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Ducks win Holiday Bowl in dramatic fashion

Bo Nix holds the ball on the field during the Holiday Bowl
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Oregon quarterback Bo Nix holds the ball during the 2022 Holiday Bowl in San Diego

The Oregon Ducks football team ended their season Wednesday night with a dramatic, last-minute victory over North Carolina in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

The Ducks trailed for most of the second half.

But with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Oregon quarterback Bo Nix threw a touchdown pass to Chase Cota to tie the score at 27.

Then, the Ducks kicked an extra point that bounced off the uprights and stayed good for a 28-27 win.

Oregon ends the season with a 10-3 record.

The game was the first football game ever played in Petco Park, which is normally the home to baseball's San Diego Padres.

Chris Lehman has been reporting on Oregon issues since 2006. He joined the KLCC news department in December 2018 and became News Director in March 2023. Chris was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. His public broadcasting career includes stops in Louisiana and Illinois. Chris has filed for national programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”