Arizona's Jason Johnson (left) gets sacked by Oregon's Kevin Mitchell (right) for a loss in the third quarter at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002. Final score Oregon 31 Arizona 14. (AP Photo/John Miller)
Oregon's defense managed to shut out Arizona in the final three-quarters of the game. The Wildcats built a 14-7 lead after the first quarter but Oregon went on the score 24 unanswered points to win the game 31-14. The Ducks held Arizona to 30 yards of net rushing for the night. Johnson was more successful passing though, as he was 23 of 41 for 302 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Oregon's Onterrio Smith (2) outmaneuvers Arizona's Gary Love (9) for a short gain in the third quarter at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002. (AP Photo/John Miller)
Smith has equaled an Oregon school record of five consecutive 100-yard rushing games by matching Ahmad Rashad's (then known as Bobby Moore) mark in the 1971 season. Smith ended the Arizona game with 145 yards rushing on 28 carries and two touchdowns. Smith now has a total of 612 yards from 130 carries and nine touchdowns. Rashad finished the 1971 season with a total of 1,211 yards on 249 carries and seven touchdowns.
Arizona's Mike Bell (26) tries to out run the grip of Oregon's Keith Lewis (16) and Garret Graham (42) in the first quarter at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Wily Low)
Bell replaced Arizona starter Clarence Farmer who was injured last week against North Texas. Bell scored the first touchdown of the game with a pass reception in the first quarter. The Ducks were able to hold Arizona to 30 yards of rushing.
Oregon's Keith Lewis (16) hauls in an interception in front of Arizona's Bobby Wade (1) in the third quarter at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002. (AP Photo/John Miller)
The interception was Lewis' second for the season.
Lewis also had a pick-off against Mississippi State. Wade was the biggest thorn in the Ducks' side on Saturday night in Tucson by catching 12 passes for 151 yards. Wade also had a touchdown reception in the first quarter. The Ducks allowed 302 yards of passing. Oregon has given up 1,105 yards or 221 yards-per-game of passing so far this season as opposed to 397 total net rushing yards or 79.4 net rushing yards-per-game.
Oregon's Keenan Howry (15) makes a touchdown catch in the end zone in the third quarter at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002. (AP Photo/John Miller)
Howry recorded his first touchdown of the season and also his 40th straight game with at least one reception. Howry now trails former Arizona receiver Dennis Northcutt who had 42 straight games with at least one reception. Howry had a total of two receptions for 49 yards and the touchdown against the Wildcats. Howry also threw a pass and rushed the ball twice for two yards. On special teams, Howry had five punt returns for 48 yards with a long of 16 yards. Howry now has a total of 21 all-purpose touchdowns in his career for the Ducks.
Oregon's Charles Favroth (11) stops Arizona's Bobby Wade (1) in his tracks in the second quarter at Arizona Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Wily Low)
Arizona was only able to mount one serious scoring drive after the first quarter. The drive ended on downs in the fourth quarter when the Wildcats trailed the Ducks by 17 points. Oregon improved to 5-0 and 1-0 in the Pac-10 while Arizona is now 3-2 for the seasons and 1-0 in the Pac-10.