It's not fun to play the Oregon Ducks, especially coming out of the half. Sure, the Ducks might let a team hang around, but the second half is almost invariably Oregon time. This has held true in the Pac-12 Championship, despite what appeared to be a momentary chink in the armor.
Oregon did come away with a fruitless possession to open the half, giving UCLA the ball back in prime position after a solid return and personal foul penalty. Four plays later, Kevin Prince kept the ball himself, waltzing into the end zone untouched to cut the Oregon lead to 11.
But that was it for UCLA, and the Ducks did what the Ducks do for the next 12 minutes. Two minutes after the UCLA score, Oregon answered back on a LaMichael James touchdown run from three yards out. Five minutes after that, Darron Thomas hit David Paulson for 22 yards and a touchdown, pushing the Ducks' lead to 25.
With 15 minutes to go in the Pac-12 Championship, Oregon leads UCLA, 49-24.