De’Anthony Thomas was at it again after the star running back delivered for the second time in the opening 15 minutes to give Oregon a 15-0 lead in the first quarter. Thomas, after scoring in just 12 seconds with a 94 yard kick turn, scored again on a 23 yard gain on a pass from Marcus Mariota.
Glendale, Ariz. (Sporting Alert) – The Oregon Ducks got off to a flying start in the Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday.
It took the No. 4 ranked Ducks just 12 seconds to get on the scoring sheet, after sophomore Running back De’Anthony Thomas returned a kickoff for 94 yards to stunned the Wildcats’ fans here at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Thomas picked up the kick and skipped away from all his challenges with his blazing speed on his way for the touchdown.
And instead of going for a field goal, coach Chip Kelly instructed his men to go for two points and they did so successfully through Dion Jordan, who dove into the end zone for the extras and 8-0 early lead.
No. 5 Kansas State will be hoping for a quick response and are favourites to do so with almost the entire game left to be played.
Head coach Bill Snyder had a puzzling look on his face following the early score, but has instructed his team not to panic.
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