Oregon running back Kenjon Barner (24) heads down field ahead of a pack of Oregon State defenders during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV/AP) -
The Oregon Ducks claimed in-state bragging rights with a 48-24 win over Oregon State in the Civil War on Saturday.
The Ducks were led by running back Kenjon Barner, who ran for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow running back De'Anthony Thomas also had a big day, running for 122 yards and three touchdowns.
The annual Civil War rivalry game was closely contested until the Ducks pulled away in the second half with four unanswered touchdowns, capped by Marcus Mariota's fourth-quarter pass to B.J. Kelley with 11:55 to go.
Today's Civil War win at Reser Stadium improved Oregon to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the Pac-12. However, in order to play for the Pac-12 championship, the Ducks still need UCLA to help with a victory over Stanford in Los Angeles.
To be back in the mix for a national championship berth, the Ducks also need USC to topple undefeated and top-ranked Notre Dame.
The surprising 15th-ranked Beavers are now 8-3 overall this season with one game to go. A year ago, Oregon State went 3-9 overall.
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