De’Anthony Thomas returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to help the Oregon Ducks defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 35-17, in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.
Thomas finished with 15 yards rushing and 60 yards receiving, including a 23-yard catch-and-score in the opening quarter.
Marcus Mariota threw for 166 yards and two TDs for number-four Oregon, which won a BCS bowl for the second straight year.
He also ran for 62 yards and a score.
The Ducks close the season at 12-and-1.
Texas A&M and Oklahoma will meet in the Cotton Bowl tonight at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Aggies are led by Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel (MAN-zell), who became the first freshman to claim the award.
Manziel threw for 3,419 yards with 24 touchdowns against just eight interceptions this season in the Aggies’ first year in the SEC.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports