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Oregon Fakes Punt' Darron Thomas Completes Huge Pass; Ducks' Scoring Drive Falls Short

The Oregon Ducks have responded to Auburn's scoreboard surge with two huge plays, late in the third quarter of the 2011 BCS Championship Game, and they're all going to go for nothing. A 14-yard rush by LaMichael James converts Oregon's first set of downs, and when met with fourth down on the next set, the Ducks line up in punt formation -- and punter Jackson Rice flips the ball to Marvin Johnson, who skitters 11 yards down the field for another conversion.

The next highlight-reel play comes right away, as Darron Thomas flings the ball 43 yards downfield, where it lands on the outstretched fingertips of Lavasier Tuinei, who clearly knows it's coming, but that doesn't make the catch any less spectacular. This puts the Ducks at Auburn's 3-yard line, and from there they'll only get as far as the 1-yard line. The Tigers take over on downs, with 2:26 remaining in the third quarter.

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