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Huge crowd watches Oregon spring game

EUGENE, Ore. – Just a few months removed from the BCS championship, the Oregon Ducks played their spring game Saturday before a Pac-10 record crowd of more than 43,000.

Heisman finalist LaMichael James showed he hadn’t lost a step by running for a 67-yard touchdown for Oregon’s green team early in the day.

Rob Beard added three field goals for a 16-0 victory over the white team.

According to Oregon’s count, a Pac-10 and school spring record 43,468 fans showed up for the game.

The jump in attendance from 25,211 last year demonstrated the leap the program took last season, when Oregon went 12-0 before losing to Auburn in the BCS title game.