Oregon Ducks head to National Championship game with Clear Creek alum
Clear Creek graduate Marcus Davis and the rest of the Oregon Ducks are ready to play in the biggest game of their lives.
The No. 1-ranked Auburn football team will play No. 2 Oregon in the Tostitos BCS National Championship game on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. CST at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It will mark the first time that the Tigers (13-0) and Ducks (12-0) have met.
Darron Thomas, an Aldine grad and the 6-foot, 3-inch sophomore quarterback, has completed 195 of 321 passes for 2,518 yards this season. The first-year starting quarterback’s 28 touchdown strikes stand only four scoring passes shy of Akili Smith’s 1998 single-season school record. Thomas helped Oregon average 49 points and 537.5 yards per game this season.
The title game will feature two of the most prolific offenses in the country. The Ducks are first nationally in scoring offense averaging 49.3 points per game, while the Tigers are sixth averaging 42.7 points per contest. Oregon has never won a national title. Heisman hopeful LaMichael James, Thomas and the Ducks lead the nation in scoring.
Born Marcus K. Davis in LaMarque, Texas on Jan. 2, 1991 Davis is the son of Marcus and Yolanda Davis. Marcus was a member of Rivals top 250, and was tabbed the states best cornerback by Dave Campbell's Texas Football. He was a three-year letterman who started at defensive back and wide receiver where he tallied 179 tackles, eight interceptions, 18 pass breakups and five blocked kicks (two punts and three FGs) during his final three seasons. Davis also scored six TDs on punt and kickoff returns during his career.
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