On a 70-degree night in the desert, Wildcats faithful packed Arizona Stadium for one of the bigger games in school history. With four teams still alive in the Rose Bowl hunt and the possibility of a six-way tie in place, Arizona's upset against number eleven-ranked Oregon will eliminate any chance for the Ducks to play in Rose Bowl.
Jeremiah Masoli carried Oregon one step closer to the Rose Bowl. The gifted quarterback tied it with a touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with six seconds left in regulation, then won it with a one-yard run in the second overtime as Oregon defeated Arizona, 44-41 on 21st November 2009 in Tucson.
Masoli threw three touchdown passes and ran for three more scores as the Ducks rallied from a 24-14 deficit early in the fourth quarter. He ended up with 26 of 47 passing for 284 yards and ran 16 times for 61 yards, accounting for all six of the Ducks’ touchdowns.
Tucson had been Oregon’s house of horrors. On the past two trips, the Ducks had lost their starting quarterback to season-ending injury – Kellen Clemens in 2005 and Dennis Dixon in 2007. This time, the unflappable Masoli emerged unscathed and will lead the Ducks to a showdown for a Rose Bowl berth against Oregon State Beavers.
The Pac-10 Champion, Oregon, will play the Big 10 Champion, Ohio State in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena on 1st January 2010. Fans in Malaysia can watch the game live on Astro Star Sports, 2nd January 2010 starting at 6am.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Posted at 3:17 PM