750 The Game’s own Bennett Dewan (
@FlatlandPhoto) was on the sidelines at AT&T Stadium for the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers in the massive season-opener. Auburn got a last-minute touchdown to beat the Ducks in a thriller, 27-21.
The stage is set for No.11 Oregon vs No.16 Auburn
Uncle Phil always supports his Ducks.
Apple CEO and proud Auburn grad Tim Cook watches as his Tigers face the Ducks.
Justin Herbert threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Spencer Webb that made it 14-3 Ducks late in the first quarter.
The Ducks run game, led by CJ Verdell and Travis Dye (pictured) got off to an effective start against the stout Tigers defensive line.
New Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos was able to design pressures on Auburn true freshman quarterback Bo Nix that rattled the young QB early in the game. Nix, however, had the last laugh.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Bryan Addison made one catch for six yards, but it was his drop on a 3rd-down play in the back of the end zone that would haunt the Ducks later in the game.
Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn expresses frustration as a false start penalty keeps the Tigers from attempting a game-tying two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, instead settling for an extra point that made it a 21-20 game.
With 2:40 remaining and trailing 21-20, Nix and the Tigers took over from their own 40 yard line. The true freshman converted a 4th-&-3 scramble by a shoelace near midfield, then completed a 3rd-&-10 to receiver Seth Williams before connecting again with Williams on the game-winning 26-yard score with :09 left on the clock.
Our own John Canzano watches alongside Ducks linebacker Troy Dye (35) as Oregon’s offense attempts a final heave to the end zone on the final play
Malzahn expresses relief with the Tigers comeback victory 27-21 that saw them score 21 unanswered points to beat the Ducks.
Oregon Ducks head coach Mario Cristobal is left to wonder what could have been, as his team is edged in heartbreaking fashion.