Roper and Stewart lead Oregon over South Florida, 56-21

EL PASO, Texas (AP) _ Jonathan Stewart set a Sun Bowl record
with a career-high 253 yards rushing and Justin Roper threw four
touchdown passes in his first start as Oregon beat South Florida
56-21.
The Ducks scored 28 straight points in the third quarter to snap
a four-game postseason losing streak, their first bowl win since
beating Colorado 38-16 in the Fiesta Bowl after the 2001 season.
Oregon made it look easy against the Bulls, who boasted one of
the nation's better defenses. Credit the steady play by Roper, a
redshirt freshman, and Stewart, as smooth a runner as you'll find.
The Ducks won for the first time since losing quarterback Dennis
Dixon to a knee injury in November, snapping a three-game losing
streak the killed their national title hopes.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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