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By the Numbers: Oregon at Arizona

Oregon dominated Arizona in all facets of the game Saturday night at Arizona Stadium on its way to a 56-31 victory. Here are some telling facts and figures from Saturday’s game:

288: Oregon running back LaMichael James ripped off a career-high 288 rushing yards on only 23 carries on Saturday. With his performance James eclipsed Onterrio Smith – who ran for 285 yards against Washington State in 2001 – for the most single-game rushing yards in Oregon history. James set the tone with a 12-yard touchdown run 2:42 into the first quarter and finished the game with two touchdowns and 12.5 yards per carry. James’ combination of breakaway speed and power left the struggling Arizona front seven reeling with no answers.

415: As a team Oregon rushed for 415 yards and six touchdowns to yield 8.8 yards per carry. Running back Kenjon Barner rushed for 72 yards and two scores on 13 carries while quarterback Darron Thomas ran for 52 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. Over the last three games Arizona has given up 851 total rushing yards, resulting in 283.6 rushing yards per game. After rushing for 389 yards against the Wildcats last season, Oregon has now ran for 804 yards against Arizona in their last two meetings.

1,677: Arizona’s defense is among some of the worst in the country, having given up a miserable 1,677 total yards over the course of the last three games. Opponents are averaging 559 yards per game during that period as running backs continue to tear apart Arizona’s inexperienced defense.

43.3: After giving up 37 points to both Stanford and Oklahoma State, followed up by 56 to Oregon on Saturday, the Wildcats have allowed 43.3 points to their last three opponents.

3: The last three running backs to face the Wildcats have rushed for career-highs – Oklahoma State’s Joseph Randle (124 yards), Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor (153 yards) and James (288 yards).

10: Quarterback Nick Foles has been sacked 10 times in the last two games for -86 yards. Five of those sacks came against Oregon as the Ducks got to the quarterback – who still threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns – five times for a loss of 46 yards.

8: Place kicker Alex Zendejas had his eighth career extra point blocked in the second quarter, giving him nine missed PATs on his career. Zendejas did drill a 28-yard field goal in the second quarter.

9: The Wildcats committed nine penalties for 91 yards including a few costly personal fouls. Arizona has now committed 33 penalties for 257 yards on the season.

5: Arizona receivers dropped at least five passes Saturday night including what would have been a long touchdown to Juron Criner. Criner had two big drops while receivers Gino Crump and David Roberts also dropped balls.

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