College Football
Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38
When: 5:00 PM ET, Monday, January 2, 2012
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Temperature: 82°
Head Official: Brad Allen
Attendance: 91245

De'Anthony Thomas rushed twice - both for touchdowns totaling 155 yards - and Darron Thomas passed for 268 yards and three touchdowns as Oregon outlasted Wisconsin 45-38 in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio on Monday.

LaMichael James ran for 159 yards and a score and Lavasier Tuinei caught two touchdown passes as the Ducks (12-2) piled up 621 yards against the No. 6 scoring defense in the country.

Oregon had lost back-to-back BCS Bowls, including the National Championship Game last season. The Ducks are 2-3 in the Rose Bowl - their other victory came in 1917.

The high-powered offenses traded scores throughout the first two quarters, going into the break tied at 28 when Darron Thomas hit Tuinei with a 3-yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left in the second quarter.

The Ducks got the ball first in the third quarter and took their first lead 35-28 when De'Anthony Thomas broke for a 64-yard touchdown run. De'Anthony Thomas had the highlight run of the first half as well, scampering 91 yards at the close of the first quarter.

The Badgers (11-3) would get the lead back with a field goal and a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Nick Toon with 4:44 left in the third.

But the fourth quarter belonged to Oregon. Darron Thomas and Tuinei hooked up again for an 11-yard score to put the Ducks back on top 42-38 and Alejandro Maldonado kicked a 30-yard field goal with 6:50 left to provide the winning margin.

Tuinei finished out his career with eight catches for 158 yards, while De'Anthony Thomas added 34 receiving yards.
Top Game Performances
Wisconsin   Oregon
Montee Ball Player LaMichael James
32 Attempts 25
164 Yards 159
5.1 Avg Yards 6.4
1 Touchdowns 1
0 Long 0
Wisconsin   Oregon
Jared Abbrederis Player Lavasier Tuinei
4 Receptions 8
119 Yards 158
29.8 Avg Yards 19.8
1 Touchdowns 2
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Wisconsin 508 212 296 4 1 1 2.0 2
Oregon 621 345 276 6 1 1 2.0 1