Return-score flurry lifts Oregon over UCLA

Return-score flurry lifts Oregon over UCLA

Published Oct. 11, 2009 3:35 a.m. ET

When Oregon puts together the highlight reel of its remarkable turnaround from that season-opening loss to Boise State, the Ducks probably could leave the first four minutes of this second half unedited.

With one incredible play after another, the 13th-ranked Ducks turned a defense-dominated snoozer into another showcase for their ample talent and rising confidence in a 24-10 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

With Oregon trailing 3-0 at halftime, Kenjon Barner returned the second-half kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown, and Talmadge Jackson returned an interception 32 yards for another score just 13 seconds later. After a fumble recovery, Jeff Maehl then took a short screen pass 20 yards through traffic for the Ducks' third TD just 3:54 after halftime.


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