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
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.

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