Oregon survives against UCLA

Ducks win nervous outing, 38-35, at Autzen
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EUGENE - The 11th-ranked Oregon football team overcame a spuncky opponent playing with a back-up quarterback, to post a 38-35 win in Pac-12 Conference play Saturday at Autzen Stadium.

Sophomore Tyler Shough threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns and the Ducks created four turnovers on the way to improving to 3-0 on the season.

One of the turnovers turned into a touchdown on the final play of the first half, giving Oregon a 24-21 lead.

Oregon, which had not created a turnover in its first two games, ended with a 4-1 edge in turnovers, although it's lone turnover was turned into a touchdown return by UCLA.

The Bruins dropped to 1-2 on the season. UCLA had the ball inside the Oregn 40 yard line in the final minute of play, but could not move further. The Bruins ran for 267 yards - 167 by Demetric Felton. 

Freshman Chase Griffin, making his first start, was 19-of-31 for 1954 yards and one touchdown. UCLA set up for a Hail Mary to close out the first half, but Griffin's arm was hit and the ensuing jump ball went only 10 yards before being caught by Oregon linebacker Jordan Happle, who ran 58 yards for a touchdown.

Shough was 19-of-30 on the day. Oregon ran for just 88 yards on 34 carries.

The Ducks return to action Friday against Oregon State in Corvallis.