Here Is De’Anthony Thomas’ Record Setting 91-Yard TD Run At The Rose Bowl (Video)
Wide receiver Lavasier Tuinei may have been the recipient of the Rose Bowl MVP award – and a worthy one, with 8 receptions, 158 yards and 2 touchdowns – following Oregon’s 45-38 victory over Wisconsin, but the real game-changer for the Ducks was running back/kick returner De’Anthony Thomas.
Sure, Thomas may have only carried the ball twice, but both of those carries went for long touchdowns, including a 91-yard run at the end of the first quarter that tied the game at 14-14 and set a new Rose Bowl record for longest run. The previous mark was held by Tyrone Wheatley, who recorded an 88-yard run during the 1993 Rose Bowl.
For Thomas, the “Granddaddy of Them All” was the perfect stage for him to show the entire nation why he is one of the most dynamic weapons in all of college football. And for those who didn’t receive that message during his first touchdown run, they surely got it during his second; a 61-yard end-around at the beginning of the third quarter.
With De’Anthony Thomas still in Eugene next season, don’t expect the Ducks’ offense to slow down in 2012.