highly discussed battle over who would have a bigger day between he and Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, Stewart ran for 144 yards on 23 carries with one touchdown and one fumble and a 6.3 yards-per-carry average. Peterson ran for 216 yards on 34 carries with one touchdown and 6.3 yards-per-carry. Peterson lived up to the hype of being a Heisman contender the last couple of seasons, but Stewart made his mark on the Ducks win.
|(Photo: Stewart's fumble)|
In a game with highly controversial refereeing, Oklahoma fans claim to have been the brunt of the possible errors. Some argue that Oregon's Brian Paysinger was not 10 yards from the line of scrimmage when he first touched the ball on the onside kick in the last minute of the game, and if called correctly, would have given Oklahoma the win.
This picture appears to show Stewart with the ball in hand, albeit loosely, and with a knee on the ground before his fumble. If so, Oregon also was significantly affected by a referee error, and Oklahoma was not the only team affected by a supposed mistake.
|(Photo: Dennis Dixon's winning TD pass)|
Junior quarterback Dennis Dixon has taken the reigns of the Oregon offense. On this specific play from the picture, Dixon hit receiver Brian Paysinger for a 23-yard touchdown. Dixon finished the day with 341 passing yards on 26-for-41 passing, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Rushing, Dixon had scrambled for 34 yards on 6 plays and had a key 16-yard touchdown on the ground in the fourth quarter.
Dixon set several career highs today. He threw for a high of 41 passes, 26 completions, and 341 yards. He also had his string of 161 pass attempts without an interception cut today when Nic Harris picked off Dixon in the fourth quarter. Dixon had a key role in 375 of the Ducks' 501 total offensive yards.
|(Photo: Onside kick)|
Brian Paysinger and Oklahoma's Malcolm Kelly reach for the ball on Oregon's onside kick by Luke Bellotti. Oregon recovered and went on to score the winning touchdown on this series. The onside kick was reviewed and the final decision stood in the Ducks' favor. However, the call was highly disputed as many thought that an Oregon player touched the ball before the necessary 10 yards from the line of scrimmage.
Paysinger finished the game with 2 receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown. His final grab was on a 23-yard pass from Dixon to tie the score. Kicker Paul Martinez knocked in the extra point for the 34-33 win.