Posted by Chip Patterson
The Ducks were getting pounded by Auburn as the Tigers continued to eat clock with the rushing game. When Auburn held Oregon to another punt with 5:05 remaining someone had to make a big play in order to keep the Tigers from putting Oregon in a tight spot. After all, the Tigers used 4:26 of the game clock on the drive before. Then Casey Matthews punched the ball out of Cam Newton's hands in pursuit and caused the turnover that put Oregon back into the game.
The Ducks almost had it all end on 4th and 5 at the Auburn 40 yard line, but Thomas found D.J. Davis for a 29 yard reception to keep Oregon in the game. LaMichael James took the ball into the end zone three plays later after a Nick Fairley offsides call, and Oregon converted on the two-point conversion. We've got a classic folks, just as we expected.