Oct 22, 2011 7:02 PM by Jordan Mason
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Playing without Darron Thomas and LaMichael James, No. 9 Oregon bulldozed injury-riddled Colorado 45-2 Saturday.
The Ducks lost none of their quick-strike scoring ability without their injured quarterback and running back. Thomas was out with a knee injury and James missed his second straight game while recovering from a dislocated elbow.
With Bryan Bennett under center and Kenjon Barner at tailback, the Ducks (6-1, 4-0 Pac-10) used four drives that averaged just 1:36 each to build a 29-0 lead after one quarter.
Barner reeled off touchdown runs of 4 and 84 yards and Bennett found running back De'Anthony Thomas for a 14-yard touchdown and tight end David Paulson from 31 yards out.
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