No. 2 Oregon runs over Arizona State 43-21

No. 2 Oregon runs over Arizona State 43-21

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TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 18: Running back Byron Marshall #9 of the Oregon Ducks rushes the football against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on October 18, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by John Marshall, Associated Press

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Posted on October 18, 2012 at 9:33 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kenjon Barner ran for 143 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Mariota added 135 yards, and No. 2 Oregon manhandled Arizona State in a 43-21 victory Thursday night.

Facing its first true road test, Oregon (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) turned what was supposed to be a duel in the desert into another we've-seen-this-before rout by running over the Sun Devils in the first half.

The Ducks had their way against what had been the Pac-12's best defense, racing to a 36-point halftime lead and rushing for 406 yards to win their nation-leading 12th straight road game.

Arizona State (5-2, 3-1) got the start it wanted, forcing a fumble on Oregon's second play and scoring a touchdown on its first.

The Sun Devils wilted after that, unable to make up for the early loss of star defensive tackle Will Sutton or find a way to slow down the Ducks as they raced past.

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