The Golden Eagles (2-1) never have defeated an FBS-level team in 28 tries. The game against the Ducks was the Ohio Valley Conference team's first against a Pac-12 opponent.
Da'Rick Rogers, who transferred to Tennessee Tech from Tennessee right before the season started, had three catches for 38 yards and the first touchdown of the game. He took a short pass from Tre Lamb and ran for a 23-yard TD.
Rogers was suspended indefinitely by Tennessee on Aug. 23. He told reporters it was because of failed drug tests.
He was a first-team all-SEC receiver in 2011 after finishing with 67 receptions for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns for the Volunteers. He faced Oregon when the Ducks visited Knoxville in 2010, finishing with a carry for 21 yards in Oregon's 48-13 victory.
Rogers had five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in Tech's 42-14 victory against North Greenville last week. The week before he was named Ohio Valley Conference newcomer of the week after three receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown in a win against Hampton.
The Ducks quickly answered Rogers' TD with Kenjon Barner's 1-yard scoring run and Thomas' 59-yard touchdown sprint.