Friday, January 1, 2010
Oregon takes lead on opening drive
By ESPN.com staff
PASADENA, Calif. -- Oregon takes its first lead, 17-16, with a 12-play touchdown drive to open the third quarter.
Good medicine there, seeing that Ohio State had its way most of the second quarter.
Again, it was Chip Kelly's aggressiveness on fourth down. Instead of kicking a 45-yard field goal, Kelly opted to go for it on fourth-and-3 and the Ducks converted when Jeremiah Masoli found Lavasier Tuinei for seven yards.
Now, can the Ducks defense get the ball back for its offense? They couldn't much of the second quarter, just when the momentum was swinging Oregon's way.