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Lame showing by Ducks vs. Sooners

It was a sight incredibly familiar to San Diego fans -- a quarterback named Leaf throwing an interception.

This time it came in the Holiday Bowl, and it was by Brady Leaf, younger brother of Ryan Leaf.

With No. 6 Oregon in position to at least tie it with a field goal, Oklahoma's Clint Ingram made a leaping interception at about the 10-yard line with 33 seconds left to preserve the Sooners' 17-14 upset of the Ducks last night.

Leaf had thrown a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tim Day with 3:30 left to pull the Ducks to 17-14.

Oregon's defense held, and Leaf began another drive at his 22 with 3:04 to play. He threw a 38-yard pass to Terrence Whitehead, who zigzagged to the Oklahoma 34. On third and 14 from the 39, Leaf rolled right, was flushed back to the left, and evaded one tackle before sidearming a pass to Jeremiah Johnson for a 19-yard gain.

Two plays later, Ingram got in front of Demetrius Williams for the interception.

Brady Leaf was booed when he came in for Oregon's third possession, and again when a scoreboard graphic noted that he was Ryan Leaf's younger brother. Ryan Leaf, the quarterback who played for the Chargers for three seasons, was perhaps the biggest bust in NFL history.

Brady Leaf had helped rally the Ducks (10-2) in three of their final four games. The Sooners (8-4) have won six of seven.

Oregon led, 7-3, after the lowest-scoring first half in Holiday Bowl history, but its offense was a no-show for most of the second half. Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson heated up after intermission, finishing with 84 yards on 23 carries.

Emerald Bowl -- Travis LaTendresse caught 16 passes for 214 yards and four touchdowns, Brett Ratliff passed for 381 yards, and Utah rolled up 550 total yards in a 38-10 victory over No. 24 Georgia Tech in San Francisco.

Quinton Ganther ran for 120 yards and added a 41-yard TD romp in the fourth quarter for the Utes (7-5). Each of LaTendresse's TD catches, of 14, 23, 25, and 16 yards, came on simple post patterns.

''They quit on themselves," said LaTendresse. ''Slowly but surely, they gave up. That first quarter, they had a lot of fight, and they were talking. But slowly their talk diminished."

Reggie Ball passed for 258 yards for Georgia Tech (7-5).

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