Oregon 35, Kansas State 17

Date - Thursday, January 3, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - University of Phoenix Stadium
Attendance - 70242

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oregon 15 7 10 3 35
Kansas State 0 10 0 7 17

Recap


No. 3 Oregon 35, No. 6 Kansas State 17:
Marcus Mariota accounted for three touchdowns and De’Anthony Thomas scored twice as the Ducks dispatched the Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz.

Thomas returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and caught a 23-yard scoring pass from Mariota just over 11 minutes later as Oregon (12-1) scored the first 15 points and never trailed while winning what might be Chip Kelly’s final game as head coach.

Collin Klein rushed for one touchdown and passed for another for Kansas State (11-2) but the third-place finisher in the Heisman Trophy balloting was bottled up much of the night by the Ducks’ defense. Klein was 17-of-32 for 151 yards and two interceptions and rushed for 30 yards on 13 attempts.

Klein’s 6-yard run and Anthony Cantele’s 25-yard field goal pulled the Wildcats within 15-10 with 5:21 left in the first half. But a five-play, 77-yard drive in the final minute of the half, capped by Mariota’s 24-yard pass to Kenjon Barner with 14 seconds left, gave Oregon a 12-point halftime lead. Barner rushed for 143 yards.

Mariota scored on a 2-yard run with 8:03 left in the third quarter, and Oregon extended the lead with a rare one-point safety. After the extra-point attempt was blocked, Kansas State’s Ryan Mueller picked the ball up and ran into the end zone before tossing a lateral to Allen Chapman, who was tackled for the single point.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mariota was 12-of-24 or 166 yards and also rushed for 62 yards on eight carries. … Kansas State, which was outgained 384-283, has lost five consecutive bowl games dating back to the 2002 Holiday Bowl. … Kelly is expected to interview for several NFL coaching vacancies in the coming days.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:48
Oregon   TD  Kansas State 0 - Oregon 8
1st Quarter - 3:46
Oregon   TD  Kansas State 0 - Oregon 15
2nd Quarter - 13:26
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 7 - Oregon 15
2nd Quarter - 5:21
Kansas State   FG  Kansas State 10 - Oregon 15
2nd Quarter - 0:14
Oregon   TD  Kansas State 10 - Oregon 22
3rd Quarter - 11:01
Oregon   FG  Kansas State 10 - Oregon 25
3rd Quarter - 8:03
Oregon   TD  Kansas State 10 - Oregon 32
4th Quarter - 11:35
Kansas State   TD  Kansas State 17 - Oregon 32
4th Quarter - 2:27
Oregon   FG  Kansas State 17 - Oregon 35
TEAMS

Team Records

  Oregon Kansas State
W/L 12 - 1 - 0 11 - 2 - 0
Conference 8 - 1 - 0 8 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Oregon Kansas State
Score 35 17
First Downs 22 20
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-13
31%
7-for-15
47%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-4
25%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 388 283
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-222 37-132
Average/Rush 5.3 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 12-24 17-33
Passing Yards 166 151
Average/Pass Play 6.6 4.4
Penalties-Yards 5-33 7-57
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 26:54 33:06

PLAYER STATS

Oregon (12 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Mariota 12/24 166 2 0
Kansas State (11 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Klein 17/32 151 1 2
A. Pease 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Barner 30 143 4.8 0
M. Mariota 8 62 7.8 1
D. Thomas 2 15 7.5 0
B. Marshall 1 2 2.0 0
J. Rice 1 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hubert 17 55 3.2 0
A. Pease 7 47 6.7 0
C. Klein 13 30 2.3 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Thomas 4 60 15.0 1
C. Lyerla 3 52 17.3 0
J. Huff 3 26 8.7 0
K. Barner 1 24 24.0 1
R. Vaughn 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Harper 8 71 8.9 0
T. Lockett 4 35 8.8 0
J. Hubert 2 16 8.0 1
A. Pease 1 12 12.0 0
T. Thompson 1 12 12.0 0
T. Tannahill 1 5 5.0 0