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Verdell, No. 12 Oregon Stun No. 3 Ohio State 35-28

Sep 11, 2021, 3:28 PM
CJ Verdell #7 of the Oregon Ducks...
CJ Verdell #7 of the Oregon Ducks scores a touchdown against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first half at Ohio Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gaelen Morse/Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — C.J. Verdell ran for 161 yards and had three touchdowns as shorthanded No. 12 Oregon upset the No. 3 Buckeyes 35-28 for their first regular-season loss in nearly three years.

Ohio State never led the game it was favored the win by 14 1/2 points despite gaudy numbers from freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud.

Its front seven struggled to contain Verdell, control the edge and get after Ducks quarterback Anthony Brown in front.

The Buckeyes had a chance to tie it late after pulling within a touchdown with 7:55 left.

But when they got the ball again, Stroud took his first sack of the day and then threw an interception in front of a stunned crowd of more than 100,000.

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