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Arizona stuns No. 5 Oregon as Ka'Deem Carey delivers 4 TDs

Arizona Wildcats running back Ka Deem Carey
Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns against Oregon.
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)

Arizona raced past Oregon for its biggest win in over two decades.

By doing so, the Wildcats ended the Ducks' national-championship hopes and may have knocked them out of the BCS altogether.

Ka'Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while becoming Arizona's all-time leading rusher, and the Wildcats took advantage of numerous Oregon miscues to shock the fifth-ranked Ducks 42-16 on Saturday.

Coming off a disappointing home loss to Washington State, Arizona (7-4, 4-4) didn't back off the throttle of its up-tempo offense against the fast-paced Ducks.

With Carey bursting through the line to punish defenders and B.J. Denker dinking and dashing with a variety of fakes, the Wildcats jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and kept going for their first win over a top-five team since knocking off No. 1 Washington 1992.

Oregon (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12) gave the Wildcats plenty of help with three turnovers and turning it over twice more on downs to end its national title hopes and, possibly, its four-year run of BCS bowls.

Carey was the workhorse for Arizona as he has been all season, carrying a school-record 48 times while scoring on runs of 6, 1, 9 and 2 yards to break Art Luppino's career record of 48 total touchdowns set from 1953-56. Carey also reached 3,913 career yards rushing, breaking the mark of 3,824 set by Trung Canidate from 1996-99.

Denker threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns, ran for 102 more and Arizona had 304 yards rushing, a season-high against Oregon.

The normally high-flying Ducks couldn't keep up in the Wildcats' final home game of the season.

Clinging to national-title hopes, Oregon sputtered most of the day, showing only flashes of the offensive brilliance that had them No. 2 in total offense and third in scoring entering the game.

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Marcus Mariota threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns, but also had two interceptions, his first since Nov. 17, 2012, against Stanford.

The first one was a spectacular play, too, kick-starting Arizona for the monumental upset.

It came on Oregon's first play from scrimmage, when Bralon Addison dropped a pass near the sideline. Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson snared the carom and flipped it back to teammate Scooby Wright as he was falling out of bounds.

Carey followed with a 6-yard touchdown run.

Oregon's next drive ended with another drop, this one by De'Anthony Thomas on what would have been a big third-down gain. Arizona followed with another touchdown, a 9-yard pass from Denker to Nate Phillips along the left sideline to make it 14-0.

The Wildcats kept marching on Oregon's defense, moving 83 yards in 16 plays for a 5-yard touchdown pass from Denker, who set it up by faking the run, to Terrence Miller to make it 21-3.

Arizona got one more chance after stopping Oregon on downs, ripping off 59 yards in 42 seconds for Carey's second TD, a 1-yard run that made it 28-9 at halftime.

The Wildcats' defense wasn't bad, either.

The Ducks needed over eight minutes to get their first first down and when they finally got a drive going, had to settle for Matt Wogan's 33-yard field goal after a holding call against tight end Pharaoh Brown negated Mariota's 6-yard TD run.

Oregon raced down for a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mariota to Brown in the second quarter, but the final two drives of the half ended in failure: Thomas Tyner lost a fumble and Mariota came up short on fourth-and-2 when he was stripped of the ball.

The Ducks opened second half by failing on a fourth-and-2 at Arizona's 6 and did nothing else until Mariota hit Josh Huff on a 2-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.

Arizona answered with a bruising 75-yard drive, capped by Carey's 49th career TD, a 2-yard run that put Arizona up 42-16.

Richardson sealed the upset with an interception near the goal line late in the fourth quarter and the fans streamed from the stands once the final horn sounded.

Tagged: Arizona, Oregon, Ka'Deem Carey, Marcus Mariota

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