GAME SUMMARY

First quarter

What happened: Oregon rolled up 176 yards of offense and led Auburn 14-3.

The big play: A 47-yard completion from Justin Herbert to Johnny Johnson III put the ball at the Auburn 3-yard line leading to a UO touchdown on the Ducks' opening drive.

Momentum swing: Herbert’s 20-yard TD pass to Spencer Webb with 2:11 to play gave the Ducks a 14-3 lead.

Beyond the boxscore: Backup right tackle Brady Aiiello switched his jersey number to 82 so he could enter the game as a tight end for an extra blocker.

Second quarter

What happened: Auburn’s 25-yard FG was the only score of the quarter as the Ducks led 14-6 at halftime.

The big play: Auburn’s Big Cat Bryant returned a fumble by Justin Herbert 83 yards to the Oregon 3-yard line, leading to a FG for the Tigers.

Momentum swings: Oregon DBs Thomas Graham Jr. and Jevon Holland had interceptions to kill Auburn drives inside Ducks’ territory.

Beyond the boxscore: Holland’s 81-yard punt return was the longest in a college game at AT&T Stadium.

Third quarter

What happened: Both teams scored one touchdown as Oregon took a 21-13 lead into the fourth.

The big play: Darrian Felix’s 6-yard TD run with 9:23 to play made it 21-6 Oregon.

Momentum swing: Auburn’s Eli Stove followed his 36-yard run with an 11-yard TD catch for the Tigers’ first touchdown of the game with 4:20 to play.

Beyond the boxscore: Oregon’s top two RBs, CJ Verdell and Travis Dye, both left the game with injuries in the third, though both eventually returned.

Fourth quarter

What happened: Auburn scores twice in the quarter, the first on a 1-yard run to close within a point and the second on a game-winning touchdown pass play with 9 seconds remaining.

The big play: Nix finds Seth Williams on a 26-yard pass play with 9 seconds remaining for the game-winning touchdown.

Momentum swing: On fourth and 3 at the Auburn 47 yard-line with 1:21 remaining, Nix runs for 3 yards and a first down to keep what proved to be the game-winning drive alive.

Beyond the boxscore: The much-hyped Bo Nix notches his first college victory in storybook fashion.

 

 

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SCORING SUMMARY

First quarter

ORE -- CJ Verdell 1 run (Camden Lewis kick). Oregon 7, Auburn 0. 10:13. 11-74-4:47

AUB -- Anders Carlson 40 FG. Oregon 7, Auburn 3. 3:17. 6-58-1:25

ORE -- Spencer Webb 20 pass from Justin Herbert (Lewis kick). Oregon 14, Auburn 3. 2:11. 3-75-1:06

Second quarter

AUB -- Carlson 25 FG. Oregon 14, Auburn 6. 4:45. 4-(-4)-1:34

Third quarter

ORE -- Darrian Felix 6 run (Adam Stack kick). Oregon 21, Auburn 6. 9:23. 9-53-3:28

AUB -- Eli Stove 11 pass from Bo Nix (Carlson kick). Oregon 21, Auburn 13. 4:20. 4-58-1:11

Fourth quarter

AUB -- Joey Gatewood 1 run (Carlson kick). Oregon 21, Auburn 20. 9:48. 8-69-2:56

AUB -- Seth Williams 26 pass from Nix (Carlson kick). Auburn 27, Oregon 21. 0:09. 11-60-2:05

 

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