KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — LaMichael James ran for 134 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown, in his first game back after a one-game suspension and No. 7 Oregon scored 45 consecutive points to beat Tennessee 48-13 on Saturday night.

James had only 27 yards at halftime after being targeted by the Volunteers' defense for the entire first half. He started picking up momentum after the break, rushing for 25 yards on five carries in the Oregon's first second-half drive. He broke several tackles on the 72-yard touchdown run on the first play of the subsequent drive for the Ducks (2-0).

James, who rushed for a Pac-10 freshman record 1,546 yards in 2009, returned to the field after serving his suspension for a offseason misdemeanor harassment charge.

Tennessee (1-1) went up 13-3 in the first half, which was delayed an hour by bad weather delay.