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Rewinding No. 11 Oregon Ducks’ 31-24 victory against Fresno State Bulldogs

OregonLive.com logo OregonLive.com 9/4/2021 James Crepea, oregonlive.com
a group of people in a field: Defensive back Dontae Manning (#8) takes the field before the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Defensive back Dontae Manning (#8) takes the field before the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

EUGENE — We were live from Autzen Stadium for today’s season opener between No. 11 Oregon and Fresno State. The Ducks held on for a 31-24 victory.

The Ducks were three-score (20-point) favorites.

Here’s a recap of live updates from today’s game (11 a.m., Pac-12 Network).

4th QUARTER: OREGON 31, FRESNO STATE 24 - FINAL

— On third and five, CJ Verdell picks up six yards for a first down, and that seals it. After two kneel-downs, the Ducks escape with a 31-24 victory in their opener.

a group of football players on a field: Running back CJ Verdell dives over the goal line for a touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Running back CJ Verdell dives over the goal line for a touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Oregon ball at FSU 33. Anthony Brown Jr. loses a yard.

— Jake Haener pass for 7. Incomplete. Brandon Dorlus sack. False start. Complete to Jalen Cropper but short of first down. Turnover on downs.

— CJ Verdell long run of 17 wiped out by holding on Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu. Anthony Brown Jr. pass to Johnny Johnson III to FSU 38. Verdell no gain. Travis Dye for 2 and 0. Brown breaks free for 30-yard touchdown. Oregon 31, Fresno State 24 - 2:57

— Ronnie Rivers runs for 3. Haener pass loses 1. Incomplete. Punt. Mycah Pittman to the UO 37.

— CJ Verdell for 5, 3 and 11 to the 13. Verdell for 5. Incomplete pass for Mycah Pittman. Anthony Brown Jr. runs for 1. Camden Lewis 25-yard field goal ties the game. Oregon 24, Fresno State 24 - 7:41

a group of people posing for the camera: Defensive back Bennett Williams (#15) and the No. 11 Oregon Ducks take the field before a game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Defensive back Bennett Williams (#15) and the No. 11 Oregon Ducks take the field before a game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Incomplete pass, roughing the passer on Verone McKinley III. Incomplete pass on what could have been a huge gain. Justin Flowe forces a fumble, Jordan Happle recovers.

a group of football players on a field: Linebackers Noah Sewell (#1) and Mase Funa (#47) celebrate a turnover as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Linebackers Noah Sewell (#1) and Mase Funa (#47) celebrate a turnover as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— CJ Verdell runs for 9, 14, 3. Anthony Brown Jr. pass to Spencer Webb. Pass to Terrance Ferguson. Oregon to punt on fourth-and-three from own 40. Punt to FSU 4.

— 4-yard pass and late hit on Mase Funa, FSU inside the red zone. Ronnie Rivers runs for 3 and 3. Incomplete pass. 22-yard field goal gives Fresno State the lead. Fresno State 24, Oregon 21 - 13:03

— Aaron Mosby with sack-fumble of Anthony Brown Jr. and Fresno State recovers.

End 3rd QUARTER: OREGON 21, FRESNO STATE 21

— Incomplete pass. Anthony Brown Jr. sacked for loss of 2. Incomplete, defensive pass interference.

a group of football players on a field: Running back Travis Dye (#26) scores a touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Running back Travis Dye (#26) scores a touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Jake Haener runs for 2. Haener passes for 15 and 21. Jalen Cropper runs for 8. Pass loses 3. Ronnie Rivers gains 2. Punt to UO 5.

— Anthony Brown Jr. 13 yards to Jaylon Redd. Incomplete. Incomplete. Alex Forsyth goes down with a lower body issue, walks off. Jackson Powers-Johnson enters at center. Brown 5-yard pass to Travis Dye. Punt.

