Final score: No. 11 Oregon Ducks 31, Fresno State 24

Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux, left, sacks Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener forcing a turnover during the first quarter at Autzen.

Fourth quarter

On fourth-and-2 from the 30-yard line, Anthony Brown fakes the option pitch to CJ Verdell and goes up the middle and then cuts right for the touchdown and a 31-24 lead with 2:57 remaining for Oregon against Fresno State.

The Ducks went 63 yards on the drive that took 3:04 after Mycah Pittman's 17-yard punt return. The big play of the drive was Brown's 32-yard completion to Johnny Johnson III to the Fresno State 38-yard line.

Oregon ties Fresno State 24-24 with 7:41 remaining in the game when Camden Lewis drills a 25-yard field goal after Oregon's drive bogged down at the Fresno State 7-yard line.

The Ducks got the ball at the Fresno State 32-yard line when Jordan Happle recovered a fumble from Bulldogs QB Jake Haener, who was fighting for extra yardage on a scramble up the middle.

Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown fumbles in the pocket and Fresno State recovers on the Ducks' 27-yard line to open the fourth quarter.

After a late hit penalty by the Ducks, the Oregon defense toughens up and holds Fresno State to a 22-yard Abraham Montano field goal with 13:03 remaining in the game as the Bulldogs take their first lead of the day at 24-21.

Third quarter

Fresno State QB Jake Haener runs around left end for 2 yards and TD with 6:45 left in the third quarter and hits Juan Rodriguez on the two-point conversion as the Bulldogs tie Oregon at 21-21 with 6:45 left in the third quarter.. Jordan Mims had the big play in the drive with a 45-yard run to the Oregon 18-yard line on third down. A pass interference penalty on Oregon in the end zone later put the ball on the 2-yard line.

Fresno State began the drive on its own 15-yard line after stopping Oregon on fourth-and-2 when CJ Verdell stumbled in the backfield.

Second quarter

Fresno State gets a Jake Haener touchdown pass to Jalen Cropper with 7 seconds left in the half to pull within 21-13 at halftime. A personal foul penalty on Justin Flowe helped the drive as Oregon finds itself in a battle in the season opener.

Haener is picking apart. He's 20-of-29 passing for 220 yards. The Bulldogs have minus-10 yards rushing. The Ducks have been held to 158 yards of offense and only 57 yards rushing.

Oregon goes 74 yards in 2:12 to take a 21-6 lead as Anthony Brown hits Johnny Johnson on a 32-yard pass play down the right sideline for the touchdown with1:16 left in the first half. Ducks get the ball to start the second half.

That was Oregon's best offensive drive of the game as they almost doubled its total offense. Brown had two nice completions in the drive to Mycah Pittman to set up the touchdown.

Abraham Montano makes a 39-yard field goal to pull Fresno State within 14-6 with 3:31 left in the first half. Fresno State has 164 yards passing and -10 yards rushing.

The Bulldogs began the drive on their own 10-yard line and marched to the Oregon 22-yard line with quarterback Jake Haener picking apart the Oregon defense. He's 15-of-20 passing so far.

Meanwhile, Oregon quarterback Anthony Brown is 3-of-7 passing for 29 yards and Oregon has only 88 yards of total offense. Oregon star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux has returned for Oregon after an early injury scare.

Fresno State gets a 33-yard field goal from Abraham Montano to make in 14-3 with 14:16 left in the first half against Oregon, which saw star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux go down with what looked like an ankle injury earlier in the drive. The big play in the drive for Fresno State was a 39-yard completion from Jake Haener to Keric Wheatfall on third-and-9 from the Bulldogs' 40-yard line.

First quarter

Oregon cashes in a second straight Fresno State lost fumble Travis Dye runs up the middle for a 4-yard touchdown and a 14-0 lead with 6:40 left in the first quarter.

The drive was set up when linebacker Noah Sewell forced Fresno State running back Ronnie Rivers to fumble and Keyon Ware-Hudson recovered for the Ducks on the Bulldogs' 27-yard line.

Oregon takes a 7-0 lead with 8:07 left in the first quarter when CJ Verdell caps a 3-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.

Both teams punted on their first possessions. On Fresno State's second possession, Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux hit Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener, fo forcing a fumble that linebacker Mase Funa returned to the 3-yard line.

Gameday information

RECORDS: Fresno State (1-0), Oregon (0-0)

WHEN: 11 a.m. Saturday

WHERE: Autzen Stadium. Gates open two hours prior to kickoff

WHAT FANS HAVE TO DO: A mask mandate is in place for all University of Oregon athletic events for those over the age of 5. Fans must present a vaccination card or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the games and a photo ID to be allowed into the stadium. All concessions have to be purchased through the app and only half of the concession stands in the stadium will be in operation.

TV: Pac-12 Networks. Announcers: Roxy Bernstein (play-by-play); Lincoln Kennedy (analyst)

RADIO: KUJZ-FM (95.3) and KUGN-AM (590)

LATEST LINE: Oregon favored by 20 1/2 points

HISTORY: Oregon leads the all-time series 7-2 and has won seven straight since back-to-back losses to the Bulldogs in 1981 and 1982. The Ducks lost 10-4 at Autzen Stadium in 1982. The last time the two teams met was a 42-25 Oregon win in 2012 during Marcus Mariota's freshman season at Autzen Stadium. Oregon has won the past seven games by an average score of 37-28. This is the sixth straight time one team has been ranked entering the game. Fresno State was ranked No. 23 before a 37-34 loss at Autzen Stadium in 2005.

WEATHER FORECAST: 72 degrees and sunny at kickoff with winds 4 mph or less throughout the game, warming up to 83 degrees by 2 p.m. 

SHUTTLES TO THE GAME: Pregame shuttles to the stadium also will be cashless, with mobile passes available for purchase in advance. First Student has replaced LTD as operator of the gameday shuttles from three locations: Valley River Center, Lane Events Center and Pacific Source. Shuttles begin running three hours before kickoff at 8 a.m. and are $5 per person for a round-trip ticket.

OTHER PAC-12 GAMES: Oregon State at Purdue, 4 p.m.; Stanford vs. Kansas State, at Arlington, Texas, 9 a.m.; San Jose State at USC, 2 p.m.; Montana at Washington, 5 p.m.; LSU at UCLA, 5:30 p.m.; BYU at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.; Nevada at California, 7:30 p.m.; Utah State at Washington State, 8 p.m. 

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Ashley Conklin, The Register-Guard