James injured in No. 9 Oregon's 43-15 win over Cal

October 7, 2011 - 12:50 AM
California Oregon Football

Oregon running back LaMichael James runs for a touchdown during the first half of their NCAA college football game against California in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — LaMichael James ran for 239 yards and a touchdown before he was carted off the field after injurung his right arm, dampening No. 9 Oregon's 43-15 victory over California on Thursday night.

The nation's leading rusher went down early in the fourth quarter and trainers stabilized his arm in a sleeve as fans chanted his name. The Ducks (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) were driving for their fourth straight touchdown in the second half against the Golden Bears (3-2, 0-2) when he was injured.

True freshman De'Anthony Thomas caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another score for the Ducks, who have won four straight since a season-opening loss to LSU.

Giorgio Tavecchio made three field goals — including a career-best 54-yarder — for Cal, which led 15-14 at the half but couldn't sustain its momentum against the country's top scoring offense.