SAN ANTONIO — The first half of the Alamo Bowl was fruitful for Oregon, but the Ducks’ success came with a price. 

Vernon Adams Jr., Dwayne Stanford and Matt Hegarty each left the game in the first half with injuries and never returned. Their statuses for the second half remain unknown. 

Adams’ injury may prove to be the most costly for the Ducks. The senior quarterback was 13 of 19 for 197 yards and a touchdown — including three 40-plus yard completions — before he took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Derrick Kindred with 4:52 to play in the half. 

Adams was aided off the field and went to the locker room for further evaluation. In his stead, Jeff Lockie was 3 of 4 for 16 yards in setting up an Oregon field goal for the 31-0 lead at the half. 

Hegarty, Oregon’s senior center, left the game with two minutes left in the first quarter after falling to the turf following a play. He was replaced at center by Doug Brenner. 

Stanford, a redshirt junior, had three catches for 32 yards before catching his foot on the turf after a reception. He was seen leaving the field at halftime with a boot on. 

Prior to the game, TCU had dealt with its own departures as all-American wide receiver Josh Doctson didn’t suit up with a wrist injury and star quarterback Trevone Boykin was suspend following his arrested Thursday morning. 

At the half, Oregon had amassed 376 yards of total offense while the defense held the Horned Frogs to 142. 

More to come on Oregon’s injuries has information becomes available. 

— Tyson Alger
talger@oregonian.com
@tysonalger

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