Saturday, December 4, 2010
By Ted Miller
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon is in control, but its offense has been sputtering. So Chip Kelly reached into his bag of tricks.
A 64-yard run from linebacker Michael Clay on a fake punt -- a run up the middle on a direct snap -- set up a Ducks TD and now it's 23-7 with 8:39 left in the third quarter, and the Beavers' situation is dire.
The Ducks turned the ball over on downs on the Beavers' 32 on their first possession of the second half. They then looked like they would go three-and-out before the fake punt.
The TD came on a third-and-6 play -- 19 yards on an inside screen to D.J. Davis.
Oregon State needs to respond, but the Ducks' defense has stepped up since the first quarter.