— Jake Haener 6-yard pass. Ronnie Rivers runs for 3, 5. Jordan Mims for 1. Haener to Ty Jones. Mims with a huge gain of 45 to the UO 18. Mims for 2. Pass for 9 to the 7. Incomplete, penalty for defensive pass interference on Noah Sewell. Haener 2-yard touchdown run; two-point conversion pass is good. Oregon 21, Fresno State 21 - 6:45

— Travis Dye runs for 7. Illegal hands to the face for 15 yards. Anthony Brown Jr. 3 yards pass to Kris Hutson. Brown to Johnny Johnson III. 12-yard throw to Mycah Pittman. Brown runs for 10. Dye runs for 5. Pass to CJ Verdell for a few. Verdell stopped on fourth-and-two.

HALFTIME: OREGON 21, FRESNO STATE 13

— Jake Haener 3-yard pass to Ronnie Rivers. Pass for 7. Pass to Ty Jones cross the 50. Haener drops down, Noah Sewell credited with a sack. Haener runs for 11, Justin Flowe with a very late hit and penalty moves FSU to UO 28. Incomplete pass. Incomplete pass. Pass for 11 to the UO 17. Incomplete. Haener 17-yard touchdown pass down the left seam to Jalen Cropper. Oregon 21, Fresno State 13 - 0:07

— Anthony Brown Jr. to Spencer Webb for 5. Travis Dye for 3. Brown to Mycah Pittman for 9 and 26. Brown sacked for loss of one. Brown 32-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Johnson III. Oregon 21, Fresno State 6 - 1:16 Brown 4/4 for 72 yards and a touchdown on the drive

— Ronnie Rivers runs for 4. Jake Haener incomplete pass. Haener passes for 15 yards, runs for 6, throws for 8 and 15 and incomplete. Haener to Jalen Cropper gains 8. Penalty makes it third-and-7. Pass for 8 yards and first down. Pass for 11 to the 20. Penalty for illegal snap. Pass for 5. Fumbled snap, FSU recovers. Incomplete pass on third-and-12 for Jalen Cropper, who had a step but overthrown ball. 39-yard FG is good. Oregon 14, Fresno State 6 - 3:31

a group of people wearing costumes: Running back CJ Verdell (#7) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Kris Hutson (#14) as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Running back CJ Verdell (#7) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Kris Hutson (#14) as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Cam McCormick gets in. Travis Dye runs for 5, 3, 1 and 2. Anthony Brown runs for 6. CJ Verdell for 3. Brown for 3. Brown to Spencer Webb for 5. Brown for no gain. Incomplete pass. Punt.

— Dru Mathis leaves the field on crutches with an apparent left knee injury

— Misdirection run loses 8 yards. 33-yard field goal is good. Oregon 14, Fresno State 3 - 14:16

— Kayvon Thibodeaux leave injury tent, trainers tape his left foot/ankle.

End 1st QUARTER: OREGON 14, FRESNO STATE 0

— Kayvon Thibodeaux goes down after getting clipped from behind, walks off under his own power. Ronnie Rivers for 8 yards. Treven Ma’ae in. Rivers for 4 yards. Dru Mathis helped off the field. Rivers for no gain. Jake Haener 12-yard pass. Rivers for 1. Incomplete. Haener scrambles and connects for 30. Haener for 12 more. Jordan Mims runs for loss of 1. Haener to Rivers for 2.

a person holding a toy: Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (#5) celebrates after forcing a turnover as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux (#5) celebrates after forcing a turnover as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu at right tackle, Dawson Jaramillo at left tackle, Steven Jones at right guard. CJ Verdell for no gain, Verdell for 4, Anthony Brown Jr. incomplete deep pass to Johnny Johnson III. Punt to FSU 15.

a group of people playing football on a field: Running back CJ Verdell takes the handoff as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Running back CJ Verdell takes the handoff as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Jake Haener pass to Ronnie Rivers for 5. Incomplete pass to nobody. Penalty makes third-and-10. Pass for 9. Nine-yard pass, Fresno State punts. Penalty for illegal block on Oregon, UO starts at own 28.

— Anthony Brown Jr. evades pressure and runs for 11 and a penalty for roughing the passer moves it to the 8. Brown runs for 4. Travis Dye 4-yard touchdown run up the middle. Oregon 14, Fresno State 0 - 6:40

a group of people playing football on a field: Quarterback Anthony Brown (#13) rushes for the game-winning touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks hold off the Fresno State Bulldogs, 31-24, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Quarterback Anthony Brown (#13) rushes for the game-winning touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks hold off the Fresno State Bulldogs, 31-24, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Justin Flowe and Dontae Manning in to open drive. Ronnie Rivers runs for 2. Reviewed for potential fumble, overturned to fumble forced by Noah Sewell and Kayon Ware-Hudson recovers at Fresno State 27.

