The Kansas State Wildcats got an early taste of De’Anthony Thomas’ speed. Thomas ran back the opening kickoff 94-yards and went completely untouched. The Black Mamba is one of the best playmakers in the country and Oregon has to be thankful he has to stay for one more year.
The @sportscenter highlights crew calculated that De'Anthony Thomas was sprinting at speed of 26 MPH at end of his kick-return TD
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 4, 2013
The Kansas State kicker even tried to get him to step out of bounds by kicking it towards the sideline but no such luck. To add insult to injury, Oregon went for two right afterwards. It could be a long night for the Wildcats.
Thomas also scored the second touchdown for the Ducks. He has to be the Heisman favorite in 2013 with Clowney and Bridgewater.