Oregon sophomore De’Anthony Thomas already has plenty of footage in the can for a Heisman campaign; he can probably afford to leave this one on the cutting room floor. The first 49 yards of Saturday’s scamper vs. Tennessee Tech are vintage Black Mamba. But that last few inches could have gone better.
Fortunately teammate Jake Fisher recovered Thomas’s fumble in the end zone resulting in a touchdown. Also: Thomas has nine touchdowns in his last four games dating back to last year’s Rose Bowl, so one more or less shouldn’t hurt his chances.