— Ducks in 12 personnel with DJ Johnson and Moliki Matavao at tight end. CJ Verdell runs for 2. Verdell loses 1. Verdell 2-yard touchdown run. Camden Lewis in for the PAT. Oregon 7, Fresno State 0 - 8:07

— Kayvon Thibodeaux drills Jake Haener, fumble return by Mase Funa to the 3.

— Incomplete swing pass to Travis Dye. Anthony Brown Jr. runs for 3. Brown runs up the middle for nine and first down. Pass to Kris Hutson for 19. Pass to Mycah Pittman for 5. Brown loses a yard. Incomplete pass, Brown was being pressured and ball was tipped. Punt goes for touchback, nearly stopped at the 1 but will start at 30 instead after a penalty.

a group of people performing on stage in front of a crowd: The Oregon cheerleaders and student section as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian The Oregon cheerleaders and student section as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Ronnie Rivers runs for no gain. Jake Haener 3-yard pass. Haener to Jalen Cropper for 12 and first down. Rivers for no gain. Incomplete pass. Braydn Swinson sack, setup by Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon moved to a 5 man front and got a ton of pressure from all directions.

— Dru Mathis starts at weak-side linebacker and Trikweze Bridges starts at boundary cornerback.

— Oregon wins the toss and defers. Fresno State receiving to the West to open.

PREGAME

— First team receivers in 11 vs. 11 are Johnny Johnson III, Mycah Pittman and Kris Hudson. Second team receivers are Jaylon Redd, Devon Williams, Dont’e Thornton.

— Ty Thompson is QB2 in 7 vs 7. Jay Butterfield QB2 during 11 vs 11.

a group of people playing football on a field: Quarterback Anthony Brown (#13) rushes for the game-winning touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks hold off the Fresno State Bulldogs, 31-24, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Quarterback Anthony Brown (#13) rushes for the game-winning touchdown as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks hold off the Fresno State Bulldogs, 31-24, at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Dru Mathis at weak-side linebacker and Trikweze Bridges at boundary cornerback with first team in 7 vs 7. Dontae Manning and Darren Barkins are second-team corners.

a group of toy people: The Oregon Ducks mascot takes the field before the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian The Oregon Ducks mascot takes the field before the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

— Seven McGee appears to be No. 3 RB with Byron Cardwell behind and Trey Benson last in pregame rotation

— Steven Jones 1st team right tackle

— Center-quarterback pregame snaps: Anthony Brown Jr. with Alex Forsyth. Robby Ashford with Jackson Powers-Johnson. Jay Butterfield with Marcus Harper. Ty Thompson with a staffer. Bradley Yaffe with Kanen Rossi.

— All specialists present. Camden Lewis with Tom Snee holding. Henry Katleman with Race Mahlum holding. Lewis handling kickoffs.

— NFL scouts from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns in attendance

a woman holding a football ball: Oregon’s dance team performs during a break as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian Oregon’s dance team performs during a break as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks face the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

HOW TO WATCH

a group of toy people: The No. 11 Oregon Ducks take the field before facing the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. © Sean Meagher/The Oregonian The No. 11 Oregon Ducks take the field before facing the Fresno State Bulldogs in a college football game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

TV Channel: Pac-12 Network

On air: Radio on 1080 “The Fan” in Portland, KUGN-AM 590 in Eugene

How to watch live online: You can watch this game live for FREE with fuboTV (free trial). You can also get this game on Sling TV (promotional offers) if you are out of fuboTV trials, or simply prefer that platform and their pricing plans. You can also watch this match live on Pac-12 Live with your cable or satellite provider login information.

PREGAME READING

a group of toy people: The No. 11 Oregon Ducks take the field ahead of their matchup against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.

The No. 11 Oregon Ducks take the field ahead of their matchup against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.
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