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Stanford Foils Uo In Overtime

Kevin Miller kicked a game-tying, 25-yard field goal, then hit a 27-yarder in overtime Saturday as Stanford rallied for a 27-24 Pac-10 football victory over Oregon in Stanford, Calif.

Oregon (3-4, 0-4 in the Pac-10) took a 24-14 lead when Pat Johnson returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score with 9:21 remaining. But Stanford (2-3, 1-1) scored the final 10 points in regulation to force the shootout-style overtime, instituted by the NCAA this season.

The Ducks’ first overtime possession ended when Tony Graziani, returning from a four-game absence because of a leg injury, fumbled at the end of a scramble. Stanford’s Carl Hansen recovered, and the Cardinal took its turn from the 25.

Mike Mitchell, who had two touchdown runs in regulation, carried five times and moved the ball to the 10 before Miller came on to kick the game-winner.

Stanford’s Chad Hutchinson hit 27 of 41 passes for 365 yards, including a 27-yard TD pass to Damon Dunn with 8:02 remaining in regulation to get Stanford close.

Stanford 27, Oregon 24

Oregon 7 3 7 7 0 - 24

Stanford 7 0 0 17 3 - 27

Stan-Mitchell 6 run (Miller kick) Ore-McCullough 3 run (Smith kick) Ore-FG Smith 19 Ore-Griffin 50 pass from Graziani (Smith kick) Stan-Mitchell 42 run (Miller kick) Ore-Johnson 95 kickoff return (Smith kick) Stan-Dunn 27 pass from Hutchinson (Miller kick) Stan-FG Miller 25 Stan-FG Miller 27 A-41,150.

Ore Stan First downs 23 25 Rushes-yards 43-157 39-149 Passing 254 365 Comp-Att-Int 16-32-1 27-41-0 Return Yards 4 34 Punts-Avg. 7-42.9 5-43.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 4-25 5-53 Time of Possession 29:38 30:22 Individual statistics RUSHINGOregon, McCullough 17-69, Parker 16-52, Graziani 8-27, Jelks 1-6, Winn 1-3. Stanford, Mitchell 20-121, Bookman 8-49, Comella 4-3, Salina 2-0, Hutchinson 5-(minus 24) PASSINGOregon, Graziani 16-32-1-254. Stanford, Hutchinson 27-41-0-365.

RECEIVINGOregon, Hartley 4-84, Spence 3-50, Parker 3-22, Griffin 2-73, Ricketts 2-6, Wilcox 1-12, Hodge 1-7. Stanford, Dunn 8-115, Kirwan 5-80, Clark 3-27, Bookman 2-38, Mitchell 2-28, Manning 2-19, Comella 2-14, Ritchie 1-18, Salina 1-14, Walters 1-12.

USC 14, Arizona 7

At Los Angeles, LaVale Woods scored twice on short runs, and Southern California’s defense, bolstered by the return of three starters, shut down Arizona most of the game.

USC (4-2, 2-1) built a 14-0 lead and gave up only a third-quarter touchdown by the Wildcats (3-3, 1-2).

Brad Otton completed 23 of 41 for 220 yards for the Trojans.

Of the three USC defenders coming back from one-game suspensions, linebacker Sammy Knight had eight tackles and two assists; tackle Darrell Russell had two tackles and two assists; and safety Brian Kelly had two tackles.

Those three, along with wide receiver Larry Parker, were suspended for last weekend’s 22-15 loss to Cal for trading in their football shoes for clothing at a sports shoe store.

Arizona 0 0 7 0 - 7

Southern Cal 7 0 7 0 - 14

USCWoods 1 run (Abrams kick) USCWoods 1 run (Abrams kick) UA-Dice 2 pass from Batten (Peyton kick) A-51,088.

UA USC First downs 13 25 Rushes-yards 34-135 46-77 Passing 112 220 Comp-Att-Int 12-25-0 23-41-0 Return Yards (-1) 5 Punts-Avg. 7-43.9 7-39.6 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 2-1 Penalties-Yards 10-86 4-39 Time of Possession 24:04 35:56 Individual statistics RUSHINGUA, K. Smith 14-97, Taylor 10-15, Schmidtke 4-12, Peyton 1-4, Batten 2-3, Callen 2-3, Myles 1-1. USC, L. Woods 19-76, Washington 10-27, Walters 9-24, Otton 8-(minus-50).

PASSINGUA, K. Smith 7-16-0-57, Batten 5-9-0-55. USC, Otton 23-41-0-220.

RECEIVINGUA, McDaniel 3-31, Dice 2-36, Lucky 2-25, R. Williams 2-13, Taylor 1-4, Schmidtke 1-3, Metzler 1-0. USC, Allred 6-59, Sermons 6-44, C. Miller 4-53, B. Miller 3-41, Parker 2-24, L. Woods 1-3, Hall 1-(minus-4).


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